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Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 12:30


Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 08:00

Republican candidates are seemingly under the impression that heated anti-immigration rhetoric and positioning is an effective campaign strategy.

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 08:00

On Monday September 21st, Héctor Tobar kicked off the Literary Monday Night Lecture Series presented by Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures with a discussion of his latest book, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free. His book is the story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped unground for 69 days in 2010, a...


News and Politics

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 08:00

On September 16th, 2015, Chile was hit, yet again, by a strong earthquake. The 8.3 magnitude quake was centered in the northern region of Coquimbo, 285 miles north of the capital and largest city, Santiago, and caused flooding in more southern regions such as Illapel, only 177 miles from the capital. Only five years ago in 2010, Chile was struck by another large earthquake but with...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 08:00

This upcoming September, eligible Guatemalans will be voting for several heads of state including President, Vice President, 158 Congress deputies, and 338 mayors.  With increasing rates of poverty, crime, and violence, the next wave of elected officials will play a major role in the country’s direction and future.  Perhaps the most important of these will be the selection...


Friday, September 25, 2015 - 08:00

While many eyes are turned towards the humanitarian crisis engulfing the Middle East and extending into Europe, many have lost focus on the humanitarian crisis that is taking place in the United States, Mexico, and Central America. Although less immigrant children from the Central American countries of Guatemala due to tougher border control, Honduras, and El Salvador are being apprehended at...


Southern Cone

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 08:00

On October 25, 2015 the Argentine public will head to the polls. For the past 12 years, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (2007-2015) and her late husband Nestor Kirchner (2003-2007) have controlled the Argentine political realm.

Andean Region

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 08:00

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) proliferated due to the inability of governments to provide solutions to problems such as extreme poverty, shortage of health systems and education, lack of basic services, and the bureaucracy of state institutions. The development of these...


Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:00

Guayusa (ghwy-you-sa) is an Amazonian super leaf packed with caffeine and antioxidants that has been providing focused, mental energy to Amazonian hunters for years.  In 2009, the beverage company known as RUNA was created, and together with local Ecuadorian farmers, they brought...

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