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In Haiti, Pregnant Women Forgo Prenatal Check-Ups at Public Hospitals

Region: Haiti

Topics: Health

When faced with a choice of going to a public hospital where poor care is common, many women are opting to self-medicate and see traditional midwives instead. Health professionals are working to increase awareness and improve care.

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Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

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As Middle-Class Credit Grows, Consumers Turn to Malls for Modern Entertainment

Region: Mexico

Topics: Business

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect in 1994, Mexico has seen an explosion in the number of shopping malls. Filling underdeveloped and developed areas alike, these malls promise shoppers a one-stop location for shopping, entertainment and relaxation.

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More Haitians Self-Medicating as Street Vendors Provide Alternative to Pharmacies

Region: Haiti

Topics: Health

In Haiti’s struggling economy and tough job market, selling prescription drugs illegally has become an attractive option – especially since street vendors operate with impunity. But the lower prices and more flexible purchasing options that street vendors provide come at a cost as consumers increasingly forgo pharmacies and formal medical treatment.

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Featured Photo of a Guatemalan Weaver

Region: Guatemala

Topics: Business

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Featured Photo of a Guatemalan School Workshop

Region: Guatemala

Topics: Education

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Featured Photo of a Guatemalan Computer Class

Region: Guatemala

Topics: Education

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Featured Photo of a Mexico City Sanctuary

Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

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Featured Photo of a Guatemalan Mother and Daughter

Region: Guatemala

Topics: Culture

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Featured Photo of a Guatemalan Cheese-Maker

Region: Guatemala

Topics: Business

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