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In Search of the Maya World: From Central America to Philadelphia

 06/27/2017 - 14:26
Gallery of archaeological pieces of Mayan culture exhibited at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Supplied UPEnn
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One of the most intriguing mysteries of Latin American culture is what happened to the Maya civilization. How come after over 3,000 years of history, from about 2, 500 BC to 950 AD, most of the glorious Maya centers in Mesoamerica were abandoned? Before the arrival of the Europeans in the 1500’s magnificent cities like Tikal in Guatemala and Copán in Honduras had all but disappeared; left uninhabited, they were covered by thick jungle growth, hidden throughout the mountains and the lowlands. 

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Gallery of archaeological pieces of Mayan culture exhibited at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Supplied UPEnn

Desde Filadelfia a Centroamérica: En búsqueda del mundo maya

 06/27/2017 - 13:47
Galería de piezas arqueológicas de la cultura maya expuestas en el Museo de Arqueología y Antropología de la Universidad de Pennsylvania. Foto: Suministrada UPEnn
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Uno de los enigmas de la cultura prehispánica en Centroamérica tiene que ver con lo que sucedió con la civilización maya. ¿Cómo es que tras más de 3.000 años de historia —desde el 2500 a. C. hasta el 950 d. C.— la mayoría de los centros mayas en la región  abandonados? 

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Galería de piezas arqueológicas de la cultura maya expuestas en el Museo de Arqueología y Antropología de la Universidad de Pennsylvania. Foto: Suministrada UPEnn

Gran éxito de la primera carrera contra las drogas en Puerto Rico

 06/26/2017 - 06:04
Imagen de la cursa celebrada este domingo en Puerto Rico en contra de las drogas. Foto: primerahora.com
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Más de 300 personas se unieron a la primera edición de la Carrera "Yo Vivo Sin Drogas: Tú decides", como parte de una iniciativa latinoamericana que se celebró además en Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, República Dominicana, Paraguay, Perú y México.

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:00am
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Imagen de la cursa celebrada este domingo en Puerto Rico en contra de las drogas. Foto: primerahora.com

Terremoto en Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras

 06/22/2017 - 12:29
Una imagen muestra el epicentro de un sismo de magnitud 6,9 en la escala abierta de Richter, en Puerto San José, Guatemala, hoy, 22 de junio de 2017. EFE
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Un sismo de 6.7 grados en la escala Richter alertó a las poblaciones de Guatemala y el Salvador durante la mañana de este jueves. Una onda del movimiento tocó también el territorio oeste de Honduras.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Una imagen muestra el epicentro de un sismo de magnitud 6,9 en la escala abierta de Richter, en Puerto San José, Guatemala, hoy, 22 de junio de 2017. EFE

Latin America closer to refugee crisis than it thinks, UNHCR says

 06/20/2017 - 17:40
Photo of the regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, telling EFE in an interview on June 19, 2019, that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons in the region "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations." EFE/Alejandro Bolivar
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The regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, said that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations."

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
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Photo of the regional representative for Central America, Cuba and Mexico of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ecuadorian Jose Samaniego, telling EFE in an interview on June 19, 2019, that "year after year" the number of refugees, applicants for asylum and displaced persons in the region "continues to rise because of conflicts, violence and human rights violations." EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

La OEA no logra un acuerdo y la violencia escala en las calles venezolanas

 06/20/2017 - 13:09
Los cuerpos de seguridad del Estado venezolanos dispersaron ayer con gases lacrimógenos y chorros de agua las marchas de los opositores al Gobierno que salieron desde varios puntos de Caracas e intentaban movilizarse hasta la sede del Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE), en el centro de la capital. EFE/Miguel Gutiérrez
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La reunión previa a la Asamblea General de la Organización, no logró un acuerdo entre todos los cancilleres para obtener los 23 votos necesarios para aprobar una resolución en el caso de la crisis Venezolana. Simultáneamente, la oposición se manifestaba por 80va vez en la calle y las fuerzas del orden público abrieron fuego contra los manifestantes.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Los cuerpos de seguridad del Estado venezolanos dispersaron ayer con gases lacrimógenos y chorros de agua las marchas de los opositores al Gobierno que salieron desde varios puntos de Caracas e intentaban movilizarse hasta la sede del Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE), en el centro de la capital. EFE/Miguel Gutiérrez

Washington's Priority in Latin America: Ending Drug Trade

 06/16/2017 - 06:30
US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera
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US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras and the vice president of El Salvador within the framework of the economic and security conference on Central America being held in Miami. The Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle was created in 2014 by the US, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador due to the wave of US arrivals of undocumented and unaccompanied Central American minors. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:15am
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US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

“Centroamérica es una especie de bomba atómica para Estados Unidos”

 06/15/2017 - 11:12
El presidente de Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, responde a la preguntas de Efe durante una entrevista hoy, miércoles 14 de junio 2017, en Miami, Florida (EE.UU.). 

Desperation and hope along Mexico's wall

 06/13/2017 - 05:41
A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

 For human rights organization Amnesty International, Trump's proposed border wall - which even some members of the Border Patrol fail to see as an effective barrier - will only enrich criminal organizations involved in extorting money from immigrants on the Mexican side.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:30am
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A man on the United States side talks to a relative on the Mexican side at the border fence between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EPA/JASON SZENES

Mexico-US border counts deadly toll- "His body was handed over to us in pieces"

 06/13/2017 - 05:13
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

In the context of expansion of organized crime in Mexico, migrants have become easy targets, as they are more visible, easily identifiable as migrants and, in many cases, they walk on a predetermined route. At least 400 immigrants were killed on their way from Central America to the US in 2015.  

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:45am
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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

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