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Nopoki, a university for indigenous students in the Peruvian Amazon

Álvaro Rocha for Somos Translated and adapted by Nick Rosen Peru This Week When Saul Escobar was punished for daring to speak his mother tongue inside a Ucayali school, it never occurred to him that one day he would be a professor in a university and would teach in Shipibo, the very language that had

Guatemala youth learn to take control of their environmental future and change the course of their country

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista GUATEMALA — In the small pueblo of Chimaltenango, just 45 minutes outside of Guatemala City, a group of young people from across Guatemala and neighbouring El Salvador gather for a 4-day youth leadership congress, organised by the Guatemalan NGO Seres. In a scene that could be mistaken for an acrobatics class,

In Absence of Formal System, Thousands Earn a Living Recycling Trash in Argentina

By Dina Gonzalez Global Press Institute Thousands of people in Buenos Aires work independently or with the government to collect and resell recyclable materials in the absence of an institutionalized recycling system. The business offers a chance to make a living to people who lost their jobs in the economic crisis or come from families

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New Concerns for President Peña Nieto: Hezbollah’s Rising Profile in Mexico

By J.T. Larrimore Council on Hemispheric Affairs A day after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s inauguration, opposition leaders met with the new leader to sign the “Pact for Mexico”, a bipartisan agreement to increase economic cooperation and improve the stability in a country notorious for its violent drug war and devastating corruption. The current plague

Who Owns the Forest in Honduras?

Honduras Weekly The species-diverse forest in Honduras is so seriously at risk from deforestation and mismanagement that UNESCO has put it on the “red list” of world heritage sites in danger. Who does the forest belong to? The Garifuna people on the northern coast of Honduras are constantly asking that question. According to the Honduran

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