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As middle class falls, crime rises in Latin America

Peter Zheng, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

According to the Pew Research Center, the crime rate has fallen in the United States over the past 25 years. However, while rates of violent crime have dropped in the United States, they have stayed high in Latin America. With just eight percent of the world’s population, Latin America accounts for...

Treaty to help land activists

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

On March 4, 2018, 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations signed a treaty ensuring that environmental and land activists in the region will have protection from industries attempting to develop their land. The treaty is called the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and...

Cesar Chavez banquet celebrates Farmworkers Awareness Week, labor

Yunah Kim, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018

“It’s ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables and other foods that fill your tables with abundance, have nothing left for themselves,” read the quote from Cesar Chavez, a civil rights activist and labor leader who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association...

Festival showcases diversity

Festival showcases diversity

Abigail AbantoHollans and Anna Gamez

April 6, 2018

From the Middle East to Europe, Latin America and Africa, Guilford College’s International Festival provided students and faculty the opportunity to celebrate Guilford’s diversity and learn about a variety of cultures. The International Festival was hosted by the International Club on Wednesday,...

Carrie Kahn gives talk on Latin America

Carrie Kahn gives talk on Latin America

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

“Pay attention to what’s going on in Mexico,” said NPR International Correspondent Carrie Kahn, who is based in Mexico City, Mexico. “I think it’s important, the desertion of the U.S. from Latin America. I think is going to be detrimental to Mexico.” As part of “The Journalist as Witness:...

International correspondent opens up on time with NPR

International correspondent opens up on time with NPR

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

March 16, 2018

“I’ll go.” It was this two-word message that NPR international correspondent Carrie Kahn sent to her editors in Miami before boarding a red-eye flight to Haiti. Kahn was the first NPR reporter to arrive in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake struck. “It was tough,” said Kahn. “I had...