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As Armed Conflict Threatens Farmers’ Livelihoods in Chiapas, Men Join Women at the Loom

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureConflictCultureHuman RightsJobs

Armed conflict in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has threatened the livelihood of farmers for decades. To support their families, some men in the region are now participating in an ancient tradition long held by women: weaving.

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Sugar Skulls: How Mexicans Are Preserving a Beloved Day of the Dead Tradition

Region: Mexico

Topics: BusinessCultureJobs

The town of Toluca, about an hour outside Mexico City, is well-known for its elaborate, sugar-spun skull confections, called alfeñique. Artisans make the sweets every year for the Day of the Dead festival. But the tradition may be in danger of dying out – so artisans are working to pass the technique on to the next generation.

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In Mexico’s Poorest State, Training Program Helps Youth Make the Most of Few Options

Region: Mexico

Topics: BusinessChild RightsJobs

In Chiapas, the state with Mexico’s highest childhood poverty rate, many children quit school early to work instead. These youth have few options, but a training program strives to put opportunity within reach.

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More Women Join Mexico City’s Police Force

Region: Mexico

Topics: Jobs

Fewer than half of women in Mexico work outside the home, but more and more of them are finding employment in a possibly surprising place: the Mexico City police force.

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Venezuelan Engineers Flee to Argentina but Find Few Jobs Await

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationJobs

As Venezuela’s economic crisis worsens, almost 7,000 Venezuelan engineers have moved to Argentina during the past two years. But Argentina’s economy is staggering, too, and the job market is fiercely competitive, so where does that leave a trained engineer?

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How One Woman Is Crushing Gender Stereotypes, One Taxi Ride at a Time

Region: Guatemala

Topics: Jobs

Adriana González is the only female taxi driver working in her village of Chaquijyá, Guatemala. She’s not only making money in a male-dominated industry, but she’s serving as a shining example to other young people and women.

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Haitian Man Started Picking Coconuts at Age 12

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Mexico Fish Vendor Piles on Ice

Region: Mexico

Topics: Jobs

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She Sells Rare Plants at Argentine Market

Region: Argentina

Topics: Jobs

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Juggler Performs at Mexico City Traffic Stop

Region: Mexico

Topics: Jobs

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