Peru’s interim president resigns amid demonstrations
November 16, 2020

Peru’s interim president resigns amid demonstrations

The interim president of Peru, Manuel Merino, has resigned in the face of growing protests in less than a week. Congress is expected to choose a new president from the 19 lawmakers who voted against former President Martin Vizcarra’s impeachment over unproven bribery allegations. See the latest.

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September 3, 2020

European Languages find a home in Brazil

The first wave of German immigrants disembarked in Brazil almost 200 years ago. They formed colonies and maintained their native dialects and tongues. Maria Valls investigated this cultural heritage before the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The Faces of Unemployment
May 18, 2020

The Faces of Unemployment

COVID-19 has shattered lives and hit global economies hard. Businesses are cutting back or closing, leaving employees without jobs and worried about surviving. Here are some of the Faces of Unemployment.

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April 30, 2020

Peru food markets are hotspots for COVID-19

Peru’s COVID-19 lockdown is in its seventh week as the country grapples with the pandemic. One hot spot for coronavirus infections is turning out to be food markets especially in the country’s capital Lima.

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March 25, 2020

Cuban rivers run clean

The rivers in the central Cuban province of Cienfuegos were the subject of tests for water quality by a joint expert team of Cuban and U.S. scientists, who collected water and sediments samples in 25 local river basins only to find out that they were relatively free of pollution.

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Rio's hidden man-made beach
January 8, 2020

Rio’s hidden man-made beach

When people think about Rio de Janeiro, what comes to mind are its beautiful famous postcard beaches. But hidden away, almost like an oasis among Rio’s slum favelas, is one beach not even most Brazilians know about.

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