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Why Is Financial Inclusion so High on the Development Agenda?

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

In the sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years adopted by heads of states in New York this week, the United Nations has highlighted financial inclusion as an important enabler for poorer households in the informal economies of the global south to increase resilience and better capture opportunities.

Climate Change This Week: Preserving Biodiversity, Solar Origami, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Froggy Ice Pop? Freezing boreal life is the norm for this live Alaskan wood frog, w...

Operation Naked King: U.S. Secretly Targeted Bolivia's Evo Morales In Drug Sting

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

The United States has secretly indicted top officials connected to the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales for their alleged invol...

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

A Picked Pocket: A Piqued Perspective

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Tamar Honig

I feel a forceful tugging at my hand and before I have time to register the shock of being robbed, the pickpocket hastily disappears into the crowds and I am dashing right after him. I can hear myself shouting, alternating in Spanish and English, pleading for someone to stop him.

Brazil's Gun Violence Problem Is 'Made in Brazil'

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

According to military and civil police records, 3,989 firearms were collected in the first five months of 2015. Of these, roughly 80 percent were handguns.

What It's Really Like To Travel Within The 'Papal Bubble'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.15.2015 | Religion

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Why 'Laudato Si' Should be on the Reading List of Every CEO

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Upon reading the much anticipated Papal Encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si', I found myself immediately looking for ways to get it into the hands of the CEOs I know. As I see it, the Pope's messages for business leaders are as follows.

Pope's Apology For Imperialism Foreshadows Upcoming Canonization Of Junipero Serra

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

(RNS) If Pope Francis’ powerful denunciation of the global economic system was the heart of his talk to Bolivians on Thursday (July 9), hi...

Pope To Prisoners: I Am A Man 'Who Was Saved From His Many Sins'

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) - Pope Francis urged inmates at Bolivia's notoriously violent Palmasola prison to not despair on Friday as he wrapped up his...

Pope Francis Reaches Out To Bolivia's Poor Workers

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.09.2015 | Religion

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) — Pope Francis reached the halfway mark of his South American pilgrimage Thursday, celebrating his first Mass in Boliv...

Pope Francis, Meet Bolivia's Pachamama

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion

As Pope Francis arrives in Bolivia on Wednesday, he’ll encounter a country where indigenous gods and religious beliefs are holding their ground. ...

How Moving To Bolivia Saved Our Retirement | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty

Nestled in an Andean valley at 6,000 feet, the Bolivian city of Tarija is truly one of South America's great undiscovered gems. You'll find colonial architecture, a near-perfect Mediterranean climate, and vineyards outside town stretching to the horizon. It's also one of the most affordable cities in the Americas.

Bolivia's Witches Demand Respect, Seek Common Ground With The Pope

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

EL ALTO, Bolivia, July 4 (Reuters) - At a "Witches Market" in the Bolivian city of El Alto, dried llama fetuses said to bring good fortune hang outsid...

Pope Francis Prepares For Grueling Trip To Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a gru...

Bolivia's Majestic Scenery In 11 Stunning Photos

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart and Chris McGonigal | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

The WorldPost's "Through Your Lens" series brings you stunning photos taken by social media users in a different country around the world every week. ...

Photo Tour: Bolivia's Red Lakes and Salt Flats

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Bolivia's stark, striking salt flats are a wonder of nature without peer.

Bolivia's Former Drug Police Chief Under Investigation For Narco Ties

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug a...

ZZK Records Remixes Luzmila Carpio's Music of the Indigenous

Eddie Cota | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Eddie Cota

Since the mid-60's, Bolivian singer Luzmila Carpio has represented the culture, community, and stories of the indigenous people that inhabit the mountains and valleys of the Andes. Her music touches on everything from their struggles and injustices, to celebrating the birds, the sky, and everything that is Mother Earth.

Bolivian Grandmas Play Handball To Stay Fit And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

When you think of the aches and pains that often accompany old age, you'd imagine women in their 70s and 80s taking it easy -- not playing a competiti...

Bolivian Prez: Women Are Smarter Than Men

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.03.2015 | Latino Voices

Though it’s painful for him to admit it, Bolivian President Evo Morales says women are smarter than men. In comments on Monday in the city of El...

An Important Step for American Integration

Alejandro Cacace | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Alejandro Cacace

Latin American leaders greeted with surprise and excitement the resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.

2014: In the Humanitarian World, the Fight Against Climate Change and Hunger Continue

Chris Herlinger | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

What 2014 has principally been, though, is a year of constant and churning problems, in which the challenges of climate change and food security (the availability and access to food) became more acute and ever-more clear.

Law of Mother Earth: A Vision From Bolivia

Peter Neill | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Looking toward the future, one can easily despair over the scale of change required, the intractability of vested interests and governments, and the human energy and imagination required to make any change for the better.

Ben Fogle Reveals His Most Memorable Travel Moments

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Adventurer, TV personality and author Ben Fogle tells us about his most memorable encounters across the globe, ahead of the latest series of Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild.