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Rebecca Knaggs

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8 May 2012

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Panama: Baseball Fans React to Mariano Rivera's Injury

Panamanian baseball player Mariano Rivera's injury has caused all types of reactions. While New York Yankees fans show their devotion, some Panamanians still don't forgive him for not playing for...

2 May 2012

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Panama Commemorates May 1 with Protests and Work

In Panama, the public holiday of Labour Day which falls on May 1 was moved to April 30 in order to give workers a long weekend. However, various labour unions...

7 April 2012

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Peru: Rains Overflow Rivers and Flood Loreto

The rain in Peru has not stopped. Since February heavy rains have been causing floods across the country. Here are some citizen reports of flooding in the region of Loreto...

27 March 2012

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Mexico: Protests and Celebrations Mark Pope Benedict's Visit

On the streets and via social networks, Mexicans celebrated as well as protested (even with nudity) the pastoral visit of the Pope of the Catholic Church, Benedict XVI, to Guanajuato...

26 March 2012

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Mexico Hosts 13th Ibero-American Musical Culture Festival “Vive Latino”

We have gathered several opinions from the Mexican public regarding its 13th Musical Cultural Festival "Vive Latino," an international music festival that consisted of mainly Latin American bands, but also...

25 March 2012

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United States: Solidarity Against Censorship of Latino Literature

The elimination of the curriculum of Mexian-American Studies, and the censorship of Latin American books from the district of Tuscon, Arizona, has led to actions of solidarity in New York...

19 March 2012

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Peru: Controversy and Tributes on 120th Anniversary of César Vallejo's Birth

The 120th anniversary of the birth of César Vallejo on 16 March, 2012, was celebrated with recitals, lectures and new publications. Netizens also remembered the poet and his work through...

16 January 2012

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Peru: Cápac Raymi, The Andean Christmas

Before the introduction of Christmas festivities to Peru, the Incas celebrated Cápac Inti Raymi Killa, a religious festival that took place in honour of the Sun. Cápac Raymi is no...

8 December 2011

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USA: Uncertain Future of Student Occupy Movement in California

The pepper spraying incident against a group of peacefully protesting students, which occurred on November 18th on the Davis campus of the University of California, has called the attention of...

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