“Brexit, what’s happening?”

By Frans Snackers At the start of the Grote Kromme Elleboog street in Groningen, one shop stands out because of its remarkable window display. A large board built to look like a ruined battlefield is covered by two factions of miniature warriors, ready to engage in combat with each other. Their life-like paint jobs are…

Rejecting a Fortune to Build a New One

By Tommaso Lecca Imagine that you were born rich. You are the first child, and your family owns a construction company that rebuilt entire neighbourhoods in your hometown, which was bombed during the Second World War. You don’t have to worry about your future because you already have one: managing your family business. You are…

An introverted campaigner

By Bala Chambers “Catalonia didn’t exist as it does now. Institutions and civil liberties were abolished in 1714. That had long-lasting consequences. In the 18th, 19th century living conditions were hard. Life expectancy was below 40 years old. The first thing people had in mind was food and survival,” quietly explains pro-Catalan independence supporter, Sergi…

A Peruvian star on the rise

By Bala Chambers Peru are 1-0 down to Argentina in Lima. 19 year old Luiz ‘Beto’ da Silva enters the field for the second half, making his debut in the South American World Cup qualifiers. His pace and dribbling are outlets for the counter attack against Argentina. Defender, Zabaleta can’t live with his direct attacking play and quickly…

A head strong Mexican’s view from afar

By James Field Claudia Cañedo is adaptable. She’s travelled half way across the globe yet her Dyslexia frequently causes her to see maps in reverse. She’ll dare you to mention a job she hasn’t done to pay for tuition, often hampered by Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) to complement her Dyslexia. Her town of Mazatlan at…