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Nutritious and curative insects are natural allies of Argentina Indians

 01/15/2018 - 09:09
Photo provided by Argentina's Conicet national scientific research council and taken on Jan. 14, 2018, showing the cultivation of insect larvae by the Guarani Indians to supplement their diet and provide medicinal products.

Despite the almost instantaneous rejection among most Argentines of the idea of eating insects, there are Guarani Indian communities living in the northern part of the country where it is an ancestral and spiritual practice to cultivate insect larvae as part of the local diet and for their curative properties.

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They've Got High Hopes: Latin America Leads In Global Happiness Rankings

 01/09/2018 - 17:06
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For the 41st time, Gallup International has released their Global End of Year Survey, polling 55 countries on the topics of hope, happiness, and economic optimism. Three countries in Latin America made the Top Ten, but one country in the region scored in the bottom tier.