Stories from William Troop
As an editor at The World, I'm crashing against a deadline almost all the time that I'm in the newsroom, editing content for The World's many daily stories. When I get a chance, though, I like to report on my favorite topic: soccer. OK, actually soccer takes up most of my non-work life, but I'm cool with that.
I also consider myself a citizen of the world and a global nomad. I grew up in Mexico and Italy before moving to the United States for college and beyond. So what better place to work than The World?
That explains why I joined the original team that created The World in 1995. Since then, I've worn almost all the hats in our newsroom: producer, director, correspondent and editor. Before joining the team in Boston, I was a producer and editor at National Public Radio, and news director at NPR member station WAMU in Washington.
The pro-separatist parties that control the government of Catalonia are pushing decisively for a split from Spain. But opinion polls show the Catalan public split pretty much down the middle on the issue. And Spain's prime minister says he simply won't allow the country's break up.
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Italian non-profit Liberi Nantes organizes a soccer team each year made up entirely of migrants and asylum seekers. The group's founders say it's their response to racism in soccer.
Aboriginal football star Adam Goodes is the target of relentless booing from fans in Australia. And the country is split on whether the booing is racist.
Brazilians were told Rio was already prepped for an Olympics, but this seems far from the truth.
Several Cuban athletes have defected over the past few weeks, despite warmer relations between the US and Cuba. The Cuban team at the Gold Cup soccer tournament was especially affected.