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Ecuador Declares New Nature Reserve in Heavily Deforested Area

The Ecuadorian government has approved a new nature reserve in Carchi Province near the Colombian border, protecting 16,800 hectares of cloud forests and mountains on the Pacific slope of the Andes. Read More
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Migrant Detentions, and Rights Abuses, Increase in Mexico

A report shows that about 168,000 migrants were detained in Mexico from July 2014 to June 2015 – a 73 percent increase from the previous year that has brought with it rising crimes and abuses against ... Read More
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Report Offers Lessons for Chinese Development in Latin America

Latin America’s recent China-led economic boom was associated with significant environmental degradation and social conflict, according to a report by Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative. Read More
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Engaging Latinos in Investing for Social Good

Latino investors can now participate in a social impact investment fund that supports low-income communities in Latin America and in Latino communities across the United States. Read More
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14 Chicago Arts Groups Receive Grants for International Collaborations

MacArthur today announced grants to 14 Chicago arts and culture organizations for diverse artistic exchanges in 14 countries, including Cuba, Colombia, Grenada, and South Africa. Read More