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Plane crash deaths rise in 2018, but accidents remain rare

By Roberta Pardo In 2018, the number of people killed in plane crashes jumped compared to 2017, with more than 500 deaths recorded. The Netherlands-based Aviation Safety Network (ASN) recorded 15 fatal airliner accidents in 2018, leading to 556 deaths. In 2017, for comparison, 44 lives were lost in 10 accidents. It was the safest year in aviation history. Regardless …

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Spring: Break Away for a Spring Travel Adventure

Spring is the perfect time of year to break away from everyday life for a journey to a new destination. Across the country, the climate tends to be moderate, so you can take in a wide range of activities for a fun-filled getaway. One challenge of planning a trip is finding things to do that appeal to everyone’s interests and …

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Wonderful World: Discover Asuncion

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Asuncion, Paraguay the capital of the country where the Guarani language is one of its official languages. It is also one of the oldest cities in South America. The city was founded in 1537, initially as a military fort. It has about half a million citizens, while its …

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Boeing 737 Max jets grounded after fatal Ethiopian crash

By Roberta Pardo After a March 10 airplane crash killed 346 people in Ethiopia, countries and airlines worldwide announced they were banning Boeing 737 Max jets from flying. A fatal Lion Air crash in October 2018 in Indonesia, along with the crash in Ethiopia, raised concerns worldwide that the crashes might have been caused by software Boeing had added to …

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Pedestrian deaths reach highest level in decades

By Angie Baldelomar A new study reveals that the number of pedestrians killed in traffic in the United States is approaching a three-decade high. In what has been labeled as an “alarming rise” in such deaths in recent years, an estimated 6,227 pedestrians were killed in traffic in 2018, according to a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). …

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Wonderful World: Discover Puerto Rico

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Puerto Rico, one of the Free Associated States of the U.S. It is an archipelago that has the main island and other islands, islets, and smaller cays. Since 1917 all 4 million Puerto Ricans became American citizens. Since the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1493 to 1898, they …

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Plan to tackle gender violence

By Angie Baldelomar The government of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador presented a plan to combat gender violence on March 6, after authorities acknowledged Mexico has failed to do enough to protect women. According to The Associated Press (AP), the plan includes efforts to identify and fix holes in active murder investigations; to standardize femicide — the killings of …

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Wonderful World: Discover La Paz

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition we will talk about La Paz, Bolivia. The city was founded in 1548 by the Spanish conqueror Alonso de Mendoza. Officially named Nuestra Señora de La Paz, it has about 800 thousand citizens, while its metropolitan area has a population density of almost 2 million.  Considered a global city of “Gamma” class, …

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Mexímetro 02.28.19

02/21/19 Un delincuente que había sido arrestado por haber robado dinero a un cliente de un banco, escapó del hospital donde era atendido. Según versiones de las autoridades, el hombre se encontraba custodiado en un hospital de la Ciudad de México pero el policía que lo vigilaba no se percató de la fuga. Autoridades investigan los hechos y al oficial …

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Mexican girl wins prestigious science award

By Angie Baldelomar An 8-year-old Mexican girl has become the first child to win a prestigious science prize from Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) for demonstrating outstanding skills on science diffusion. Xochitl Guadalupe Cruz Lopez, who lives in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, created a solar water heater made from discarded objects, including hoses, and glass panels from a …

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