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Global warming has cost Peru 40% of glacial surface

Global warming has cost Peru 40% of glacial surface

By Agnes Rivera Peru This Week Peru is lauded for its diverse landscape, but the country’s snowy peaks are at risk of disappearing. According to a recent study performed by the National Water Authority (ANA) “19 mountain range glaciers in Peru have lost more than 40% of their surface in the last 40 years” (El

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Colombia-Ecuador border earthquake sparks concern of possibly imminent volcano eruption

By Emil Foget Colombia Reports Authorities in southwestern Colombia have raised alert levels on Tuesday after a 5.6M earthquake hit the border region, sparking concerns that two nearby volcanoes might erupt in a matter of days. Colombia’s Geological Service have changed the alert level of two volcanoes from yellow to orange. The two volcanoes are

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New poll shows more women in Latin America battle disrespect, violence and loss of dignity on daily basis

LatinaLista — The recent comments by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella that women shouldn’t ask for raises but instead trust in karma, smacked many who heard it as epitomizing the inequality that rages on for many women in male-dominated environments. Though Nadella has apologized profusely for his remarks, there are some parts of the world where

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Guatemala’s newest “Embassy” gives residents of gang-plagued neighborhood equal chance at finding a job

LatinaLista — Gang violence is a given negative for any community — diminished property values, random street violence, increase in petty crime — the list goes on but rarely is it heard that neighborhood gang violence actually keeps people from getting jobs. In Guatemala it does. It seems Zona 18, recognized as one of the

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Hundreds of foreigners deported from Peru in past weeks for abuse of tourist visas

By Agnes Rivera Peru This Week According to Peru’s Interior Minister, Daniel Urresti, 200 foreigners have been deported from Peru in the last three weeks. This comes after the Migration department of Peru decided to speed up expulsion protocols, reducing them from eight months to twenty-four hours. Urresti made it a point to clarify that

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