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Lima hosting Latin America’s inaugural LGBTI event

Lima hosting Latin America’s inaugural LGBTI event

By Agnes Rivera Peru This Week In May of 2014, many Peruvians were shocked when Carlos Bruce, Peruvian congressman, came out as gay. A larger than expected portion of the country´s population however cheered on his courageous act. Now, the first openly gay legislator in Peru’s history, will help to inaugurate an event for members

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Brazil: Army enrolls first women in course for Musician Sergeants

By Flávia Ribeiro Diálogo Music and military service are in the blood of Carolyne Gonze, a 22-year-old Minas Gerais native. The saxophonist is the granddaughter of a conductor and niece of a Musician Sergeant in the Brazilian Army. Until recently, Gonze had been able to pursue only her musical passions. But late last year, an

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Peru to host 50th edition of World Surfing Games

By Agnes Rivera Peru This Week The International Surfing Association has chosen Peru to be host of 2014´s surfing competition. The 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games (WSG) is an ISA World Championship that brings together surfers from all over the world to compete in Team, Open, and Women divisions. Surfers will be looking to catch

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Another Peruvian pyramid bites the dust for sake of progress

LatinaLista — One sure sign of a country’s healthy economy is its growing housing sector. Unless of course new development “bulldozes” over one of the main industries responsible for that healthy economy. Peru is a country dependent on tourism. In fact, tourism is one of the three main industries in the country, alongside fishing and

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Video: Honduras’ ambitious experiment to save a country and its future

LatinaLista — The only thing safe about Honduras these days is the fact that it’s not on anyone’s vacation list. Having the dubious distinction of being the murder capital of the world and a place so riddled with violence that it’s driving thousands of its own people out of the country for a safer quality

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Drought further devastates impoverished Guatemalan farmers

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Rain is gradually returning to Guatemala after more than a month-long drought in the middle of rainy season brought tragedy to some of the poorest regions of the country. But many agricultural workers say it’s too late to save their harvests. “We usually cultivate maize and beans but this year we’ve

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