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The rubber industry sees renaissance in Peruvian jungle

The rubber industry sees renaissance in Peruvian jungle

Translated and adapted by Rachel Chase Peru This Week An unexpected discovery is helping some rural families to drop coca and start cultivating valuable rubber. In 1915, the Peruvian Amazon no longer smelled of burnt wood, resin, and acid: the rubber boom had died down. It had also stopped smelling of barbarity. 40,000 indigenous people


Mexican state of Michoacán creates radio series for its citizens in U.S. to maintain cultural tie to homeland

LatinaLista — It’s long been known that one of the reasons why the United States has 11 million undocumented migrants is because security at the border has been so strict over the last decade. Where it used to be that migrants could come and work in the U.S. long enough to get a paycheck to


Juvenile Justice Reforms Prominent in New Bill by U.S. Senators Booker and Paul

By Ryan Schill Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Two first-term senators from opposite sides of the aisle introduced legislation Tuesday banning the use of juvenile solitary confinement in federal facilities, along with several other reforms that would impact juveniles offenders, The Washington Post reports. New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker and Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, who sponsored


Peruvian singer Manuel Donayre to receive recognition from U.S. Senate

By Rachel Chase Peru This Week The famous Peruvian singer Manuel Donayre will soon receive an official recognition from the United States Senate, Andina news agency reported today. Andina news agency reports that Donayre, 64, will be honored on July 22, in Washington, D.C, as part of celebrations honoring Peruvian Independence Day (July 28). According


Brazil World Cup Stadium Builders Accused of Human Trafficking their Workers

By Kyra Gurney InSight Crime One of Brazil‘s largest construction companies has been accused of human trafficking and keeping workers in slave-like conditions, underscoring the pervasiveness of labor abuses among Brazilian companies. Brazil’s Ministry of Labor has begun judicial proceedings against the construction company Odebrecht — which built three World Cup stadiums — for allegedly