Mauricio Vivero

1 A neglected ‘cold war’ and humanitarian tragedy at our doorstep

Guest op-ed by Mauricio Vivero, executive director at the Seattle International Foundatrion (a backer of Humanosphere, full disclosure). This post first appeared in the Huffington Post. Vladimir Putin’s illegal annexation of Crimea has some U.S. policymakers dusting off the Cold War playbook. Looking at Russia’s occupation of parts of Ukraine…

2 Seattle aid organization seeks to end the neglect of Central America

Flickr, szeke A few decades ago, Seattle’s relationship with Central American nations like El Salvador, Nicaragua or Guatemala was perhaps most defined by this community serving as a haven for refugees in the nationwide sanctuary movement for people fleeing the violence of the civil wars. On Tuesday, at Microsoft’s Redmond…

0 Seattle philanthropy seeks changed mindset in world murder capital

Down with DrugsFlickr, Curtis Gregory Perry U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Mexico and soon will be on his way to Honduras, meeting with Central American leaders to figure out an effective strategy for combating the surging, deadly drug trade. Many Latin American leaders say the so-called ‘War on…

1 Turning Seattle’s hodgepodge of do-gooders into a community

Seattle has become a hub, or more accurately a hodgepodge, of international do-gooders. To begin with, there’s that internationally oriented foundation based in Seattle run by a couple of mega-billionaires. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy, has made the Emerald City (do we still call it…