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Glenn Bower

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Latest posts by Glenn Bower

20 April 2016

Right-Wing Politics Win Big in Peru's First Round of Presidential Elections

Neither corruption nor human rights are core issues for the average voter, who's more interested in the economy and not returning to the era of hyperinflation.

6 April 2016

San Juan Market and Its Lion Meat Are One of Mexico City's Best Kept Secrets

Wild boar, deer, crocodile, and lion, among other exotic fresh meats, can be found in this singular Mexico City's market.

7 February 2016

Indigenous Otomí-Ñätho Communities in Mexico Exercise Their Autonomy to Defend Their Lands

"Why do we care for the forest? Because it is the lungs of both the Valley of Toluca and the Valley of Mexico."

30 December 2015

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's Absence and Other Curiosities Surrounding Argentina's Presidential Inauguration

"'The time for dialogue is now' and they file a precautionary measure to stop Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attending the ceremony."

9 December 2015

Ecuadorean Political Leader Who Criticized Government Nepotism on Twitter Gets 15 Days in Prison

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A few tweets about an alleged case of nepotism in Ecuador's Government earned Sebastian Cevallos a sentence of 15 days in jail.

16 October 2015

Protests Over Las Bambas Mine Project in Peru Claim Four Lives and Leave Many Injured

Protests against the Las Bambas mining project have come to a point of calm after the violence that left four dead and several wounded in Peru.

5 October 2015

The Self-Ruling Indigenous People of Cherán, Mexico, Celebrate Their First Government Transition

"Our people will continue on, united in our defence of nature, security, dignity, and animals, because we are an ancestral and learned people who have lived on these lands."

30 August 2015

Urban Planning Project Puts One of the World's Most Populated Cities to the Test

"Resident participation on projects like the [Cultural Corridor Chapultepec] must occur from the design stage and not once everything has already been decided. This is a sham."

18 August 2015

Meet Venezuela's Orthodox Priest Who Rocks in His Robes

Father Elias is not your typical rock star, playing in a priest's robe. He's not what many expect a priest to be like, either.

15 August 2015

Painting Nails in Bolivia: A Job but Not a Living

There's no bonus or holidays or health insurance. Nail painters in Bolivia live each day at the mercy of God. How much do they earn? Not enough.

5 August 2015

10 Months On, Families March Across Mexico in Search of Missing Ayotzinapa Students

The parents say for the last 10 months they have lived through hell, but thanks to the support of many Mexicans, they have the strength to demand justice.

16 July 2015

Mexican Newspaper Launches Mayan-Language Edition

Mayan is the second most important indigenous language in Mexico, spoken by about 800,000 people.

28 June 2015

The Internet, a Staging Post for Protests in Ecuador, Is Under Threat

Participants in recent protests in Ecuador accuse government of illegally signal jamming communication between protestors. Peer-to-peer apps may be the solution.

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