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5 Reasons Why You Should Go on Vacation as Soon as Possible

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

Many of us are used to just breaking away in the summer once we have put in a solid six months of hard of work. I wanted to break that habit. So putting fear aside, I left for an amazing adventure in Peru's Sacred Valley.

Camping It Up: 11 Incredible Camping Experiences

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From sleeping suspended over a valley from a cliff-edge to glamping in high style on the plains of the Serengeti, these are 11 of the most incredible and unique camping experiences in the world.

8 Extraordinary Places to go Whale Watching in Latin America

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Get up close to the whales and their calves as they migrate to the warm waters of Latin America.

Fair Play -- Equal Laws for Equal Working Opportunities for Women

Christine Lagarde | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Christine Lagarde

Despite some progress over the past few years, gender-based legal restrictions remain significant. Almost 90 percent of countries have at least one important restriction in the books, and some have many.

Countries Are Banning Rapists From Marrying Their Victims To Avoid Punishment: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact

More countries are aiming to end sexual violence against women, as gender equality continues to become a priority around the world. In a new report...

Climate Change This Week: Norway Divests, Siberia Melts, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Not enough is known to predict why the high pressure system occasionally allows an atmospheric river to sneak in and water California, though reports Andres Thompson at Climate Central. The latest river is far from significantly easing California drought.

Amidst Scandal and Crisis, a Way Forward For Resource Governance in Latin America

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Daniel_Kaufmann

Countries like Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are among the resource-rich economies in Latin America that have made inroads their extractive sectors, particularly regarding transparency in revenues. Others are embroiled in major economic crises, like Venezuela.

World Bank's Peru Consultation Ends Early With a Walkout

Nezir Sinani | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Like previous consultations, Lima was draped in a sense of secrecy with a total lack of transparency from the get go. This is not the way to start out on the right foot.

Latin American Corporate Finance: Is There a Dark Corner?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

Since last year there has been much talk of possible financial stress stemming from increased debt leverage in non-financial corporates of emerging markets economies. A recent study has brought to light some key evidence on the Latin American case.

Climate Change This Week: The Midwest Threat, Green Money Flows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Gocomics.com "whether an event is caused by climate change ... is the wrong ques...

Circle the Planet -- at the San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

Looking for a special resort in Fiji, or perhaps you're planning a safari in East or South Africa. Has the cold U.S. winter put Mexico or the Caribbean on the brain? Planning a magical vacation to India or perhaps a California road trip.

Seven Destinations for an Exceptional Easter Family Trip

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With Spring approaching, it's time to plan that Easter break. Each of these seven destinations make the ideal family holiday.

The Heat Is On: Via Campesina and Allies Challenge Climate Capitalism

Salena Tramel | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
Salena Tramel

A new report by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indisputably confirms what many scientists had predicted: 2014 is officially the hottest year on record.

The Most Romantic Places to Spend Valentine's Day

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

In this idyllic archipelago in the Indian Ocean, stay on an exclusive private island, such as Desroches or Denis, for an unrivalled island escape.

Daily Meditation: Heritage

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion

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

Woman Who Escaped Her Sex Trafficking Captors Becomes Advocate For Victims

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact

After Jhinna Pinchi escaped her sex traffickers in 2009, she braved her way through death threats and triumphed over legal red tape repeatedly in an e...

Political Risk in Countries Around the World in First Quarter 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Global issues like terrorism, the economy, climate change and Middle East turmoil will sadly burden us this quarter and all year. These are factors that may hinder stability in the international system - that's global political risk in a nutshell.

7 Places To Go Offline In 2015

Fathom | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
Fathom

Make it a low-fi, analog, or tech-free vacation in these far-off places.

Will Chevron Ever Do the Right Thing

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

The Pastaza and Kawapi Rivers in Ecuador come together near the border of Peru. At their confluence fresh water pink dolphins rise to the surface and nod their heads. Nearby toucans and parrots land. These animals and many more are a part of the ecosystem that is as pure and unadulterated as any in the world.

Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Peggy Goldman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.

Cooking on the Amazon River With Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 02.24.2015 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

We spent five days learning about the cuisine of this area through the cooking of chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Aboard the Aqua Amazon is where he can get creative with Amazonian ingredients like camu camu berries, wild cashews and a very interesting nut.

How Some Peruvians Celebrate Christmas

Posted 12.29.2014 | World

BY LAURA SECORUN PALET, OZY Christmas should be a time for peace and joy, but, as we all know, “quality time” with family and friends can drive...

Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

Central and South American countries stand at a key crossroads; as environmentally and economically vulnerable countries, they have much to lose in the face of devastating climate change.

COP20: Rounding the Turn on the Road to Paris

Carl Pope | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

A new and genuine, if inadequate, global climate architecture has been teed up for next year in Paris. But whether Paris serves as the foundation for steadily more ambitious climate progress or is the marker of the reality that that world will not break the back of fossil-fuel dominance is going to be determined by how the world community reacts to five new realities.

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...