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

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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Colombian Defense Minister says FARC murdered 394 women in 12 years but ignores military’s abuses against girls

By Gabrielle Mentjox Colombia Reports Colombia’s Defense Minister said Thursday the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, are the biggest violators of women’s human rights in the country, having kidnapped 261 women and committed 394 homicides between 2003 and 2014. At the Armed Forces’ “Second Conference on Gender” held Thursday in Bogota, Defense Minister Juan

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Latin America’s indigenous population growing

LatinaLista — In addition to the UN Climate Summit happening in New York City which is attracting world leaders, Hollywood celebrities and politicians, there is also happening an equally important conference — the Indigenous People’s World Conference. The two-day conference (Sept. 21-22) drew about a thousand participants from all over the planet. On the first

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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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