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Mexico elections: Why are they crucial?

The official campaign season for the Mexican presidency kicks off on Friday, with four candidates vying to win the position.  For the next 90 days, presidential candidates Margarita Zavala,  Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Ricardo Anaya, and Jose Antonio Meade will do their best to win the hearts and minds of approximately 88 million registered Mexicans.  Here is…


Why is community radio in Guatemala essential?

Sumpango, Guatemala – Sitting in a courtyard, wearing an indigenous huipil dress, Amanda Chiquito glows as she talks about the challenges and successes of working with the community radio station in Sumpango Sacatepequez, Guatemala. « There is no media that represents our community, » the 25-year-old says. « There wasn’t a media outlet that could inform us and…


Why are coral reefs most critical, and why are they dying?

More than 11 billion pieces of plastic larger than five centimetres wide are littering coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, according to a recent study.  That is enough plastic to make it from Earth to the moon and nearly halfway back. Researchers who published the study last week in Science Magazine believe that the number…

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