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Few people think of heading to Peru for Christmas. But, as Amaranta Wright finds out, summer in Lima and its amazing coastline, Machu Picchu without the crowds and jungle experience without the heat, conspire make Christmas a perfect time to explore one of Latin America's most fascinating...
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“There is just so much space here!” was one of the most recurring thoughts I had on my trip to Brazil. Perhaps a pretty basic observation given I was visiting the largest country in Latin America. Yet my poor brain, accustomed to the real estate curses and daily sardine-tin tube commutes of...
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Migration has changed everything. Before, we grew up with one cultural identity, now many people have two or three. Even our political leaders and cultural icons are part of the new bi-cultural trend. Sofia Sims asks members of two such families, the Corbyns - where grandad Jeremy is the new Labour...
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Travelling independently is the best way to see the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic, says Elizabeth Mistry
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Jose Luis reflects on the importance of Fania, the iconic 1970s New York record label that created the Salsa brand, and the identity it forged for Latinos all over the world. It left not only a musical legacy but had a transformative social impact that lasts till today
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Sarah Quarmby delves into the gory culture that surrounds increasingly popular Mexican drug ballads.
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With a hat-trick against Sevilla, Messi took his La Liga goal tally up to 253 to break a record that had stood untouched for almost 60 years. Lewis Blakeman takes a look at the Argentine’s career, and argues that he doesn't have to win the World Cup to become the worlds greatest ever player,...
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Starbucks's most recent expansion plan has taken them to Bogota, Colombia. How has the arrival of the coffee giant affected the market?
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It is no surprise that Basque and Catalan football fans waited with baited breath for the result of the Scottish Referendum, seeking inspiration. They know better than anybody the talent in Spain’s autonomous communities and its influence in national football. We take a look at the interesting...
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As Brazilian elections continue to dominate the Latin American press, another presidential race is taking place over the border in Uruguay. With Jose Mujica unable to run for this term, he leaves behind a political landscape unearthed by his landmark reforms.
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The Chavez legacy is omnipresent in Venezuelan society. The Bolivarian revolutionary re-drafted the education system and even built a new city in the northern state of Vargas. However, the administration of Nicolas Maduro is under huge pressure to rejuvenate a withering visionary project and...
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Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, leader since 2007.
On the eve of his inauguration in 2013, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa explicitly stated he would not seek re-election in four years’ time. Now, Ecuador’s Congress has proposed legislation to abolish the limit on the amount of terms an elected official can serve. Governors have insisted the...
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With the first round of Presidential elections in Brazil coming up October 5th, how have World Cup protests and the recent death of opposition Socialist candidate Eduardo Campos on the 13th August affected Dilma Rousseff’s re-election campaign?
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