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

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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 03.18.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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 02.21.2014 | 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 02.20.2014 | 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.

The 10 Places on My Bucket List This Year (It Will Surprise You)

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

No, I haven't been everywhere, and some places I don't go to because I'm a conscientious objector (Zimbabwe, anyone?) but I can still dream. And plan. Because dictators, xenophobia and being broke wont last forever!

These Mind-Boggling Photos Of Bolivia's Salt Flats Will Make You Actually Want To Wander The Desert

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

Salar de Uyuni -- a natural wonder that attracts travelers to Bolivia yearly, never ceases to awe due to its vastness and overall "out of this world-n...

LOOK: Bolivia Celebrates Ekeko, God Of Abundance

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Latino Voices

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Believers light his cigarette and leave tiny objects to the statue of the chubby little man with a big mustache who embodies ...

A Conversation with La Paz

Hemamalini Sukumar | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Hemamalini Sukumar

I stood in a bustling square at the center of La Paz, amidst children chasing pigeons and old women selling ice-cream, when I was suddenly confronted ...

Corporate Wrinkles in Snowden Saga May Prompt Brazil to Become More Vigilant

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

At long last, Edward Snowden seems to have sparked a vital public debate about the U.S. national security state and its activities in South America. It may not be so easy, however, to disentangle the thorny web of corporate influence.

Making Your First Feature Film: Campo De Batalla

Amancay Tapia | Posted 03.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Amancay Tapia

Making your first feature film not only takes a lot of work, but endless energy and determination. The results may not be what you expected, but what ...

Check Out Bolivia's New Traffic Cops

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Latino Voices

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — This city in Bolivia's highlands has hired Aymara women dressed in traditional multilayered Andean skirts and brightly embro...

A Major First For The Bolivian Space Agency

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 12.21.2013 | Latino Voices

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians are celebrating the launch of the country's first telecommunications satellite with indigenous rituals dedicated to...

New Yorker Escapes Bolivia In Mysterious Plot

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ and JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — It's a smoke and mirrors saga fit for Hollywood, complete with a major movie star, murky reports of a kidnapping and an Ameri...

Nightmare Over: American Held Without Charges Released From Bolivia

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 12.17.2013 | Crime

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A New York businessman detained more than two years in Bolivia without charge in a money laundering investigation arrived ...

Santa Comes Twice In Bolivia

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 11.20.2013 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales decreed Wednesday that an extra month's wages should be paid as a special Christmas bonus to all salari...

Is Bolivia the New Afghanistan, or Is O'Grady From The WSJ Delusional?

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Violeta Ayala

Her eye-catching title reads, "Bolivia's decent into rogue state status," but what does that mean? A rouge state is a country that has broken international law and poses a threat to the security of other nations.

Airplane Crash Leaves 8 Dead

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Latino Voices

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian authorities say a small airliner crashed while trying to land at an airport in northern Bolivia a...

You Don't Need To Be A Millionaire To Travel

Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel

If you want to see the world -- especially while you're young -- but don't exactly have the funds to do so, you're not alone. Between flights, acc...

A Fashion Show Unlike Any Other

AP | Posted 10.21.2013 | Latino Voices

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — In dazzling embroidered shawls, wide skirts and black bowler hats, Aymara models strutted their stuff on t...

Bolivia Coca Growers Attack Eradication Squad

AP | PAOLA FLORES | Posted 10.21.2013 | Latino Voices

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A police officer on Sunday became the second member of a government eradication squad to die of gunshot wo...