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Reviving Ancient Food Staples

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Ancient crops native to Mayan and Aztec regions are undergoing recovery in 19 Latin American genebanks in order to protect crop diversity and ensure food security.

Writings on the Wall: Piecing together graffiti art and culture

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From park benches to art galleries, graffiti has moved into the mainstream, but along the way has cultivated risk, fame and controversy.

Restaurant Review: Juquila

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La Boquisabrosa reviews a located Mexican Oaxaqueña restaurant Juquila on Santa Monica Blvd.

Destabilizing Democracy in Latin America

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Uncertainty was high as the police closed in, but instead of…

Destabilizing Democracy in Latin America

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Uncertainty was high as the police closed in, but instead of…

Traveling Tastebuds

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Want to celebrate summer Latin American-style, but don’t have the money to go to Argentina, Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico or any country south of the US border? La Gente has your guide to local restaurants that embody Latin American flavors.

Festival Latino 2010

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On April 3 the Latin American Student Association (LASA) held its twelfth annual Festival Latino, which took place on campus at UCLA’s Wilson Plaza. The strong winds did not stop LASA nor student volunteers from putting the festival together early that morning, and it certainly did not stop spectators from attending.

Mexico’s Gays Make Way

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Five same-sex couples were recently married in Mexico City, reports Mexico’s La Opinión. The local state assembly had approved the marriages in December. The government also gave same-sex couples the right to adopt children legally. While many activists consider this a major win for gay rights in Latin America, some standing in protest deemed the ceremonies as “horrible” and even “unconstitutional.”