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Astoria Characters: The Flamenco Dancer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.21.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

If there's one steady thing that can be said of Gabriela Granados, it's that she can't sit still. A woman of fluid movement, Gabriela bends her body into a stiff office chair.

Baby Steps at 2014 Lima COP20

Zachary A. Bennett | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Zachary A. Bennett

After finishing 34 hours late, some people left the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2014 (COP20), held in Lima, Peru, with conclusions and others with confusion and dismay.

An Education That Respects Indigenous Peoples

Marlon Krieger | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Marlon Krieger

He explained to us that he wanted to bring education to his people, but not to teach them our [Western] ways; he'd seen how we lived and didn't like it. He wanted to use education to improve their lives, not change their way of life.

PHOTOS: The Amazon's Traveling Doctors

WHERE | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel
WHERE

Deep in the Amazon jungle, upriver of the town of Iquitos, Peru, a team of visiting and local doctors steam up the Amazon and its tributaries on the riverboat Nenita.

Thanksgiving 2011: Earth Calling... SOS

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Mr. President, the economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment: if the environment is too warm or toxic for life -- there is NO economy.

Saving The Amazon May Be Cheapest Way To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Los Angeles Times | Margot Roosevelt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Saving the Amazon, Earth's largest tropical jungle, can be a cheaper and faster way to avoid greenhouse gas emissions than replacing coal-fired power ...

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Lauri Lyons

While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.