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President Morales' anti-corruption pose is dropped as soon as his own family is in the frame
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As Hurricane Irma head for the Island, Prospéry Raymond, Christian Aid’s country manager for Haiti and the Dominican Republic, reflects on how Haiti has been moving on from one disaster and preparing for another
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It is always hard to explain Brazilian politics to foreigners. There is a lot of history and many characters and there are 25 political parties represented in Congress alone. It is even harder to explain how illegitimate president Michel Temer, with an approval rating that fluctuates between 2 and...
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A sober assessment of the economic impact on Mexico of the promises and policies of the new US President.
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April 30 marked the 40th anniversary of the foundation in Argentina of the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. Some of them are still searching for their disappeared loved ones.
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Maria Luna, a Dominican American residing in London, speaks to four Latinas in the United States, Scotland and England to find out what it means to be a Latina and how a Latina maintains or compromises her culture when she starts a new life so far away from la patria.
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Police investigations reveal another massive web of corruption involving Brazil's strategic meat industry, inspectors and politicians
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Forget cocoa, meet cupuaçu, a brand new contender in the arena of chocolate substitutes.
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Gwen Burnyeat visits Comuna 13, the Medellín community blighted by guerrilla, militia and state violence during Colombia's civil war and finds that graffiti and urban escalators have achieved a sense of pride and reconciliation. What does the Colombian peace deal mean to the communities that...
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The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build 40+ large dams, a railway, and highways, turning the Basin into a vast industrialized commodities export corridor; or to curb this development impulse and conserve one of the most...
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When quintessentially English band Clean Bandit was recently rocking X Factor with their latest hit ‘Rockabye,’ few watching would have known that the country that invented its catchy beat was banned from playing it for years. Not many even realise that the beat has a name and a history. Only those...
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Walk around London and it’s hard to avoid the Spanish vowels swirling around the air. The recent influx of Spaniards and Latin Americans arriving through Spain adds yet another layer to the original Spanish speaking communities. To the English ear, it may all sound the same, but of course, a...
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A flurry of brutal deaths in Brazil's overcrowded prisons has shocked the country.
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