"This was the first time in my 30 year career as a reporter that I have been removed from a press conference," says Jorge Ramos.
William Rivers Pitt: I sit in my garden, girded by dirt and green and growth, I smell life ... and I think of New Orleans.
Jon Letman is a freelance journalist on Kauai. He writes about politics, people and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Follow him on Twitter @jonletman.