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Coffee Grower in Ecuador (Diego Cupolo)

From Mexico to Brazil, climate change threatens coffee growers in Latin America

From Mexico to Brazil, climate change threatens coffee growers in Latin America

By Diego Cupolo Upside Down World Coffee, like gold, sugar and oil, has long been one of Latin America’s major exports, sustaining everyone from independent farmers in mountain regions to corporate bankers in capital cities, all while keeping weary minds alert throughout the world. Yet over the last decade, changing climate patterns have intensified droughts


World Cup theme of Projeto 4km mural, Latin America’s largest open-air graffiti exhibit

By Thiago Borges SÃO PAULO, Brazil – An open-air art gallery is taking shape near Arena Corinthians, which will host six World Cup matches, including the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12. The mural, known as Projeto 4km, covers 10,000 m2 and is expected to be Latin America’s largest open-air graffiti


Those darn smart Peruvian engineers have thought up yet another (healthy) use for the ubiquitous billboard

LatinaLista — For the last several years, meteorologists and the medical community in Peru have been ringing the alarm over the country’s worsening air pollution. It’s a problem that while it signals that Peru is becoming more of an industrialized nation, it’s also a sign that worst medical outcomes are on the horizon for Peruvians.


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