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Union Of Market Sellers Demands Justice For Extortion At The Hands Of Private Security

BOLIVIA. Sucre: Outside the office of Mayor Rosario Lopez in 25 de Mayo Square, a crowd of aggrieved caseros gathered this week to ask for justice.  Among the...

Defying Age Stereotypes Through Travel

SOUTH AMERICA / AFRICA. Every day our social media feeds are carpet-bombed with sponsored ads meant to target the aging adult population. People find...

Interim President Merino Resigns After Only 5 Days In Office

PERU. Lima: After a week of escalating nationwide protests that resulted in the deaths of at last two people, provisional President Manuel Merino resigned...

Peruvians Speak Out In The Wake of Vizcarra’s Impeachment

PERU. Lima: On Monday, parliament voted in favor of impeaching President Martín Vizcarra on grounds of "moral incompetence." This was met with shock and widespread...

President Of Peru Dismissed From Office Due To “Moral Incompetence”

PERU. Lima: In a move that shocked the international community, the nation's parliament voted to remove President Martín Vizcarra from office. The measure passed with...

Chileans Vote For A New Constitution, Abolishing Pinochet’s Legacy

CHILE. Santiago: Residents voted in favor of changing their nation´s constitution on 25 Oct., which was inherited from the former military dictator Augusto Pinochet. A landslide...

Bolivia Chooses Socialism And Luis Arce For President

BOLIVIA. La Paz. After a tense election that took place on 18 Oct., it was announced Sunday evening that Luis Arce, presidential candidate for the...

Going The Distance: Rediscovering The World’s First Ultra-Marathon Runners

SOUTH AMERICA. Most people associate the origin of distance running with the Ancient Greeks, from whom we get the word marathon. Back in 490 BCE,...

The Austere Grandeur of Latin American Cinema

I recently watched a very unique Latin American film called Bacurau, co-directed by Brazilian filmmakers Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles. The film, a...

Pandemic Doctors Protest Not Being Allowed To Work

BOLIVIA. Sucre, Chuquisaca. The square of 25 de Mayo was brought to life by the voices of angry doctors fighting their government so they may...

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