I must apologize to Frontline Club website readers due to my extended absence. During the past week, I’ve suffered from LRE (lesion for repetitive effort) due to my frenenic typewriting. In the meantime, an entire medical crew was excommunicated by the Brazilian catholic church for conducting a legal abortion on a 9-year-old girl who had been raped; our president, Lula, was praised by the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for fighting protecionism amidst the world crisis; Bolivia’s president Evo Morales chewed coca leaves at the UN drug summit. Now I’d love to have written about all of these events but unfortunately, being a freelance journalist without health insurance, the only way I can take care of myself against LRE is by stopping to write for a while. Which, for any passionated journalist, is a huge sacrifice.