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No Shining Path

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Our labor has ended, the armed struggle has begun. The invincible flames of revolution will glow, turning to lead and steel. There will be a great rup...

"This New Health Plan Forces Us Women to Focus on Our OWN Health"

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Healthy workers not only feel happier, they work more productively to earn higher incomes for their families. Freedom from hunger, an integrated-servi...

Oversized McDonald's In Peru Lets You Relive Your Fondest Childhood Memories

Foodbeast | Posted 04.15.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

Now if only they could make an adult-sized Play Place . . .

Mentoring Mom: Home Handicrafts Business Expands to Hire Youth

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

A stressed, angry wife struggling to support a seriously ill husband and three children figures out a way to mechanize her output and produce four times as much merchandise in four hours a day.

Weaving Natural Resources Into Family Wealth

Suzanne Skees | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Living at such a high elevation (12,549 feet) near Juliaca in the Andes Mountains, in a climate at once subtropical and highland, they work outside from freezing dark predawn, through the harsh heat of the day.

State Dept's Keystone XL Contractor, ERM Group, Also OK'd Controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska

Steve Horn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

One thing is clear as Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama head into decision-making time on Keystone XL's northern half: ERM has always been able to turn a blind eye to serious environmental impacts.

First Time to Peru? 10 Best Things to Do and See

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

While attempting to recreate Hiram Bingham's 1911 trek and "discovery" of Machu Picchu, Adams also reflects on the Inca Civilization that built these ancient cities throughout Peru in the 13th -16th centuries and its final showdown with Spain in the mid 1500's.

The Top 7 International Destinations You Need to Visit in 2014

Peggy Goldman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Travelers today want to do, see, and interact more than ever before as international travel continues to grow, and we're looking to the future to those countries that will take center stage in the minds and hearts of travelers in 2014.

Mystery Of Weird Rainforest 'Webs' Solved

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

About six months ago, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology first spotted a mysterious web unlike anything scientists had seen bef...

9 Things Not to Miss in The Sacred Valley of the Incas

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception. But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.

Scenes of Cusco

Leora Novick | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

When I think of Cusco, Peru I think of slow, languid movements, of stormy skies and breathless views, of colorful garments and hearty meals.

Exploring Peru's Sacred Valley

Leora Novick | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

Peru's Sacred Valley is a special place in so many ways. The site of so many Incan ruins, it holds the remains of a civilization, adding the sense that we were trespassing on something special.

Carnival Season Ends, Clock Ticks Until Next

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

My buddy Tyrone was at the office trailer window last week at this time talking to a microphone and the owner, who was behind a bullet proof window. I...

Warsaw Climate Talks -- So Bad U.S. Looked Good

Kyle Ash | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Kyle Ash

No one really expected the Warsaw negotiations to include landmark political or legal decisions. But there is a lot of work to do in the next two years before finalizing a climate treaty in Paris.

The Delicious Highlights Of Peruvian Cuisine

Viator | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Viator

Travel is all about adventure, and the dining in Peru is no exception.

Champaign-Urbana Is the Brainiest in Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.07.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A Lumosity study ranks Champaign-Urbana as the brainiest metro area in Illinois. What other areas made the top ten. Check it out here!...

World's Most Horrifying Mummies

Budget Travel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

If you haven't seen a real mummy (a.k.a. a body whose skeleton and skin have been preserved) since you were on a school trip, this is a good time to get reacquainted. So come with us on a crash course of the world's most "magnificent" corpses.

Allegro Coffee Empowers Women Farmers in Peru

Root Capital | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Root Capital

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe women of Codemu are an example of what a commitment to rural women provides to an entire community.

Japan's Influence in the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.

Pre-Incan Tomb, Corpses Unearthed In Peru

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

LIMA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - An archaeological site in the midst of Peru's bustling capital has yielded yet another pre-Incan prize, an undisturbed Wari...

5 Sacred Places for a Spook-Free Halloween

Joy Pecknold | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

October's rife with talk of ghosts, goblins and ghouls, but not everybody's down with the undead. For those looking for the flip side to a haunted hotel experience -- more deities than demons -- here are five divinely-linked destinations for a more sacred sojourn.

Climate Change This Week: The Beetles Are Baaaaack, Drunken Forests, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Beetles Are Baaaaaack... and Now They're Decimating Spruce Forests with climate change, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Over the pas...

Global Brushes With Officer Krupke - Law & Order: Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.15.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It's not nearly as bad as when I was much younger, when you might say I was rash, reckless and craving trouble. There was a time when I couldn't go fr...

Rural Women Take Power Over Poverty

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

The future health and well-being of the Earth and its inhabitants is largely in the hands of rural women. Our job is to make sure they have the tools and training they need.

Banks and IMF Ganging Up on Sovereign Debtors

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The Fed's lending to the global banking system through front and back doors has distorted the value of U.S. dollar. Foreign central banks engage in money printing to keep in step. As a result, we've inflated distorted asset bubbles on a scale never before seen in the history of the world.