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

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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Murder spotlights cartel penetration at Mexico university

By Seth Robbins InSight Crime The execution-style murder of an employee at a public university in Mexico has shed light on the extortion of staff and students by the notorious Zetas cartel, indicating the group’s willingness to go to extreme lengths in its search for new revenue streams. According to Proceso, Gregorio Serna was shot

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Colombian newspapers loan paper to Venezuelan colleagues critical of government

By Victoria McKenzie Colombia Reports Colombia’s Press Association is lending 52 tons of paper to three national Venezuelan newspapers on the verge of shutting down due to insufficient supplies to non state-owned dailies. Nora Sanin, executive director of Colombian Association of Newspaper Editors and Media (Andidiarios), said ”It is not enough to express solidarity with

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Guatemala builds country´s first self-sufficient house

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista “I was searching on the internet for alternative houses – aside from block, cement and metal,” says Amilcar Cachoy. “I´ve always wanted an ecological house like this […] but I didn´t have the opportunity because the materials and resources were out of my reach. Sometimes things seem impossible but I think

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