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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:00

In Mexico, the lime has long stood as a staple of popular food and culture. It is used by most Mexicans in everyday cooking and drinks but lately many have been forced to reduce their consumption. Lime prices have skyrocketed due to shortages, and on average have doubled every month this year.1 Various factors such as climate change, citrus diseases, and the on-going...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 13:00

In the largest city in South America, more than 8,000 families are living in temporary tents consisting of plastic sheets and timber.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:00

Venezuelans remain restless as political chaos affects their country and groups have been divided into supporters of President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition. La Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) has become a microcosm for the nation’s situation as student groups confront one another within the university's walls.



Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:00

Protests between police forces and Bolivian miners escalated at a roadblock outside of Cochabamba last week. The miners were protesting a new law regarding the sale of minerals mined by the private sector.1 The law has already been passed by the Chamber of Deputies...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:00

In Havana this past weekend, Cuba passed a new law to open the country to foreign investment. The latest in a series of reforms by Raul Castro, who succeeded his brother Fidel in 2008, this law encourages foreign capital in an effort to advance Cuba’s development and struggling economy.




Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 14:00

The sudden passing of Eduardo Coutinho, arguably Brazil’s finest documentarian, has left many of us feeling out of sorts. This is in part due to the circumstances of his death. It is an unwelcome turn of fate that a filmmaker known for his understated dramaturgy and rare gift for empathetic...

Northern South America

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:00

On February 12th Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on opponents of the socialist Venezuelan government to take to the streets and support student groups that had been protesting the overwhelming problem of violent crime in Tachira State the week before. Ever since...

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 11:00

What started out as a relatively calm student protest in Venezuela on the afternoon of February 12th turned into a day of grieving for three Venezuelan families whose loved ones perished in an effort to affect change in light of the continuous corruption that marks the fabric of the...

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