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International Day of the Disappeared highlights how the issue is far from gone in the Americas

International Day of the Disappeared highlights how the issue is far from gone in the Americas

LatinaLista — As a developed nation, U.S. citizens are spared most of the atrocities people endure in countries being ravaged by civil war, unrestrained criminal violence and outright ethnic attacks. A popular tool of these types of conflicts is making people disappear, only to either be later found murdered or never found at all. The

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Electronic Media in Mexico: A Story of Democratization

By Beatrice Loayza Council on Hemispheric Affairs Electronic media — that is, anything that ranges from independent online news publications to social media platforms such as Twitter — are taking Mexico by storm. As younger, tech-savvy generations champion the global technology revolution, Mexican society and political culture has seen a fundamental, qualitative change in the

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Argentina’s ‘Soccer Mafia’ strives to instill fear

By Miriam Wells InSight Crime The director of Argentina’s federal police has received a death threat believed to be from one of the country’s “soccer mafias” — violent gangs that control the sport and have deep connections to the police, criminals and politicians. A note written on a sports newspaper recently arrived at the house

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Streets of Lima featured in Discovery documentary

By Diego M. Ortiz Peru This Week Andrew Younghusband is dedicated to traveling around the world looking for cities with the most chaotic traffic. The Discovery Channel recently released a documentary about driving in various cities around the world, called “Don’t drive here!” One of the episodes in the documentary series features Peru’s capital city

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U.S. archeologist creates Guatemalan research center separating Mayan history from legend

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Nicholas Hellmuth’s fascination with the ancient Mayas started long before he was part of the team that dug up the tomb of the Jade Jaguar King in Tikal, Guatemala, at age 19. But that’s when his interest in Mayan plants began. “When I dug up the tomb the guy was smoking

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