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Costa Ricans get help with urban cycling from Dutch Embassy

Costa Ricans get help with urban cycling from Dutch Embassy

By Robert Isenberg Tico Times When the city of Cartago constructed a system of bike paths through the downtown area, the municipality became a beacon of hope for urban cyclists. A gift from the Automóvil Club of Costa Rica, the “ciclovías” that cut through the busy Cartago streets seemed to mark a new era in

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Report: Latinos Need 5.5M More College Degrees by 2020 to Get U.S. Back on Top of Education

SaludToday! Latinos must earn an additional 5.5 million college degrees for America to regain world leadership in college degrees by 2020, according to a new report. The report, from Excelencia in Education and the United Negro College Fund, examines Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) alongside historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to bring attention to minority student

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New poll shows more women in Latin America battle disrespect, violence and loss of dignity on daily basis

LatinaLista — The recent comments by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella that women shouldn’t ask for raises but instead trust in karma, smacked many who heard it as epitomizing the inequality that rages on for many women in male-dominated environments. Though Nadella has apologized profusely for his remarks, there are some parts of the world where

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Guatemala’s newest “Embassy” gives residents of gang-plagued neighborhood equal chance at finding a job

LatinaLista — Gang violence is a given negative for any community — diminished property values, random street violence, increase in petty crime — the list goes on but rarely is it heard that neighborhood gang violence actually keeps people from getting jobs. In Guatemala it does. It seems Zona 18, recognized as one of the

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