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Good Journey, Sofia: Venezuelan Art Promoter, Journalist Sofia Imber Dies at 92

 02/21/2017 - 02:47

Sofia Imber, who turned a garage into the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art and became one of Venezuela's most influential women journalists, died Monday in the capital. She was 92. Imber was one of 16 heads of state-run cultural institutions, including museums, publishing houses and theaters, fired by President Hugo Chavez.

Turista Libre gives Tourists the Chance to Experience Tijuana like a Local

 02/15/2017 - 17:36

Tijuana based Turista Libre found a special way to attract tourists to its city:  by offering the chance to live the experience of being local.

Every day, a group of tourists. mostly Americans, arrives at the crosswalk of San Ysidro (California) to enter Mexico, where an old school bus that is part of the public transport of Tijuana is waiting for them.

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Hell, Part 2: While Homicide Rate falls, Suicide is on the rise in Ciudad Juárez

 02/09/2017 - 04:53

Ciudad Juarez, the border city in northern Mexico which between 2008 and 2011 had the dubious reputation of being the murder capital of the world, has seen its homicide rate fall since 2012. But as the BBC reports, the city's high levels of violence have had long-term psychological effects on its residents, especially its youth.

New Kid in Town: Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General despite Controversies

 02/09/2017 - 04:03

Despite a series of divisive hearings during which Democrats attacked him for his record on civil rights, the US Senate finally confirmed Alabama senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general. .

The Alabama senator's nomination was among Mr Trump's most controversial. He has been dogged by racism claims and called a "southern racist caricature painful". 

During the confirmation vote, Democrat Elizabeth Warren was silenced after recalling historic allegations of racism against Mr Sessions.

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