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Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist who especially enjoys covering stories about social justice and people working to make the world great.
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U.S. Ignores South America: Introduction

(7) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 6:03 PM







Secretary of State John Kerry got into a little political dust-up recently when he referred to Latin America as the United States' “backyard”....

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Remember the Veterans

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 2:34 AM

A Sacred Journey from Stone Digital Media on Vimeo.

In 2010, I was honored by Vietnam Veterans in North Carolina when they chose me to accompany them to The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

This video was made from images of that trip.

Today, I am living and working in South America, so thank you for letting me share in Memorial Day with...

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MosaicHUB Enters the Arena of Social Media for Businesses

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 5:52 PM

Just when you thought there wouldn't be any more room on the field for business networking sites along comes MosaicHUB.

Similar to -- yet different from -- LinkedIn, MosaicHUB is carving out a niche in the marketplace for entrepeuners and startups to assist them in networking and gathering information for...

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Ben Adler, Rockabilly Hall of Fame Member, Lives a Country Song

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 9:50 AM

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As the lights go down, smoke from a hundred cigarettes mingles in the air with the smell of beer and booze.

Patrons at the bar swivel on their seats as they hear the announcer speak softly into the microphone.

The entertainer they've been waiting...

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In Argentina, Football as Political Weapon

(2) Comments | Posted May 18, 2013 | 9:12 PM

Imagine Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes anchor, being a critic of President Obama.

Now, imagine Obama mandating the Washington Redskins change their starting time so that Kroft's audience is forced to choose between watching him critique Obama's latest goof or their beloved 'Skins.

Hard to imagine, isn't it. That's because you're...

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Argentine Courts Work to Restore Sanity to Country's Failed Economic Policies

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 11:53 AM

On Monday, Argentina's courts demonstrated how they are the few in power that have a taste of sanity.

"Argentine President Cristina Kirchner's attempt to silence criticism of her economic data hit a setback this week after courts overturned hefty fines the government levied against economists who published their own...

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Don Fornes Business Profile: Putting People Over Profits in Argentina

(3) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 5:21 PM

Scattered throughout Cordoba are six highly motivated employees. While some work from their kitchen table, others work from the cafe on the corner. Some dress for work and others punch the clock in tattered jeans and a t-shirt.

While their working conditions vary, two things are constant with each. Their...

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New York City Metro Rider Pays It Forward

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 11:44 AM

While Pay It Forward Day is over, one New York City subway rider is keeping the spirit alive.

The anonymous person left a sweet note along with an unlimited metro card -- prepaid -- for another rider to use and pass on.

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Michelle...

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Argentina's Kirchner Is One Misstep Away From Calamity

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 10:38 AM

Hawkeye Pierce found himself in the middle of a minefield in one episode. Standing outside the minefield and holding a map showing where the explosives had been planted was his good friend and co-doctor, B. J. Honeycutt.

B. J. gave Hawkeye a few directions and then came to a terrible...

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Where Did Argentina Go Wrong?

(15) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 12:10 PM

I've only lived in Argentina for six months, so I may be totally wrong in my opinion. But this is my blog so I'll write as I see it. If you disagree with any (or all of it), feel free to leave a comment letting me know where I missed...

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Argentina on Brink of Largest Financial Collapse in History

(12) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 11:15 AM

Like an aging boxer still climbing into the ring when past his prime, Argentina's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is on the ropes and staggering in response to the pummeling she is getting in the streets.

Kirchner's latest gambit to push through legislation allowing voters to pick and choose the...

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Hunger Strike Continues at American Petroleum Institute

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2013 | 4:59 PM

Brian Eister,‭ ‬a prominent Washington DC activist,‭ ‬is just over halfway through a‭ ‬30‭ ‬day hunger strike on the steps of the American Petroleum Institute‭ (‬API‭)‬.

With ten years of experience in activism with John Kerry's presidential campaign,‭ ‬the Green Party,‭ ‬and Public Citizen as well as being a visible...

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Macri's Minion Shed Blood at Buenos Aires' Borda

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2013 | 4:43 PM

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Journalists, lawmakers, police officers and doctors were among the injured Friday during the violent clash between Buenos Aires Metropolitan Police and protesters who tried to prevent the destruction of a workshop at the Borda Psychiatric Institute.

Arrested were...

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Argentina Business Profile: Gabriel Gruber Hi-Tech Success in a Low Tech World

(2) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 10:26 AM

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Buenos Aires is thousands of miles away from California. In 2013 when most people think of internet innovation, they think of the valley called "Silicon" that stretches southward from San Fransisco/Oakland.

They don't think of Buenos...

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Thousands Take to the Streets of Buenos Aires to Protest

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 11:59 AM

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in Buenos Aires to challenge Cristina Fernandez-Kirchner's administration.

Opposition leaders will join the "18A" rally which urges Argentinians to say "enough."

Upset over inflation and the currency exchange rate, protesters will take to the street after the Periodismo Para Todos news show hosted by Jorge Lanata, a journalist and leading Kirchner critic.

"18A" supporters intend to show their rejection of the governmental efforts to reform the judiciary which has already received approval in the first round of voting by both Houses of Congress.

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"We are legislators and we were elected by popular vote. There is no such sublime moment for democracy than elections," head of the Lower House Victory Front's caucus Agustín Rossi told reporters.

The historic Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires will be the focal point for the protests. Shows of solidarity will also be in other cities such as Cordoba, Mendoza, Rosario and Mar Del Plata.

Protests are also scheduled for Argentina's embassies in Venezuela, Mexico, Spain, Italy, America and...

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Argentina: The Next Egypt?

(8) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 8:23 PM

While most of the world is distracted by events in Korea, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, a revolution is forming in South America's second largest country.

The revolution which appears to be waiting on the corner echoes the upheaval which swept through many Arab countries in 2010.

Rocked by government corruption,...

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Mass Graves Excavated in Argentina

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 12:40 PM

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Forensic experts in Buenos Aires are working around the clock to identify some of the thousands of victims of Argentina's military dictatorship in the 70s and 80s.

With the start of the Condor Trial, excavators, medical examiners and others are still uncovering some of...

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NYC Settles With Occupy Wall Street

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 7:47 PM

After eleven months of talking in the courts, New York City has agreed to pay Occupy Wall Street almost a quarter of a million dollars.

The lawsuit, filed on May 24, 2012, by lawyers representing OWS, claimed that 3,600 of 5,000 books in the free People's Library were...

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New Pope Installed as Homeless Watch

(4) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 3:13 PM

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On March 13, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope by the papal conclave. Jorge had been the cardinal of Argentina since 2001. Before that he had served as Archbishop in Buenos Aires.

The seat of his power was The...

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Pope Installed as Thousands Watch in Buenos Aires

(4) Comments | Posted March 24, 2013 | 1:18 PM

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Catholics from across Argentina converged on Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires to participate in a night long vigil ending with live coverage of Pope Francis' installation Mass in Rome.

While activities took place throughout Buenos Aires, the main venue was the plaza in...

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