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Blog Posts by Ricky Martínez Benoit

Angel Ricardo Martinez Benoit (or Ricky for short - is a freelance journalist and analyst specialized in international affairs and geopolitics. He has lived in, reported from, or just visited more than 50 countries across every continent except Oceania. As an analyst, his work has been featured in both Panamanian and foreign media outlets, and he has lectured on topics such as geopolitics, drug trafficking and terrorism at Panama's National Assembly as well as the country's top universities. Ricky is also a bartender, a job he's been doing on and off for the last 10+ years, both in Europe and Panama. In Bocas, where he has lived for the past couple years, he has worked at Raw Fusion, Munchies Burger Bar and Aqua Lounge. He's currently traveling, via the Trans Mongolian Railway, from Western Europe to China, where he will attend martial arts school. He'll be back to Bocas' bars for the next high season! Meanwhile, connect with Ricky on Facebook here or click here to follow Ricky on Twitter.

On The Future of Language – And on Why Choosing Spanish is a Smart Bet

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Monlingual vs Bilingual Brain

For the last month or so, I’ve been embarked on my second attempt at learning German. This has given me a lot of time to think about languages and their future at a global scale. I hadn’t written anything yet on the topic, but an article on the Washington Post with the title “The future…