Edible insects give Mexicans a taste of history – and maybe the future
There are crispy brown grasshoppers cooked into that bread. Eating bugs “is confused with being something exotic,” not just by foreigners, but by many city-dwelling Mexicans as well, says Isaac Sandoval, co-owner of the Época de Oro Chocolateria, who is serving up critter-covered chocolates. “This is tradition and is a huge part of Mexico’s story,” Mr. Sandoval says.
04/25/2017 - 02:08 PM
Israeli president’s advice on Holocaust remembrance
If his talk can inspire Israel and its neighbors to live in peace someday, perhaps it will be remembered as long as the Holocaust will be. The third way accepts the need for Jewish solidarity and the goal of preventing genocide but adopts the Jewish value of respecting all men and women, regardless of their religion or race.
04/24/2017 - 05:49 PM
For Turkey's Erdoğan, new powers present fresh challenges
Dressed all in black and with a string of prayer beads wrapped around his wrist, the bearded election monitor in Istanbul's conservative Fatih district predicted that a “yes” result to expand presidential powers would heal Turkey’s deep divisions, and usher in an era of utopian calm. “Turkey will be a more understanding, tolerant, and sympathetic country,” said Ülker Abdullah, an Istanbul security guard appointed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to watch a polling station for the landmark referendum April 16. “If the result is ‘yes’ … people will live with each other with more respect, with more diversity,” said Mr. Abdullah, of his expectations of investing Turkey’s charismatic but divisive leader with sweeping new powers.
04/24/2017 - 04:52 PM
Witnesses to execution test a 'somber civic duty'
Dale Baich has watched 13 people die in the Arizona death chamber. One in particular has stayed with him: convicted murderer Joe Woods, who took nearly two hours to die. In some respects, Mr. Baich, a capital defense attorney, had no option but to be there for a client.
04/24/2017 - 04:07 PM
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