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Peru to host 50th edition of World Surfing Games

Peru to host 50th edition of World Surfing Games

By Agnes Rivera Peru This Week The International Surfing Association has chosen Peru to be host of 2014´s surfing competition. The 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games (WSG) is an ISA World Championship that brings together surfers from all over the world to compete in Team, Open, and Women divisions. Surfers will be looking to catch

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Another Peruvian pyramid bites the dust for sake of progress

LatinaLista — One sure sign of a country’s healthy economy is its growing housing sector. Unless of course new development “bulldozes” over one of the main industries responsible for that healthy economy. Peru is a country dependent on tourism. In fact, tourism is one of the three main industries in the country, alongside fishing and

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Video: Honduras’ ambitious experiment to save a country and its future

LatinaLista — The only thing safe about Honduras these days is the fact that it’s not on anyone’s vacation list. Having the dubious distinction of being the murder capital of the world and a place so riddled with violence that it’s driving thousands of its own people out of the country for a safer quality

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Drought further devastates impoverished Guatemalan farmers

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Rain is gradually returning to Guatemala after more than a month-long drought in the middle of rainy season brought tragedy to some of the poorest regions of the country. But many agricultural workers say it’s too late to save their harvests. “We usually cultivate maize and beans but this year we’ve

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El Salvador Community Police Force: A Sign of What Is to Come?

By Camilo Mejia Giraldo InSight Crime El Salvador’s president has launched a community police force in capital San Salvador, a move that is in line with regional calls for alternative citizen security measures that could be an indication of the new government’s still vague security strategy. President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, National Police Chief Mauricio Ramirez

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Panama Canal celebrates 100 years of connecting the world

LatinaLista — One of the earliest examples of how technological innovation could connect the world was on August 15, 1914. It’s the date when one of the most impressive displays of modern-day engineering was opened — the Panama Canal. For the first time in global history, time could be saved with shipments traveling by sea

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