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Jazz Dottin

Jazz is a person who is very interested in sharing the local culture of cities; its people, unique places, history, and current news that matters most to residents. She’s a proud Alumni of Temple University’s Spanish and Tourism & Hospitality programs.

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Latest posts by Jazz Dottin

22 October 2017

Come Together: Mexico's Recovery from Double Earthquake Devastation in Photographs

Volunteers streamed into the worst-affected areas of Mexico City to remove debris and boost public morale.

31 May 2016

Mexico and the World Meet at the Festival of Friendly Cultures

More than 90 nations are converging at Mexico City's Zócalo. France is the special guest country.

15 March 2016

Ten Years on, Families Keep the Memories of 65 Miners Killed in Mexico Alive

The families of the miners killed at Pasta de Conchos want to prevent a tragedy from happening again: "We're united by the certainty that life is worth more than coal".

14 December 2015

Viral Outrage Over the Appropriation of Traditional Mexican Embroidery Is Full of Inaccuracies

Media reported that Santa María Tlahuitoltepec residents would be forced to pay royalties on their traditional embroidery because of a French company's copyright claim. Disturbing—if it were true. It's not.

27 October 2015

The Violent Life and Afterlife of Venezuela’s Slums

Funerals held for marginalized figures and criminals in Venezuela are full of guns, booze, and violence. What is this rite of passage, and what's it mean to society?

27 September 2015

Ayotzinapa: Nine Possible Answers to Questions Remaining One Year After the Disappearance of 43 Students

One year after the disappearance of 43 students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College in Iguala, there are still many unanswered questions about what actually happened.

9 September 2015

Celebrating the Musical and Comedic Work of Late ‘Les Luthiers’ Member Daniel Rabinovich

Following the death of David Rabinovich, founding member of "Les Luthiers", social media users shared fond memories of the comedian and thanked him for years of music and laughter.

11 July 2015

Hospitals in Buenos Aires Are Getting Their Own ‘Patch Adams’ Clowns

Inspired by the work of the American physician Hunter "Patch" Adams, Argentina's capital recently approved legislation mandating the use of clowns in hospitals to help children recovering from trauma.

27 June 2015

What Social Media Can Tell You About Venezuelan Politics

Supporters of Venezuela's beleaguered opposition and the pro-government camp are clashing on social media and dragging millions of Venezuelans into the conflict.

11 May 2015

Words from the World of Uruguay's Ex-President, José ‘Pepe’ Mujica

"It's that simple. Because the most glorious thing one has is life. And although life is so elemental its the thing we most forget."

7 May 2015

The Cherán Indigenous Community in Mexico Finds Its Voice in Homegrown Media

Rising Voices

A closer look at the community media outlets in Cherán, which declared political self-governance and self-defense in 2011.

3 May 2015

The Wayúu Indigenous Community in Colombia and Venezuela Is Dying of Thirst

The main river running through the community's region was dammed with its water privatized for the world's largest coal mine and commercial agriculture.

2 May 2015

Teachers Strike in Colombia Leaves More Than 8 Million Students Without Class

The Federation of Colombian Education Workers has led Colombian teachers to go on strike to improve teachers' rights throughout the country

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