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

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


United Nations calling for answers from Washington over “racist nature” of U.S.-Mexico border wall

By Marta del Vado LatinaLista The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination expresses their concern to Washington regarding the potential “discriminatory impact” of the construction of the US-Mexico fence on indigenous communities living on both sides of the border. The chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Alexei Avtonomov,


Chilean non-profits band together to bring ‘Power to the People’

LatinaLista — The continuous growth of social media underscores one very important fact — it has power. People-power to be precise. Because of social media, people are coming together online to donate to causes, invest in ideas and innovation, change/influence political policies and create opportunity for each other. There’s no limit as to what can


Children’s rap video gives new life to Peruvian indigenous language

By Diego M. Ortiz Peru This Week The people of Nauta, Loreto don´t want their native language, Kukama-Kukamiria, to disappear. So to that end the NGO, Create Your Voice, teamed up with a local radio station, Ucamara, to record a song with hip hop and traditional rhythms sung by children to save the language from


Four college students live among Guatemala’s Mayans to experience living on one dollar a day

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Guatemala City – Economics students are no strangers to numbers. Chris Temple and Zack Ingrasci were familiar with the overwhelming statistic that 1.1 billion people live on a dollar day, but they still couldn’t understand it. “Coming from Connecticut and Seattle we just couldn’t comprehend how someone could manage such a