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Sicario kid kills two men in Colombia

By Roberta Pardo A 14-year-old boy killed two men on the streets of Medellin, Colombia. The homicide occurred on March 27 and it was caught on camera by a surveillance video. In the video, the boy is seen wearing shorts, a T-shirt and a cap as he stands next to the two men. The boy then pulls out a gun …

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Wonderful World: Discover Mazatlan

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Mazatlan, Mexico, a beautiful coastal city of our neighboring country Mexico. The place where the largest mural in the world made by a single person is located. City founded in 1531 and that currently has around 700 thousand residents. Due to the great natural beauty, its facilities to …

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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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