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Mezcal: The Rebirth of a Traditional Mexican Drink

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:16:17 +0000

After having been considered an underappreciated drink, mezcal is finally found in the most chic bars on the planet and bartenders are giving it the recognition it deserves.

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Argentine Documentary ‘Education in Motion’ Spotlights Grassroots Learning in Latin America

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:03:09 +0000

"The people know very well that the school is here, conquered by the struggle, it is in struggle and lives in struggle."

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“Cementazo” Scandal Tarnishes Costa Rican Presidential Election

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:24:19 +0000

The "cementazo", roughly translated as "huge cement blow", is a corruption case tarnishing the presidential election in one of the most institutionally stable countries in Latin America.

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With a Little Help From Humans, the Caribbean's Birds Are Attempting a Post-Hurricane Comeback

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:49:27 +0000

Wildlife suffers from the effects of natural disasters too, and after the tough 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, conservationists across the Caribbean are helping bird populations to be resilient.

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In a Video Testimony, Mothers Expose Horrible Situation Inside a Venezuelan Children's Hospital

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:35:44 +0000

For many of the families affected, the true epidemic is the mismanagement of the government.

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A One-Two Punch of Natural Disasters in Cuba’s Camagüey

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:30:00 +0000

Hurricanes go, but in Camagüey the victims stay. Irma was the final blow after the tornado that battered them on 29 August 2017.

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Mexican Attorney General's Short Tenure Criticized for ‘Constant Impunity’

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:47:07 +0000

"It's important to remember that during Cervantes' time in position, impunity in cases of attacks against #FreedomOfExpression was constant"

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Miss Peru Pageant Protests Gender Violence to International Applause, but not all Peruvians Are Clapping

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:48:15 +0000

"[If] Miss Peru really cared for the well being of Peruvian women [...] they would use that airtime in something more productive than having yet another 'beauty' queen..."

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Despite Victories, the Fight for Afro-Mexican Recognition Has a Way to Go

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:27:34 +0000

"There are those who say...we are all Mexican and to think differently is to be discriminatory or racist. Those who assert this surely have not had their rights violated."

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After 121 Years, the First Indigenous Singer Performs at Brazil’s Teatro Amazonas

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:19:32 +0000

The theatre was built in the late 19th century with the wealth from rubber exploitation in the Amazon, which brought devastation for the indigenous communities in the forested region.

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In Paraguay, a Community Fights for the Right to Grow Food

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:02:01 +0000

The community of Primero de Marzo can't sell their produce in a country where 700,000 people go hungry every day.

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The Venezuelan Crisis Understood Through Video Games

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 20:13:51 +0000

Creative ways of protesting in Venezuela leave traces in different spaces and amplify a variety of points of views around the Venezuelan conflict.

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The Latest Threat to Beleaguered Environmental Activists in Honduras Comes from the Law

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:27:42 +0000

Protesters have long been victims of extrajudicial assassinations and arbitrary incarcerations. Now they have simply been criminalized.

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Over 1,000 Chilean Films, Documentaries and Short Films Available Online

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:38:03 +0000

Curious about Chilean cinema and culture? Look no further!

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Come Together: Mexico's Recovery from Double Earthquake Devastation in Photographs

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:56:48 +0000

Volunteers streamed into the worst-affected areas of Mexico City to remove debris and boost public morale.

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