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The Earthquake that Revealed Mexico's Strength and Solidarity

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:12:41 +0000

"A people's greatness is out there, in the streets. Face to face. Hands holding hands. Heartbeats that don't give up, and ask that others don't fade."

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Mexico Earthquake: ‘I Thought I Was Going to Die When Pieces of the Ceiling Began to Fall’

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:31:49 +0000

People who lived through the September 2017 earthquakes in Oaxaca and Mexico City tell us their experience.

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Evidence of Government Surveillance in Mexico Continues to Mount

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:53:21 +0000

Intrusive technologies used to intimidate and silence dissent continue to be used in Mexico.

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Indigenous Rappers from Brazil Are Using the Internet to Bring Their Message to the Masses

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:54:05 +0000

“I speak the truth, I don't want to be like you/I sing about various issues and with that I am showing/That indigenous voices are the voices of today.”

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A Conversation with Paraguayan Artist Enrique Collar and His Search for Identity

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:43:59 +0000

"Art is uncomfortable, you can never feel comfortable," says Paraguayan artist Enrique Collar who is now living in The Netherlands.

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Mexico's Appeal for an Impartial Federal Prosecutor General

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:35:44 +0000

Mexico's ruling party wants one of its members to become the Federal Prosecutor General. Many believe this represents a conflict of interest.

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The 17th-Century Peruvian Saint With a 21st-Century Social Media Presence

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:09:27 +0000

"We have more than 100,000 likes and 100,000 followers on Facebook! Let's keep sharing!"

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Automatic Speech Recognition Project Seeks to Revitalize the Quechua Languages

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:05:35 +0000

Can you imagine computers, smartphones and robots that speak Quechua? A Peruvian engineer’s work aims to do just that.

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#TheOccupation of Wikipolitics: A Collective Commitment to Democratic Reinvention in Mexico

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 18:26:54 +0000

"We're convinced that this new way of doing politics, fair, in solidarity, respectful, generous and joyful, has to get to every corner of this country".

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An Anonymous Psych Patient Is Now Acclaimed as a Master Artist of the Immigrant Experience

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:00:39 +0000

For years, Mexican artist Martín Ramírez was only known as a psychiatric patient who made drawings. That narrative is changing.

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Outside Venezuela: Into the Deep Podcast

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:12:25 +0000

Two Venezuelan women who left their country at different times for different reasons. This is their story.

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Yes, Racism Among the US Latino Community Against African-Americans Does Exist

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:31:12 +0000

"Conversations have been going on for more than 50 years...This topic involves political, spiritual and cultural aspects."

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Mayan Muslims of Mexico Are Redefining Indigenous Identity

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:15:49 +0000

"Indigenous people are not merely empty shells for foreign ideologies to be planted on, but masters and directors of their own story."

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Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:28:13 +0000

Get to know these ancient drinks that most tourists, and locals, overlook in the Mexican capital.

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Mexico Offers Relief for Hurricane Harvey Victims Amidst Storms of Immigration Controversy

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 19:43:42 +0000

Carlos Sada, Mexico's undersecretary for North American relations, said late Monday, “Our offer is open and permanent. We're just waiting for instructions [...] This is about being good neighbors."

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