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Food Wars in Latin America

Food Wars in Latin America

By W. Alejandro Sanchez COHA Bolivia has accomplished a major victory in its quest to consolidate itself as the world’s most-renowned producer of quinoa. In late August, the Andean Community, a South American bloc, recognized the miracle grain as being Bolivian in origin. This recognition will aid the government’s and local industries’ international marketing campaigns.

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Guest Voz: A Slightly Honduran Perspective on the Immigration Crisis

By Matthew Keiser Honduras Weekly I don’t consider myself to be an expert on Honduras or even La Ceiba; it’s a country of 8 million different lives jostling and colliding with one another in ways unimaginable to many Americans. To have an intimate knowledge of a people on that scale is impossible. Yet I know

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Brazil: Army enrolls first women in course for Musician Sergeants

By Flávia Ribeiro Diálogo Music and military service are in the blood of Carolyne Gonze, a 22-year-old Minas Gerais native. The saxophonist is the granddaughter of a conductor and niece of a Musician Sergeant in the Brazilian Army. Until recently, Gonze had been able to pursue only her musical passions. But late last year, an

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Peru to host 50th edition of World Surfing Games

By Agnes Rivera Peru This Week The International Surfing Association has chosen Peru to be host of 2014´s surfing competition. The 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games (WSG) is an ISA World Championship that brings together surfers from all over the world to compete in Team, Open, and Women divisions. Surfers will be looking to catch

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Another Peruvian pyramid bites the dust for sake of progress

LatinaLista — One sure sign of a country’s healthy economy is its growing housing sector. Unless of course new development “bulldozes” over one of the main industries responsible for that healthy economy. Peru is a country dependent on tourism. In fact, tourism is one of the three main industries in the country, alongside fishing and

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