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Young girl’s love of Costa Rica’s rainforest wildlife turns into a lifesaving mission

Young girl’s love of Costa Rica’s rainforest wildlife turns into a lifesaving mission

By Deborah Charnes LatinaLista Jennifer Rice was living in Connecticut with her three-year-old daughter, when her husband passed away after a heart attack. Feeling lost and alone, she ended up traveling around the world with her toddler. After visiting countless countries and climates and cultures, she ended up in Costa Rica. “I searched around the


Intrn’l Video: U.S. entrepreneur has sights set on being the ‘Comic King of Guatemala’

LatinaLista — There are a lot of things Guatemala can boast of having that most other countries can’t: a rich Mayan heritage, ancient pyramids, lush rainforests and landscapes and distinctive traditional dress and foods. Yet, there was still something missing from the country — a comic book shop. Or so that was the case before

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Peru’s African descendants celebrate their roots by opening up and sharing their history

By M. Isabel Guerra LatinaLista In addition to its indigenous nations and its Spanish colonization, Peru has been the final destination of many migratory movements; thus, nowadays we can find significant percentages of Peruvians from European, Japanese, Chinese and African descent. Many of these communities still preserve their traditions and some groups are actively working


Popstar Children of Knights Templar Leader Glamorize Narco-Culture

By Michael Lohmuller InSight Crime The children of a drug cartel leader in Mexico have reportedly become pop singers, and are openly sharing their extravagant lifestyle glamorizing drug trafficking culture on social media. Self-defense groups in Michoacan, Mexico have outed two young local pop stars as being the children of Knights Templar leader Enrique Plancarte.


A Political Digital Revolution: Argentina’s New Model for Democracy

By Lucy Adler Argentina Independent Partido de la Red (PdlR) is unlike any political party you have come across before. They are a party of the present, looking to the future, who believe in using the tools of today – the internet and other technology – to radically change the current political system. At the