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Brazilian theater group fights drug use among young people

Brazilian theater group fights drug use among young people

By Andrea Lemos SALVADOR, Brazil – The city of Contagem in the state of Minas Gerais has the sixth-highest murder rate among people between the ages of 15 to 29, according to the 2014 Violence Map. To address the problem, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Ministry of Health

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Guatemalan entrepreneurs make urban living a community project

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Guatemala City isn’t known for its beautiful skyline. Recently voted the world’s ugliest city, the Guatemalan capital is often described as a sprawling chaos that conjures images of crime, fumes and slums on the verge of collapse. However, there are glimmers of hope. In 2001, frustrated by the city’s disorganized expansion


Social media playing bigger role on both sides of the southern border in fighting ‘corporate’ animal abuse

LatinaLista — Awareness of animal cruelty has always existed but the moral will to do something about it on a large scale is relatively new, thanks to social media. Take for example Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld. The two companies have had a 25-year-strong marketing partnership that essentially made Southwest Airlines the official carrier of the


Colombia’s female guerrillas hunt for their lost children

By Christoffer Frendesen Colombia Reports Demobilized female rebels, many of whom were forced into guerilla groups against their will, are now searching for the children they were made to abandon, according to BBC Mundo reports. Female rebels, “banned” from getting pregnant, are either subjected to forced abortions or made to give up their babies after


Wari geoglyph found in southern Peru

By Rachel Chase Peru This Week Archaeologists undertaking investigations in the Peruvian region of Arequipa discovered a large geoglyph last December. According to Peru21, the geoglyph is approximately 60 meters by 40 meters and is located in the province of Caylloma. Peru21 reports that the initial archaeological investigations were performed at the request of the


Brazilian literacy campaign taps technology to keep readers on task to finish reading their novels

LatinaLista — It wasn’t that long ago that doomsayers predicted the end of print books given the rising popularity of e-readers. After all, how can something as archaic, as bound-type-on-paper, even compare, or stand alongside, to today’s technology? A new literacy campaign from Brazil highlights how traditional print books cannot only complement today’s technology but