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Venezuelan schools emptying as Chavez legacy under threat

By Vivian Sequera and Francisco Aguilar

SOCOPO, Venezuela (Reuters) – It is mid-morning on a weekday yet all that can be heard in the once-bustling corridors of the Orlando Garcia state primary school is the swish of palm trees outside in the wind. 872 more words

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Belén, the Venice of the Amazon River

Belén is one of the four districts that make up Iquitos, the city known as the Capital of the Amazon River. Thousands of families live in this town in floating huts or houses on stilts and spend at least half of the year traveling to and from their homes in dug-out canoes… [click to read more]

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Chapter 2: A Looooong Bus Trip

We had originally planned to fly from Santiago to Calama, and bus or taxi from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama. When we looked, this would cost about the same as a bus trip to San Pedro, but save some 18 hours of travel time. 694 more words