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The Fun Hogs — Patagonia’s most passionate conservationists and successful entrepreneurs

The Fun Hogs — Patagonia’s most passionate conservationists and successful entrepreneurs

By Judith Lawson LatinaLista “Patagonia is like a lover. Once you know her, she will never let you go.” –Bruce Chatwin, In Patagonia (1977) Hardly anyone noticed in 1968 when four dusty climbers piled into an old white van with gear and hit the road south for an 8,000 mile odyssey of surfing, climbing and


Missing Mexico Students Burned in Army Crematorium?

By Kyra Gurney InSight Crime Researchers in Mexico have theorized that the bodies of the students who disappeared in Iguala may have been burned at an army crematorium, casting further doubts on the official version of an attack that has sparked protests around the country. At a press conference in December, university researcher Jorge Antonio


Nearly half of Mexico’s children suffer from lead poisoning

LatinaLista — A traditional dish many Mexican families include on their Christmas menu is pozole. It’s not uncommon to see the soup served up in the distinctive decorated bowls for which Mexico is famous. The bowls, decorated with lead-based glaze, have long been known to be a source of elevated lead levels in the bloodstreams


Brazilian biologist creates app to save 400 million animals destined to be roadkill

LatinaLista — Signs of progress are pretty easy to spot in urban areas — glassy high-rises, trendy new restaurants, bumper-to-bumper traffic. Aside from the occasional pedestrian-car entanglement, city progress usually doesn’t involve too many casualties. It’s a different story outside the city. In the same push for progress, new housing and roadways are being built


Venezuela Considered LatAm’s Most Corrupt: Report

By David Gagne InSight Crime Venezuela is yet again perceived as the most corrupt country in Latin America, according to a new report by Transparency International, suggesting that President Nicolas Maduro has a long way to go in terms of cleaning up his country’s image. Venezuela ranked 161st out of 175 countries worldwide in terms


Documenting the undocumented within Latin America

By James A. Baer Council on Hemispheric Affairs (LatinaLista Editor’s Note: The following article uses the term “illegal immigrant” to describe immigrants living in a country without the proper authorization. It is a term that Latina Lista does not recognize or condone usage of and does not use in Latina Lista-authored content.) Citizens of the