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In Mexican Town, Three Sinkholes Prompt Debate of Water Use

Region: Mexico

Topics: Water

Three sinkholes in a small community in Mexico City have led geologists and locals to debate and investigate the town’s water use. Geologists warn of dire consequences if the problem isn’t addressed, but others are reluctant to link the sinkholes with water use at all.

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In Buenos Aires, School Construction Stalls Despite Overflowing Classrooms

Region: Argentina

Topics: ClassroomEducation

Public school classrooms in Buenos Aires are bursting at the seams, but new construction projects are at a standstill. Meanwhile, teachers worry that the poor learning environment will come at a cost for students.

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Soaring Rents, High Demand Pushing out Many Buenos Aires Tenants

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsMoney

Affordable housing is out of reach for many Buenos Aires renters, and experts and tenants’ groups are looking at ways to rectify the situation.

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Devastated by Earthquake, Haiti’s Theater Scene Rebuilds With New Purpose

Region: Haiti

Topics: Arts

Haiti’s 2010 earthquake forever altered the country, including the devastation of Haiti’s nascent theater scene. Eight years later, advocates are reviving the art and discovering the role of theater in rebuilding the nation.

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Freed Baby Turtle Gets Its Feet Wet

Region: Mexico

Topics: Environment

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Children Learn While Having Fun in Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: Water

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Ancient Waterways Threatened by Mexico City’s Booming Population Growth

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

For hundreds of years, Xochimilco, south of central Mexico City, has been home to an elaborate network of canals and traditional floating crops. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is protected, and building atop the crops is illegal – but laws and designations have been no match for Mexico City’s unstoppable sprawl.

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Advocates Urge Mexico City to Further Ease Way for Minors to Make Legal Gender Change

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHuman RightsPolitics

Officials in the capital city agreed in 2015 to make it cheaper and simpler for people to request a formal gender change on legal identity documents, but the change excluded those under 18, who must still submit to a court trial. Supporters are lobbying for alterations in Mexico City’s planned new constitution that would give minors the right to request gender and name changes through the administrative proceeding rather than a court proceeding.

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Seeking Justice, Argentina’s Cross-Dressers Press Government for Reparations

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

People who are transgender in Argentina were often arrested without cause in past decades, but now the government might have to atone for those actions. A new bill proposes that sexual minorities who were mistreated by police be granted a financial settlement.

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Teen Repairs Mattresses in Mexico City

Region: Mexico

Topics: Jobs

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