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Peru’s “Lucha Libro” attracts international attention

Peru’s “Lucha Libro” attracts international attention

By Rachel Chase Peru This Week Live writing competition has drawn interest from international media outlets. Lucha Libro is one of those ingenious, unexpected ideas that just can’t help but turn heads. Like its namesake “lucha libre,” the wrestling done by masked combatants in parts of Latin America, Lucha Libro is a battle. However, instead


New series puts twist on reality programming by putting cast to work helping Guatemalan community

LatinaLista — Though popular, reality programs are known for highlighting the ‘selfish behavior’ of people. Whether’s it’s greed, cheating on someone, cursing, fighting, hurting feelings, etc., reality programs are supposed to be the lens of how life really is. So, the idea that a reality show that is actually doing good, but still has enough


Archaeologists explore the last capital of the Mochica in Northern Peru

By Rachel Chase Peru This Week Archaeologists working at the Pampa Grande dig site about 50 kilometers outside of Chiclayo have made some fascinating discoveries. El Comercio reports today that investigators have been able to draw some important conclusions about the late Mochica empire from new evidence discovered at Pampa Grande. The Mochica are one


Costa Rica’s Salvation Army flexes Facebook page to challenge people to remember “Los Olvidados” (Forgotten Ones)

LatinaLista — In Costa Rica, they are called “Los Olvidados,” the Forgotten Ones, but they can be found in any country in the world. They are the poor, the hungry, the homeless, the ones for whom social media takes a backseat to the physical world where earning traditional money takes precedence over racking up digital


Drug trafficking, another threat to Gran Chaco

By Jorge Quispe The second largest continuous forest ecosystem in South America, the Gran Chaco Americano already has lost nearly 90% of its territory to indiscriminate deforestation, ranching and agriculture. LA PAZ, Bolivia – The expansion of agricultural activities is threating the conservation of the Gran Chaco in Bolivia, an area rich in biodiversity

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Colección Luna: empowering Mayan women, one stitch at a time

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Almost everywhere you go in Guatemala you are greeted by Mayan textiles. In the country’s rural highlands: men, women and children dress in the traditional traje of their pueblo and go about their daily chores. While in the cities: restaurants and houses are adorned with intricately woven indigenous designs. Guatemalan textiles