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“BBoy for Life” documentary shows a different side to Guatemala´s ghettos

“BBoy for Life” documentary shows a different side to Guatemala´s ghettos

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Guatemala City´s ghettos are renowned for their gangs, drugs and violence, but when US-born director Coury Deeb stayed in one, he saw a different side to life in the slums – one of people trying to escape their surroundings, through dance. “We met with some B-Boys and learned that though they


World Cup: Interpol helps Brazilian authorities prevent violent soccer fans interfering with world soccer’s largest event

By Eduardo Szklarz BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The organizers of the World Cup in Brazil are working with Interpol and law enforcement officials from Argentina and Uruguay to control the arrival of violent fans during the World Cup. The joint action plan is particularly focused on the state of Rio Grande do Sul, which


First international forum of women leaders from South America and Arab countries convenes

By Via Andina Peru This Week The First International Forum of Women Leaders from South America and Arab countries is set to run from April 7-8, 2014 under the theme “Women leaders transforming the world.” The two-day event is organized by the Arab League General Secretariat and Peru’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Women Affairs.


Conversation with Ruth Tobar, 2014 Pura Belpré award comm chair: How publishers can do better job of publishing writers from Spanish-speaking backgrounds

By Wendy Lamb Children’s Book Council Diversity Wendy Lamb: Can you please tell me something of your background, and your work in children’s books? Ruth Tobar:I worked as Publisher and Executive Director at Children’s Book Press and have been involved with REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the


Guatemala launches “Yo soy Atitlán” to save one of the world’s most iconic lakes

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista With the objective of saving one of Central America´s most popular tourist attractions, Yo soy Atitlán was launched in Guatemala last week, hoping to reverse the effects of contamination on what is described by many as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Over the past few years, Lake