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‘The Ladies of Managua,’ by Eleni Gage

Three generations of personal secrets float steadily beneath the surface in Eleni Gage’s newest novel, The Ladies of Mangua. Isabela’s husband, Ninexin’s father, and Mariana’s grandfather has passed away, and they’ve all returned to Managua to pay their respects. Still,…
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A Conservation Success: The Return of the Giant Tortoise

The Galapagos Islands sit on the Equator approximately 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador as a series of remote islands created by lava formations, similar in their nature to Hawaii. Boasting an ecosystem uniquely showcasing incredible biodiversity and exotic…
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Is Safari Tourism Encroaching on African Wildlife?

A lion at Lion Park, South Africa Recent close encounters between tourists and wildlife in the African safari have renewed some longstanding questions about the issues between tourism and its’ encroachment on native wildlife and their habitat. Less than a…
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Nepal Rocked by Devastating Quake

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale devastated Nepal. With damages cost estimates looking to exceed 20% of the country’s GDP, the recent earthquake has also left in its wake a death toll…
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Honduras Named Most Dangerous Country for Environmental Activists

Latin America has long been a hotbed for social and environmental activism. Unlike most active protesters here in the States, activists in Central and South America deal with an entirely different level of resistance, which have sometimes resulted in violent…
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U.S. Circuses Announce Retirement of Elephants from Shows

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey recently announced that they plan to phase out the use of elephants in their shows by the year 2018. The announcement comes in the wake of years of pressure from animal rights groups through…
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All in a Word

Voyaging out of the United States, or England, or Spain—or really when embarking from any country that perpetrated colonialism—it’s important to understand the legacy of nationalistic violence. From genocide to enslavement to economic and environmental exploitation, “developed” countries have never…
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South Sudan – Recruitment of Child Soldiers Still an Issue

Soldiers from Sudan People’s Liberation Army, SPLAIn spite of rising international pressure to halt the controversial practice, rebel forces, as well as the Sudanese government, continue to actively recruit child soldiers. Sudan has been marred in conflict for years, but…
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Dolphinarium in the Works at Turks and Caicos

Atlantic Spotted Dolphins off of Long Cay, near South Caicos in the Turks and Caicos islandsConcerned residents and anti-dolphinarium activists of the Turks and Caicos islands (TCI) are desperate to find a way out of a legal maelstrom which permits…
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Nyungwe Rwanda – Where International Tourism and Rain Forest Activism Intersect

As a nation still haunted by the memories of genocide, Rwanda continues to show its ability to be redeemed. Their efforts to preserve the natural beauty of mountain rain forests like with Nyungwe National Park continues to be a goal…
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