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

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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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

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