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    How an Ecuadorian Prison Radio Show Is Changing Women’s Lives

    {image-1} Inmates at the Center for Social Rehabilitation record Palabra Libre. Photo: Ministry of Justice The anchor’s raspy voice is distinctly Colombian. She pauses for a brief second and continues in Spanish. “In a world where bureaucracy keeps growing and there is an excess of information, we also run the risk that our voices drown. The
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    Voices From a Desert’s Drought

    Forty-five-year-old Luis Socarras leads me in the oppressive heat, along a sandy path towards La Completa’s village well. We weave through barren shrubs and cacti, and step into a clearing. Scrawny goats slurp thick, green water from a shallow pond. Luis tells me, “People think there isn’t life in Guajira’s desert, but they
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    Rohingya Left Behind in Myanmar’s Power Transition

    Abdul Rashid, 47, watched helplessly as his wife Rukia's body stiffened and began to shake uncontrollably - her face contorted in pain as the convulsions raked her emaciated frame. His eldest daughter applied a wet compress to her mother's head, trying to hold her steady, while the younger siblings huddled together in a corner, whimpering silently. Minutes later, the
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    Resilience in East Timor

    {image-1} Photographs by Jerry Redfern I remember this beach thirteen years ago, just after independence. East Timor had become the first new country of the twenty-first century, and Dili was its capital. Broken tiles littered the sand. A rusty sewing machine, car parts, bits of broken dishes—the detritus of war. Heading inland, I saw that almost none of
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    Can Cuban Medicine Help Solve American Inequality?

    The Salvador Allende hospital is an oasis of green in Cerro, a run-down neighborhood of Havana, far from the oceanfront hotels and tourist restaurants of Cuba’s capital. Originally built in 1899 to provide care to Spanish colonists, the hospital campus is smattered with colonnaded buildings set amidst well-tended parks. That it resembles a small liberal arts college is
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    Reporting on Climate Change from Marrakech: COP22 in Review

    Did you miss the event? You can find the full video here.   {image-1} Glendora Meikle, Susan Phillips, and Zack Colman {image-2} John Schidlovsky {image-3} Zack Colman {image-4} Susan Phillips
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    Spraying for Malarial Mosquitoes in Mozambique

    Health workers use a controversial insecticide to combat malaria in a door-to-door campaign in Mozambique.
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    The Contradiction of Brazil’s ‘Favelas’

    In Brazil, slum tours are common in shanty towns known in the country as favelas. Brazil’s government has encouraged the tours as a way of earning money for a people said to live in some of the world’s most violent areas. Theresa Williamson stands at the foot of several stairs leading into Rio de Janeiro&rsquo