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Sunday 24 September 2017

Report from Mexico earthquakes: spotlight falls on politicians in aftermath of latest tragedy

(Q24N) I was in Mexico City on September 7 when the biggest earthquake in a century to hit...

Massachusetts executed two Italian immigrants 90 years ago: Why the global fallout still matters

“No story…just a couple of wops in a jam.” Ninety years ago, on Aug. 23, 1927, two Italian...

The Big Challenge of the NAFTA Renegotiations

After months of feverish lobbying by industry to save the 23-year-old pact, renegotiations of the NAFTA (North American...

Can Ayahuasca, the ‘sacred plant’ of the Amazon, help addiction and depression?

Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime, Vegetal, Hoasca, Kamarampi, Huni … whatever you call it, this plant-based psychoactive...

Women Hold The Future of Latin America

In 1990, only 33.61% of Latin American woman were part of the workforce. By 2014, their participation increased...

Modern slavery and tourism: when holidays and human exploitation collide

Holidays are a privilege that many who are fortunate to take them look forward to. They are an...

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn’t it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as...

These five countries are conduits for the world’s biggest tax havens

First came the Panama Papers, then the BahamasLeaks. Journalists continue to shed light on and raise a public...

Time to Get Serious about Child Marriage in Latin America

(Human Rights Wathc) When Honduras parliamentarians this week unanimously passed a bill making child marriage illegal, they took...

A bridge between Latin America and Asia

It’s been a little more than 5 years since the Pacific Alliance was formed. The Latin American trade...

On July 4, The United States Celebrates Independence – But For Who?

Q JOURNAL - TeleSUR spoke to Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Konrad Aderer, Ron Gochez and Ameena Qazi to...

Governments Support Trump’s Aim to Block Central American Migrants

Q REPORTS (IPS) - Trying to make it into the United States as an undocumented migrant is not...

Yes, microlending reduces extreme poverty

A small boost in microlending to the developing world could lift more than 10.5 million people out of...

Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Alarming Trend Share

From the U.S. State Department Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Fact Sheet, new technologies are...

Puppet of History: Panama’s Manuel Noriega

The late General Manuel Antonio Noriega has done more to demonstrate the bipolar nature of US foreign policy...

The Best Online Degrees for Working in the United States

Online degrees have changed the face of education and their unique model has several advantages, from greater flexibility...

Potential Net Migration Index Falls in Middle East, Latin America

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- People's desire to migrate permanently to other countries rebounded slightly between 2013 and 2016, but...

Statehood for Puerto Rico? Lessons from the last time the US added a star to its flag

On June 11, Puerto Ricans will vote on statehood. Even if Puerto Rico votes “yes,” Congress must still pass...

‘If We Are Deported, Who Benefits?’

(Politico.com) Until a few weeks ago, I was working as a paralegal at an immigration law firm in...

86% of the Most Dangerous Cities Are In Latin America

For the past fifteen years, global headlines have depicted, through harrowing imagery, the effects of war on cities...

What rural, coastal Puerto Ricans can teach us about thriving in times of crisis

Q FRONT PAGE - Puerto Ricans are searching for solutions to the island’s worst economic and social crisis...

Women Defenseless Against Sexual Harassment in Buses, Trains and Taxis

Q JOURNAL - Stories of women in Costa Rica being sexually harassed while riding a bus, train or...

How Costa Rica Used Overprint On 1922 Stamps To Promote Its Coffee

Q24N via Classic Stamps of the World -  Costa Rica, in Central America next to Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador,...

Electric Cars Are Coming To Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA  (by Mitzi Stark ) Watch out for electric cars. Although there are less than 100...

One Of The Strangest Jobs In The World Can Be Found In Costa Rica

One of the riskiest and strangest jobs in the world has to be in Costa Rica. Imagine yourself...

Offenders On The Move: Global Study On Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism 2016

The Global Study initiated by ECPAT International published today reveals that more children are being sexually exploited than...

Lives Cut Short

(Q24N) VENEZUELA - Luis Hernandez was a 13-year old seventh grader living in Petare, one of the many...

150.000 Young in Costa Rica Don’t Work Or Study

QCOSTARICA - In Costa Rica there are 147,959 young people aged between 15 and 24 who neither study...

Life on the Streets Of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA by Ariana Crespo (Vozdeguanacaste.com) Waking up in bed, showering, eating breakfast, going to work, having a hot...

Five Reasons Sean Penn Failed as a ‘Journalist’ in ‘Chapo’ Interview

  Q24N by Steven Dudley (Insightcrime.org) Sean Penn’s exclusive interview with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán may have gotten Mexico’s...

“Macho Coca”, The Fishing Entrepreneur Accused Of Building The Biggest Drug Empire of Costa Rica”

QCOSTARICA - Why the nickname Macho Coca? Everybody calls me Gilbert or just Macho. That was the conversation...

The Curious Case of Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA via Harvard International Review - In many respects, Costa Rica has been Latin America’s success story in...

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The new generation of supermodels (which now includes Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia) may be having a moment, but the original supermodels are having an...

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Colombia Struggles To Deliver Justice In Army ‘Cash-For-Kills’ Scandal

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Conavi Reports Progress in The Limon Road Project

The Consejo Nacional Vialidad (CONAVI)- National Road Council - in a statement said the final designs studies for the construction of 107 kilometers of...

Can You Imagine A Costa Rica Without All Those 0’s In Its Money?

The new to Costa Rica are often bewildered by all those zeros following the numbers 1 to 9 to in the local currency. Even...

Report from Mexico earthquakes: spotlight falls on politicians in aftermath of latest tragedy

(Q24N) I was in Mexico City on September 7 when the biggest earthquake in a century to hit my home state, Chiapas, was felt....

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

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Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

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