Think you're hearing more Spanish on George Street? You're not imagining things -- the number of Latin American students studying in Australia is soaring. Crikey intern Isabel Filgueiras looks at why.
Two elections held at the weekend provide an interesting angle on how democracies respond to crisis. The first, in the Czech Republic, the second, over in Colombia.
A bicycle race in Bogota, Colombia, can involve charging through a crime-ridden slum, swerving down potholed streets to avoid drunken men and being chased by dogs. It's not quite the Tour de France, but...
The natural desire to help people who may have lost their life savings needs to be balanced against the fact of moral hazard: that by decreasing the cost of foolishness, you will increase its supply, writes Charles Richardson.
Gay love, vibrating pants, Columbian connections -- you could be forgiven for thinking the US political press were at a loss for news this week. Alas, 'twas not the case.