Florencia Varas

Florencia Varas is a Chilean journalist. She was cultural attaché in the UK from 1990 to 1994 and is a former correspondent for the London Times and Sunday Times newspapers. She is also the author of several books, among others "Coup!" published by Stein & Day, New York, 1974, about the military coup in Chile. "Amor y Desesperanza", and "Pisadas en la Arena".

The right to die

Death is the ultimate ending for all living beings. Yet, strangely, very few societies allow us the freedom to choose to die of our own volition – a practice called euthanasia or assisted suicide. The right to take our own…

The Scent of India

In these times of social isolation due to coronavirus, my mind travels to India, where I once lived swathed in its jasmine perfume. I see its white sands; the sea that bathes its Goan beaches; the bluish red of its…