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‘Imagining Colorful Lines’ – Mexican Football Player with Visual Impairment Finds New Future in His Sport

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHealth

After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.

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Fighting Liver Disease in Nepal Means Changing Traditions

Region: Nepal

Topics: CultureHealth

In Kathmandu, incidence of liver disease has ballooned. Alcohol plays an important role in local culture, so rooting out the problem means digging deep into tradition.

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Big Love, Small Houses: Polygamy on the Rise in Zimbabwe’s Cities

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CultureFamily

Polygamy has long been practiced in Zimbabwe’s rural areas, but it’s becoming more common in urban areas, too. In this story, women and men in polygamous marriages speak about the dynamics of this evolving practice.

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Featured photo: Public wedding ceremony in Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

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With Glitz and Glamour, Televised Singing Contest Spotlights Haiti’s Young Talent

Region: Haiti

Topics: ArtsCulture

Many Haitian children miss out on school and face serious health risks due to their country’s high poverty rate. A popular singing competition gives them a way to dream about success.

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Kiowa Tribe Builds Its First Tribal Park, Creating a Permanent Home for Sacred Rituals

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Culture

For more than 50 years, members of the Kiowa Gourd Clan have performed their annual Gourd Dance in a public park in southwestern Oklahoma, but a new bridge over the park forced them to come up with a new site. With help from a local contractor, Kiowa tribe members built a new location for the sacred practice: a park with a dance arena – on tribal land.

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Boxing Champion Gives Back by Training Village Youth for Free in Northern Sri Lanka

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Culture

Rangithanathan Ramesh has won four medals in national boxing competitions in Sri Lanka. Now, he trains young men for free four days per week in a village near Jaffna.

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Kiowa Tribe Princess Balances the Demands of Her Position – and Still Does Homework

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Culture

Alyssa Granado is like many 18-year-olds in the Kiowa Tribe, balancing the demands of school with time for family and friends. Except that she’s the tribe’s princess.

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Gone Are the Goats: Wedding Dowries Get a Tech Upgrade in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Culture

In previous generations in Democratic Republic of Congo, dowries were often livestock or home furnishings. But today, prospective fathers-in-law are asking for smartphones, televisions and motorcycles, and would-be grooms are wondering how to pay for it all.

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As Reading Culture Declines, Zimbabwe’s Authors Find an Audience Online

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Culture

Local authors as well as researchers on literacy trends say that Zimbabwe’s reading culture is in decline, citing accessibility and the rising prices of physical books. A new group of authors is eschewing traditional publishing and finding readers where they are – on social media.

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