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Paraguay replaces drugs with recreation

Paraguay replaces drugs with recreation

By Celeste Zarza The National Anti-Drug Secretariat’s Community Prevention Program features summer camps, community centers and schools for parents. ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – Recreation and healthy activities are the latest allies in the fight against drug addiction among children and minors in Paraguay. The National Anti-Drug Secretariat’s (SENAD) Demand Reduction Department, together with municipalities and

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Latin American Start-up Competition — Silicon Wasi: The startup battle begins in Peru

By Hannah Vickers Peru This Week The competition aims to increase innovation and encourage startups in Latin America. Silicon Wasi is back for another startup wars this March. Startups from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru will be battling it out in Universities across Lima March 25-29. Silicon Wasi is a Latin American startup competition


Guest Voz: Heroes is spelled Heroes in Spanish, too

By Raoul Lowery Contreras LatinaLista President Barack Obama awarded 23 Medals of Honor yesterday in the White House to WWII, Korea and Vietnam War Army U.S fighting men who were victims of army bigotry. When their own officers submitted them for the highest American medals for combat bravery,they were all turned down for racial or


One community of Mayan women’s journey from indigenous weavings to exporting vegetables to Walmart

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista Indigenous women in Guatemala occupy the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder. A lack of education combined with a traditionally machismo culture means that many Mayan women are often illiterate, unaware of their rights and unable to break the cycle of poverty in which they exist. In the indigenous municipality of