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Looking Into the Shadows for Mexico's Disappeared

Salil Shetty | Posted 04.19.2014 | World
Salil Shetty

The numbers of the disappeared in Mexico are staggering. A government report leaked just before President Enrique Peña Nieto took office estimated that at least 25,000 have been abducted or have gone missing between 2006 and 2012.

Castro Calls For Regional Unity, Without U.S.

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro called on Latin American and Caribbean leaders Tuesday to work together on pressing regional problems at a...

The Top 2013 LGBT Stories from the Americas

Javier Corrales | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Javier Corrales

This is our pick for the top LGBT stories -- both positive and negative -- from the Americas in 2013. Separating the two lists should not give the impression that nothing good ever comes out of adversity.

Immeasurable Inspiration: On Robert Pruitt's Women

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 07.26.2013 | Black Voices
Gina Athena Ulysse

Robert Pruitt's Women, currently on exhibition at the Studio Museum of Harlem, is a series of 20 portraits of contemporary black women embodying such graceful restraint that they become curative in the present moment.

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

What Great Powers Do

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

As President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China begin discussions designed to forge closer personal bonds between the two nations, they should not shy away from uncomfortable topics. The centerpiece for this summit ought to be crafting a shared vision on human rights.

Global Company Car Benefits -- An Essential Component of Key Talent Reward Programs

VisualNews.com | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
VisualNews.com

After analyzing data from 89 markets worldwide, a new report by Mercer lists company car benefits as a key component in key talent retention programs, with brands such as Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota and Honda topping the list of cars offered to the most valued employees.

The Other America

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 12.11.2012 | World
Dominique de Villepin

It's a part of the world where I feel more at home than in any other, a continent I feel deeply rooted in. It's a part of the world that feels unjustly neglected and it's true: Who seems to care today? Who addresses this relationship in the campaign?

We Can Free Cuba Now

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

Fifty-two years after U.S. policy first sought to break the communist dictatorship with an economic embargo, the Castro regime is still in power, lording over the Cuban people, enjoying trade and diplomatic relationships with countries across the globe.

Overcoming Barriers with Electronic Connectivity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Where we no longer must allocate the time and resources to go physically to all corners of the earth -- Facebook, Skype, our email takes us there.

Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

In the spring I travelled to Barcelona for the GSM Association's World Congress, with 49,000 participants spread between mobile phone-related 1,300 ve...

The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness Announces Editorial Calendar

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Read More: Romeo and Juliet, Film, Chicago, Bono, Literature, Carolyn B. Maloney, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, The Luce Index, Life Style, Mu Sochua, Photography, SOS Children’S Villages, Josh Silverman, Cancer, HIV & AIDS, Heal the World, Valentines, Performing Arts, Orphan Care, Social Change, Palitha Kohona, Bangladesh, Oprah Winfrey, Social Gospel, Jamaica, Jimmy Carter, India, Hillary Clinton, Human Rights, Huffington Post, Hinduism, Skype Interviews, Judaism, Economy, Novels, Washington, Gay Rights, South Asia, Better the World, New Delhi, Gay Immigration, Stewardship Report, Jlsr, Port-Au-Prince, John Lee, Women’S Issues, Love, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Dalai Lama, Wal-Mart, Health, New York City, Muhammad Yunus, Haiti, Orphans Interntional Worldwide, Cambodia, New York Times, Relationships, Going Green, Museums, Buddhism, Dance, Helping the Unfortunate, Europe, Puerto Rico, Human Rights Watch, Jim Luce Stewardship Report, Sri Lanka, West Virginia, Universal Human Rights Declaration, Chinese, Episcopal Presiding Bishop, Child Care, Jim Luce, Unions, Dr. Steven Becker, Humanism, Alaska, Food Stamps, Holiday Season, Unsung Heroes, Bettering Humanity, Americas, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Education, Care, Shyam Selvadurai, Christianity, Arianna Huffington, Connecting Goodness, Worldvision, World Affairs, George Bush, Finance, Children, Nhat Thich Hanh, Music, Thought Leaders, United Nations, Arts, Foster Families, Intergenerational Romance, Desmond Tutu, Goodness, Environment, Elie Wiesel, Travel, Federico & Co., Conflict Resolution, Fine Arts, Katharine Jefferts Schori, Religion, Islam, Developing World, Africa, Unicef, Politics, Theater, Mid-East, Global Citizens, Interracial Love, Connectivity, Culture, Gay Marriage, Tikum Olem, Aga Khan, Jon Sirota, Poverty, Asia-Pacific, Media News
Jim Luce

A bright new face has been added to the crowded Web, drawing a large readership and uploading more than 900 stories in its first twelve weeks. Still ...

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Read More: Black History Month, African-American Experience, Middle Passage, Brazil Slavery, Afro-Brazilian Culture, Afro-Brazilian History, African-American Culture, Slavery, Lauri Lyons, Carnaval, Carnival, Brazil, Brasil, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Portuguese, Congo, Central Africa, Benin, Africa, Portugal, Amerindians, African Diaspora, Angola, South America, Rio De Janiero, Favelas, Samba, Easter, Afro-Brazilians, Black Orpheus, Academy Awards, City of God, Favela Rising, Cannes Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Premiere Brazil, Minister of Culture, London, Dictators, Tropicalia, Exile, Caetano Veloso, Culture Points, Latin American Politics, Vargas, Political Prisoners, Gilberto Gil, Black Pride, Americas, Black Consciousness, Ile Aiye, Rio Carnaval Parade, Moviemento Negro, Brazilian Art, Latin Music, Baile Funk, Art, Latin Art, Brazilian Music, Hip-Hop, African Music, Brazilian Hip-Hop, Turntables, Microphones, Music Samplers, B-Boys, Sao Paulo, Educardo Fm, Salvador De Bahia, Bahia, Evolucao Hip Hop, South Bronx, Afros, Bling, Breakdancing, Radio, Olympic Games, Bronx, Braids, Santos Futebol Clube, Football, Pele, Soccer, Nigerian Civil War, Lagos, New York Cosmos, Amazon Jungle, African American Photographers, Rhythmic Uprising, Beyond Impanema, President Lula Da Silva, Cricket World Cup, Flag an American Story, Flag International, Sacatar Foundation, West-Africa, The Spirits of Itaparica, Itaparica, 2014 World Cup, Brazilian Carnaval, Photography, 2016 Olympics, Music, Huffington Post, Photojournalism, Girl From Impanema, Bossa Nova, Copacabana Beach, Rappers, Urban Music, Innercity Youth, Africana Studies, Race and Ethnicity, Social Advocacy, Southern Hemisphere, World News
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.

Itzhak Perlman to Perform at Lincoln Center to Help Rotary Eradicate Polio

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

"Polio is only a plane ride away." So began my sobering interview with Carol Pandak, Manager of PolioPlus for Rotary International about polio, a cr...