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WATCH: Dramatic Video Captures Family’s Rescue From Car Swallowed By Sinkhole

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.07.2016 | Weird News

Hero passersby rescued a family of three after its car was swallowed by a 16-foot-wide sinkhole in Peru. Dramatic video posted online shows re...

California Entrepreneurs Help to Save Amazon Rainforest

Steve Chapple | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green
Steve Chapple

Nature and Culture's approach to conservation is a California one. Engelhorn calls it entrepreneurial. It's the way he's used to doing business, and it may be changing the way well-intentioned gringos relate to Latin America and the rest of the world.

Panama: Canal Crawls and a Cup of Perfect Coffee

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Panama wants us to think of it as more than a feat of engineering; more than a continental bridge; more than headquarters for summer hats. This is why I am here. I want to check out its highlands and some of the animals and birds that you have to sneak around quietly to see.

Extreme Inequality Is a Symptom of a Broken Society

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Ultimately the world's leaders need to be willing to challenge the status quo and tackle the common challenges of limited capacity, corruption, lack of accountability, and elite capture.

United Nations Committee Affirms Abortion as a Human Right

David A. Grimes | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
David A. Grimes

In 2005, the Committee concluded that Peru had violated several articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and it ordered financial compensation to K.L. Fifteen years after the incident, reparations were finally made for Peru's "cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment." This marked the first time a United Nations Committee had held a country accountable for failing to ensure access to safe, legal abortion.

The Tension Between Growth and Quality of Life - a Testimony From the Coast of Peru

Pieter Van de Sype | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Pieter Van de Sype

I'm standing on the big, slippery breakwater rocks on the El Silencio beach, some 20 miles south of Peru's capital, Lima. I'm fishing for Tramboyo, a ...

10 Delicious Things You Need to Try in Peru

Amber Flagel | Posted 01.17.2016 | Travel
Amber Flagel

Discovering new cultures exposes you to more experiences (good and bad). One way to do that is try the local food. From cocktails to cuisine here is a nod to some of Peru's must try dishes.

Slow Travel: The Best Small Ship Cruises

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Cruising has taken on a new, boutique slant. These small, stylish boats have a limited number of cabins and all the trappings of a luxury hotel. Small ship cruising is the newest travel trend and the most elegant way to embrace slow travel.

Fair Trade Cocaine

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

The drug war brought violence to Latin America, but let me tell you it's also brought opportunity and created a way to escape a system of deeply-ingrained poverty for hundreds of thousands of people.

Moonlight in Peru: A Beanie Boo Adventure

Zorianna Kit | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Zorianna Kit

Mom took me to Cusco, Peru for a week where the highlight was going Machu Picchu, a 15th Century Inca site that sits on a mountain just northwest of the city. Machu Picchu is considered an icon of Incan civilization and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

10 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford in 2016

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

It doesn't matter what you call them—dream trips, your bucket list, an adventure book—the important thing is to actually take those once-i...

The Heartbreaking Truth About Travel

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 12.30.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

Why am I heartbroken? I didn't end a relationship or lose someone I love. I didn't find out the person I like cheated on me or is in love with someone else. So why on Earth do I feel so sad about going home? It took a few glasses of wine, but I think now I know why.

Monkey Business Around the World: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Monkeys are the most widely scattered primates around the world after humans, and they never cease to delight with their antics - as opposed to humans.

Climate Change This Week: Humanity Is Drying Out, China Goes Cleaner, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon When Forests Go, So Do These: An Af...

15 Incredible Sites You'll Only See if You Hike the Inca Trail

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 12.22.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

Although the loss of the actual facts of how and why these incredible places were built is quite sad (not to mention insanely frustrating), the mysteriousness of it makes the Inca Trail that much more special, exciting and intriguing. Trust me when I say you'll be in a constant state of, "How did they do that?!"

Canadian Man Accused Of Killing Brit In Psychedelic Amazon Ceremony

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.18.2015 | World

LIMA, Dec 17 (Reuters) - A Canadian man killed a British man after the two took a hallucinogenic plant brew known as ayahuasca together at a spiritua...

Teaching the Need for Gender Equity in Peru

Randal Mason | Posted 12.18.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

In Peru, women face a number of inequalities and barriers, including a large gender pay gap, early marriage and pregnancy, sexism in the media, and attitudes that they should only care for children and do housework. But chief among the challenges these women confront daily is domestic and gender-based violence.

Putting Leadership on the Global Education Agenda

Wendy Kopp | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kopp

This October at the IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting in Lima, Peru, the development community came together and discussed the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

Thousands Of Kids In Peruvian Amazon Face Malnutrition As School Lets Out

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact

POTSOTENI, Peru (AP) -- Hunger haunts the jungle home of the Ashaninka. Incursions and assaults by loggers, miners, colonists and Shining Path rebels...

This Is What It's Like to Make a Discovery in the Amazon Rainforest

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

"Huh, that's weird," I muttered as I trudged through a muddy trail in the Amazon rainforest. Even though the sun was setting, the heat was still sweltering and sweat dripped into my eyes as I stared at something I had never before seen -- a tree covered with bizarre yellow outgrowths.

Daily Meditation: Flying

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.30.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

Mountain Lion Freed From Illegal Circus After 20 Years In Chains

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.20.2015 | Good News

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12 Incredible Vacation Spots Inspired By Star Wars

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.26.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Just because Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away and we haven't yet mastered that kind of commercial space travel doesn't mean the mood of those places can't be captured here on earth.

Watch Otto The Skateboarding Bulldog Totally Shred A World Record

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.12.2015 | Good News

He was a sk8er pup, he said seeya l8er pup. Otto the Bulldog just set a totally sweet new world record -- longest human tunnel travelled throu...