Bolivians celebrate growing economy as they build wishings at Alacitas festival

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Yearly event watches throngs of attendees spend money on miniatures and counterfeit money in hopes that their purchases will bring good fortune The streets of La Paz were strewn with fund on Sunday, as Bolivia celebrated its rising affluence and indigenous pride with an debauchery of wishful consumption at the annual Alacitas festival. The ritualistic […]


‘ Like doctors in a war ‘: inside Venezuela’s healthcare crisis

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The countrys devastating economic downturn is ravaging its hospitals, where acute shortages threaten to reverse decades of progress Dr Mara Gonzales cannot recall the exact moment when she realised Venezuelas health crisis had enveloped her hospital, the Luis Razetti in the Caribbean coastal city of Barcelona. It may have been during a surge in cases […]


Fort McMurray wildfire ‘may be turning a corner, ‘ official says

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( CNN) The massive wildfire that forced the evacuation of almost 90,000 people in Alberta proves signs of slowing down, thanks to the hard work of firefighters and a turn in the weather. A cold front did not bring expected showers Sunday night, but the region did watch lower temperatures and more humidity. JUST WATCHED […]


The night Barbuda died: how Hurricane Irma created a Caribbean ghost township

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Two and a half months after Barbuda was battered by 185 mph breezes, the island remains ruined and largely uninhabitated. Now locals are questioning if people will ever return Walking the street of the small Caribbean island of Barbuda on a Friday afternoon, you are likely to see more goats than humans. Dogs, cats and […]