March 20, 2019

Mexico closes infamous island prison

Mexico has closed down a prison on an island some 100 kilometers off its Pacific Coast. More than 500 inmates living there were either transferred to other prisons or set free.

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February 17, 2019

Brazil’s Bossa Nova turns 60

“Bossa Nova,” which translates into “new fad” has proven its longevity by continuing to seduce audiences with its dreamy, syncopated melodies.

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February 10, 2019

An “organ donation” law saves lives in Ecuador

Organ donation is one of the most aggressive forms of medical treatment available. Ecuador’s National Registry states that 98% of the country’s citizens have agreed to be organ donors. Harris Whitbeck reports from Guayaquil.

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Heatwave envelopes southeastern Brazil
February 1, 2019

Heatwave envelopes southeastern Brazil

Southeastern Brazil is enduring a second month of unusually hot weather, with temperatures spiking above 40 degrees Celsius, The heat wave has forced residents and tourists alike to seek relief.

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US immigration policy leaving impact on children
February 1, 2019

US immigration policy leaving impact on children

Last year, thousands of children were separated from their parents and detained by authorities after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Six months on, some children are still showing signs of psychological trauma.

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