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Mexico: The fight to end kidnapping

Mexico: The fight to end kidnapping

By Sergio Ramos Infosurhoy.com MEXICO CITY – Isabel Miranda de Wallace thought her son’s life was saved when she paid a US$114,642 ransom demanded by the three kidnappers who took Hugo Alberto Wallace Miranda, 33, in the nation’s capital on July 11, 2005. But she never saw him again. Nearly nine years later, de Wallace

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Team of Spanish astronomers to deliver bilingual online coverage of lunar eclipse from ancient Inca site

LatinaLista — April 15, 2014 is a “red” letter day on the calendar. Not because taxes are due but because a celestial phenomenon that hasn’t happened in 10 years will be visible — the start of a full lunar eclipse tetrad. Tuesday’s lunar eclipse is the first of four full lunar eclipses that will happen

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“BBoy for Life” documentary shows a different side to Guatemala´s ghettos

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Guatemala City´s ghettos are renowned for their gangs, drugs and violence, but when US-born director Coury Deeb stayed in one, he saw a different side to life in the slums – one of people trying to escape their surroundings, through dance. “We met with some B-Boys and learned that though they

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World Cup: Interpol helps Brazilian authorities prevent violent soccer fans interfering with world soccer’s largest event

By Eduardo Szklarz Infosurhoy.com BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The organizers of the World Cup in Brazil are working with Interpol and law enforcement officials from Argentina and Uruguay to control the arrival of violent fans during the World Cup. The joint action plan is particularly focused on the state of Rio Grande do Sul, which

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First international forum of women leaders from South America and Arab countries convenes

By Via Andina Peru This Week The First International Forum of Women Leaders from South America and Arab countries is set to run from April 7-8, 2014 under the theme “Women leaders transforming the world.” The two-day event is organized by the Arab League General Secretariat and Peru’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Women Affairs.

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Guatemala launches “Yo soy Atitlán” to save one of the world’s most iconic lakes

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista With the objective of saving one of Central America´s most popular tourist attractions, Yo soy Atitlán was launched in Guatemala last week, hoping to reverse the effects of contamination on what is described by many as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Over the past few years, Lake

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