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Peru brews new twist on Pay it Forward

Peru brews new twist on Pay it Forward

By Hannah Vickers Peru This Week It seems strange how much of a difference something as small as a coffee can make. But the thinking behind the Pending Coffees initiative is that small things can make a big difference. It’s simple: in any participating café, you just add an extra coffee (or something else) onto


Guatemalan hospital becomes one of the first in nation to hire staff and translators to serve indigenous Q´echi´ in native language

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Indigenous people in Guatemala constitute the majority of the population; however, due to historically racist attitudes, they remain on the bottom rung of the socio-economic ladder. Most live in the highlands, are poorly educated and poorly provided for. According to a 2010 National Employment Survey, indigenous workers earn 50 percent less

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Mexico now ranked as a country without a free press

LatinaLista — According to this year’s annual report on global press freedoms by the Washington-based advocacy organization Freedom House, 2013 registered as the worst time for press freedoms in over a decade. After consulting over 60 analysts and digging through the research of governments, rights and watchdog groups, the organization found that only 63 countries


Washington and Moscow’s military bases in Latin America

By W. Alejandro Sanchez Council on Hemispheric Affairs In spite of ongoing tensions in Ukraine, which have seriously soured relations between Russia and the U.S. & Europe, Moscow has not altogether forgotten the Western Hemisphere. A case in point is the recent visit by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov to four Latin American


Honduras: Authorities fight murders of women

By Kay Valle Ninety-eight percent of femicides remain unsolved due to the lack of resources, according to Honduras’ Special Public Prosecutor for Women. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – One female was killed every 13 hours in the Central American nation last year, as 630 femicides were recorded by the Observatory of Violence at the National University