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

Jeff Peterson | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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.

Are You Tough Enough to Trek?

Travelzoo | Posted 07.11.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

These are the types of big lessons and small delights that make trekking a worthwhile pursuit at any age.

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
minube

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...

The US Will Never Be the 'Land of the Free' Until We Address Street Harassment

Holly Kearl | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Holly Kearl

Street harassment isn't merely a quality of life issue; this is a human rights issue and the US needs to treat it that way. Most harassed women reported changing their life in some way, including avoiding locations where they had been harassed, no longer going places alone, and even moving neighborhoods or quitting jobs.

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...

Species Migrating Upslope Due to Climate Change in Tropical Montane Cloud Forests of Peru May Meet a Grass Ceiling

Keith Peterman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Working at the high-elevation treeline where closed-canopy cloud forest forests meets open alpine vegetation, Evan is trying to understand how these forests will adapt to climate change.

Era of Benign Neglect of House Price Booms Is Over

Min Zhu | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Min Zhu

House prices are inching up. But is this a cause for much cheer? Or are we watching the same movie again?

Fresh Perspective On Sustainable Travel Yields Inspiring Results for Indigenous Women

Irene Lane | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Irene Lane

Given the persistent global issues of climate change and marginalization of the poor, it's no wonder that the notion of vacations that actually benefit women (like Luisa Quispe shown above) is met with slight skepticism.

Haunting Photos Of An Amazon Gold Mining Town Gone Bust

AP | RODRIGO ABD | Posted 05.29.2014 | World

HUEPETUHE, Peru (AP) — This nearly half-century-old Amazon boomtown has gone bust with the government's recent crackdown on illegal gold mining. ...

Alexandra Toledo: Food Sovereignty in Neoliberal Peru

Indiana University | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Indiana University

All of this activity was part of the civil society mobilization in favor of a controversial law for food sovereignty debated in Peru throughout 2013, the watershed year for food policy in that country.

LOOK: Peru's Illegal Miners Lead Hard, Risk-Filled Lives

AP | RODRIGO ABD | Posted 05.12.2014 | Latino Voices

LA PAMPA, Peru (AP) — They sweat through 28-hour shifts in the malarial jungle of the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru, braving the perils ...

"Buy Them, Sue Them, Wipe Them Out"

Carl Pope | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Again, the powerful prey on the powerless.

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

Peru Security Forces Blow Up Illegal Mining Machines

AP | FRANK BAJAK and RODRIGO ABD | Posted 04.29.2014 | Latino Voices

HUEPETUHE, Peru (AP) — In a surprise raid, about 1,500 police and troops dynamited $20 million worth of heavy machinery as Peru's government dialed ...

For Africa, Good Policies Bring Good Prospects

Antoinette Sayeh | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Antoinette Sayeh

The issue of rising fiscal imbalances is worth dwelling on. A number of economic observers have asked the question: Are countries heading back to the bad old days of rapid debt accumulation that may need to be forgiven down the line? Are these fears well grounded?

Hiking to Machu Picchu: Over the Hills at 60

Emily Kelting | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Emily Kelting

I was drunk -- not with the complimentary Pisco Sour that I would enjoy that night in Aguas Calientes -- but with the magic of this place, where the sun and stars seemed within arm's reach.

Living and Breathing Gabriel García Márquez

Elio Leturia | Posted 06.21.2014 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

Thirty years ago I lived García Márquez. Maybe I need 70 more years to get to know the solitude.

Stray Cats and Dogs in Peru

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Kevin F. Adler

For the animals in Mancora, the situation is abysmal:Hungry dogs roam the street, half limping as they go because they were hit by a moto taxi; emaciated cats, always seemingly pregnant, search for anything to eat. This is the daily scene in the market.

Ironclad Rule Of Governor In Peru State Compared To Al Capone

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 04.14.2014 | Latino Voices

CHIMBOTE, Peru (AP) — One by one, the senior officials from the capital took the microphone and apologized to an auditorium packed with angry people...

WATCH: Times May Finally Be Changing For Gays in Peru

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Despite international strides to recognize and protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, ultra-conservative countries like Peru ha...

What Are Your Favorite Things to Do in Lima and Cusco?

Budget Travel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Photo courtesy of Agap13/Dreamstime.com. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel. A few weeks from now, I'll be checking off the number one spot ...

Drink the World: Peru

Dan Miles | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

My head punished me for every single drop the following morning when if felt like someone was sat on my chest stabbing me in the eyes with knitting needles, but it was worth every second.

The Story Behind Girl Rising, the Most Powerful Film You'll See This Year

Christine Horansky | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Christine Horansky

"To me the common thread for the girls in the film, was that they each believed (against all evidence) that they deserved more. They just had a deep sense of their own power and potential."

Been There, Dune That

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

It's a scene right out of Lawrence of Arabia: enormous mountains of sand -- some as tall as 300 feet -- their surface sculpted into soft, geometric designs by the wind, and extending as far as the eye can see.

5 Gluttonous Festivals Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Americans aren't in the minority when it comes to stuffing their faces full of food in the name of celebration.