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Subprimes für Dummies

Heidi besitzt eine Bar in der Bieler Innenstadt. Um den Umsatz zu steigern beschliesst sie, die Getränke der treuen Kundschaft – mehrheitlich Alkoholiker ohne Arbeit – aufzuschreiben (ihnen also Kredit zu gewähren). Das spricht sich herum und dadurch drängen sich immer mehr Kunden in Heidi’s Bar. Da die Kunden sich um die Bezahlung vorerst keine Sorgen [read more…]

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Evo Morales' fight for football

The Bolivian President Evo Morales made a one day trip to Switzerland all the way from Bolivia to challenge the FIFA ban on football games above 2500 meters of altitude.

The President arriving Wednesday evening (27.06.) in Zurich, had a tight schedule the following day.
First he had a little football match he was invited to by the [read more…]

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Hotel Rwanda

Today I have seen the movie “Hotel Rwanda” starring Don Cheadle. I’m kind of speechless. I think this is probably the strongest movie I’ve ever seen. As this all happened I was a foolish 13 year old teenager, but I remember the pictures I’ve seen on TV. And I remember that I never understood why this [read more…]

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Today is a big day...

Today is a big day for the Bolivian People.

Today Evo Morales has been sworn in as the first indigenous president of Bolivia.
More than 180 years after it’s independency finally this country has a president who really represents the population.
But it seems that the media is focusing more on his knitted sweater than on the political [read more…]