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New Video Offers Peek At Stephany Flores' Killer Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

Days after Joran van der Sloot was transferred to a remote Peruvian penitentiary, a new video has surfaced featuring the killer behind bars. "I am ...

Overcoming Amputation in the Developing World

Jeff Peterson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
Jeff Peterson

Technology is truly incredible. Watching Aimee Mullens' video "My 12 Pairs of Legs," I couldn't help but think about how amazing these prosthetics were, and yet how most people who need them would never have access.

Joran Van Der Sloot Moved To Remote Peruvian Prison

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, has been moved to a remote Peruvia...

Climate Change This Week: Stormy Constipation, Solar Utility Comeback, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Genius in Microfinance - Reflections on Pancho Otero

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Elisabeth Rhyne

In a recent retrospective, Rich Rosenberg called Pancho Otero, the founding leader of Bolivia's Prodem and BancoSol, a genius. With Pancho's sudden de...

Breathtaking Photos Of Witch Doctors And Healers Reveal The Spiritual Diversity Of Bolivia

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

Artists Thomas Rousset and Raphaël Verona traveled across the Altiplano region of Bolivia for a very specific reason. They wanted to photograph t...

A New Beginning for Amputees and the Visually Impaired in South America

Jeff Peterson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Jeff Peterson

I have never done anything like this in my life. On a whim, I decided to defer my MD/PhD program to volunteer in Bolivia. I was hoping to make at least a small difference in someone's life.

Bolivia Is On The Verge Of Making It Legal To Work From Age 10

AP | PAOLA FLORES | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto's stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lo...

Bolivia Passes Law To Allow 10-Year-Olds To Work

AP | Posted 07.05.2014 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's Congress has passed legislation to allow children as young age 10 to work as long as it does not interfere with the...

This Photographer Wants You To See Street Dogs In A New Light

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green

For around a year now, Raul Valda has been taking beautiful photos of Bolivian street dogs. He started the project in response to a rough period o...

The 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth

minube | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
minube

We've gone through the tips and photos from the minube travel community to find these 21 drops of pure, unadulterated freshwater goodness. From the islands of the Philippines to the mountains of Canada, the 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth!

Two Simple Words: I Decide

Alexander Sanger | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Alexander Sanger

At least 200 million women want to avoid pregnancy yet lack access to modern contraception. What would it take to shrink this number to zero? A mere $8.1 billion -- or about 1 percent of what Americans spent during the 2013 holidays.

Bolivia Fires Hundreds Of Soldiers After Protest

AP | Posted 04.25.2014 | Latino Voices

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's military leaders on Thursday ordered the dismissal for sedition of 702 enlisted men who had been protesting to dema...

Exploring the Magnificent Railway Boneyard Near Uyuni, Bolivia

Tom Moran | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Tom Moran

In his book Ghost Train through the Andes, author Michael Jacobs tells of how Bolivia's then-president, Aniceto Arce, saw a modern transport network as the key to his country's prosperity, transforming Bolivia into a 'land of the future'.

One Night in Katmandu

Nevo I. Shinaar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Nevo I. Shinaar

For Passover is not merely a celebration of the triumphant emancipation of the Hebrew slaves of old, it is also a time for contemplation of the basic human phenomena that seem to recur time and time again throughout history.

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

minube | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
minube

2014-04-25-20140424YaltaElliKraizbergthumb.jpgDo the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls.

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat With Gringo Trails Director Pegi Vail (Part 2 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

I think traveling is among the best ways we can all get to know one another around the world and be more aware of, respect, and enjoy both our similarities and differences.

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat with "Gringo Trails" Director Pegi Vail (Part 1 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

"Perhaps the time has come that guidebooks highlight newer destinations in favor of one that's overrun to allow them some breathing space."

Climate Change This Week: A Rising Sea, Rising Voices, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014 How unusua...

9-Year-Old Kidnapped In Spain Found In Amazon Rainforest

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

After a young Moroccan girl was kidnapped in Spain in August, authorities searched for signs of the girl for months but came up empty-handed. Now, ...

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

The Urgency of Venezuela

Tom Hayden | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Call me naive, but I do not believe President Obama wants to see President Maduro overthrown. But there's another US "government," a secret network that works tirelessly to undermine any Latin American threat to the dominance of American capital and military power.

Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...

Walk Softly

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Maybe it's the human condition that's toxic, but I don't really believe that. I don't think it's greed that is pushing us to the outer limits of self-destruction, but something more complex.

Climate Change This Week: Magma Mania, Dirty Fuel Dealer, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.