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Last-minute pardon for Salvadoran woman facing 30-year prison sentence for miscarriage

Last-minute pardon for Salvadoran woman facing 30-year prison sentence for miscarriage

By Kate Sopcich Council on Hemispheric Affairs Eight years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vásquez Aldana, an 18-year old mother of one, suffered a miscarriage. Guadalupe, working as a domestic servant in the home of a wealthy Salvadoran family, collapsed and was rushed to a public hospital. As required by law, attending doctors notified the police; Guadalupe


Peruvian prisoners do their part to rid environment of plastics by weaving sustainable baskets

By Hillary Ojeda Peru This Week Innovative ways to end plastic-use are rapidly finding their ways in all corners of the globe. Prison inmates from Lurigancho prison are making sustainable and ecological woven baskets to promote environmentally friendly practices. The 25 participating inmates weave organic cane fiber in various colors and distribute them to help

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Besides cigars and classic cars, U.S. collectors look to Cuba for one more thing — Cuban art

LatinaLista — Ever since the announcement that the United States was starting the process of normalizing relations with Cuba, Americans have been salivating for two things: Cuban cigars and the classic cars that stream along the island nation’s roads. But there’s one more thing that aficionados are hoping will be in great demand on the


US Policies Facilitate Cuban Crime Rings: Report

by Kyra Gurney InSight Crime An investigation conducted by a Florida newspaper revealed that numerous Cuban criminal networks operate in the United States, a phenomenon facilitated by US immigration policies that will likely change as the two countries restore diplomatic ties. According to a yearlong investigation by the Florida Sun Sentinel, criminal networks run by


Acclaimed Peruvian play accused of promoting terrorism elicits response from country’s Ministry of Culture

By Hillary Ojeda Peru This Week The Ministry of Culture released a statement regarding one of the most acclaimed Peruvian plays of 2014, after the anti-terrorist government organization, DIRCOTE announced investigations into the producers and actors for defending terrorism. Entitled, “La cautiva” or “The Captive,” the play first opened in Oct. 2014 at the theater