Peru's Machu Picchu named for top National Geographic travel award

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Peru's Machu Picchu named for top National Geographic travel award 

LIMA, Nov. 19 — The Incan site of Machu Picchu has been nominated for the Overseas Attraction prize in the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards, Peru's Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva, said Wednesday.

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Feature: Mexico's indigenous languages weakening with every generation

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Mexico's indigenous languages weakening with every generation 

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 10 — A harsh truth has emerged in Mexico. Young indigenous people who speak Spanish and cut ties with their roots stand a better chance at getting an education, landing a good job, accessing health services, and escaping poverty.

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Ecuador seizes 13 tons of narcotics this year

February 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ecuador seizes 13 tons of narcotics this year 

QUITO, Feb. 24 — The Ecuadorian authorities reported Monday the South American country's police have seized a total of 13.29 tons of narcotics in nationwide operations so far this year, way more than the 2.53 tons seized in the same period in 2014.

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Foreigners flock Dinagyang

January 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Foreigners flock Dinagyang 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 26 — The city, in celebration of Dinagyang 2015 with its theme, “Sum it up to the top”, is filled with local and national visitors, "balikbayans" and foreigners to witness Iloilo's Dinagyang Festival that culminates Monday with a thanksgiving mass.

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