Tracy Paver

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For the last two hundred years, the village of Yoro, Honduras has experienced an unusual yearly phenomena–raining fish! Once or twice a year after a massive rainfall, villagers will find hundreds of tiny fish flopping around in the streets. The citizens of Yoro collect the fish and thank God for the provision. A team of...
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There has been an increase in the number of Venezuelan migrants crossing the border between Chile and Bolivia on foot. Chile has seen around 200 migrants a day cross its borders, braving the harsh altiplano terrain almost 4,000 feet above sea level where temperatures can drop to below 0C. Border towns, themselves without sufficient electricity,...
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Freedom of the press is something we often take for granted in the United States, but the desire for that freedom is not unique to our country. Nicaraguans desire that same freedom; however, new laws passed in Nicaragua have limited the press. Under the “Special Cybercrime Law,” passed in October 2020, a journalist who writes...
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As many countries worldwide are beginning to find relief from the COVID pandemic, Brazil is begging its citizens to stay home and take precautions as they experience the worst outbreak of cases they have seen since last year. Many believe this outbreak has resulted from mass gatherings for government elections in November, Christmas and New...
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Sandwiched between Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia, Paraguay has become a key trans-shipment point in drug trafficking and smuggling. A major marijuana producer, Paraguay has also transformed into a pivotal route for Andean cocaine and a sanctuary for criminals and gang-affiliated drug organizations. According to The Rio Times, one Brazilian gang in particular, the powerful and...
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Haiti’s citizens are in a state of civil unrest as fear of current President Jovenel Moïse grows rapidly. According to public and government records, President Moïse’s last day in office should have been February 7, 2021. That date is exactly five years from when he stepped in after the previous president’s term ended in 2016....
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It has been said that the average American uses up to 88 gallons of water per day. Whether this water is used for showering, brushing teeth, washing clothes, dishes, or watering plants, water use is usually taken for granted in the States. Not so in Cuba. Access to clean water in Cuba is a process...
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A Guatemalan village is still reeling from the devastating loss of 19 people. A few weeks ago, 19 burnt bodies were discovered near the northern Mexico and United States border. Those 19 people were on their way to – hopefully – find a better life in the United States when a drug cartel intercepted their...
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Last week’s presidential elections in Ecuador launched a busy political year in Latin America. Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, and Nicaragua are all due to hold national elections, while Argentina, El Salvador, and Mexico will hold legislative and regional elections. According to the Economist, these countries are a diverse mix: “Chile is a mature democracy. Ecuador...
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“The unborn shall be considered as born for all rights accorded within the limits established by law. It is prohibited and illegal for the mother or a third party to practice any form of interruption of life on the unborn, whose life must be respected from conception.” Abortion for any reason has been illegal in...
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