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Giving to victims in disaster zones

Bill Spirito

There are many options charitable organizations receiving gifts to help those affected by the recent earthquake in México and hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico and in our own United States. 

Whereas one needs to to one's own research to see how to best help with monetary donations, here are PBS's recommendations for orgs working in México and Puerto Rico:

A reflexionar: Recordando a Martin Luther King Jr.

Bill Spirito

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, if you're stuck behind a computer as you take time to reflect, here are some recommendations for you to combine love of history, justice, language and culture:

A few articles in English:

A slew of videos in (or subtitled in) Spanish or Portuguese

  • Not just for kids: a puppet's mini-biography with slow Spanish and one in Spanish in the first person

  • King's most famous speech with highlighted Spanish subtitles, and an excerpt with Spanish subtitles of one of King's lesser known speeches
  • a 15-minute documentary dubbed in Spanish, and a 90-minute History Channel documentary in Spanish 
  • a somber BBC documentary in Portuguese

5 ciudades que debes visitar en Colombia

Luis Vidal

Toca ponerse el traje de rumba (party), porque cada 20 de julio Colombia celebra su Día de la Independencia. Hora de comer arepas, tomarse un buen tinto (café) y unas polas (cervezas), además de bailar cumbias y vallenato. Pero, ¡ojo! a cuidarse del guayabo (resaca)

Aquí en BASE celebramos todas sus tradiciones y los hacemos invitándolos a conocer 5 ciudades que debes visitar en Colombia:

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