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How a bot-fighting test turned into edtech’s most iconic brand, Duolingo

Luis von Ahn, an entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to scaling free education, has probably annoyed you more than once. In fact, you’ve likely been annoyed by his work dozens and maybe hundreds of times over the years. A decade before he co-founded the whimsical and language-learning app Duolingo, one of the most popular education apps in the world with over 500 million downloads and 40 million active users, he was building the technology that would become CAPTCHA, those human-annoying bu...
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Abandoned: gangs in Guatemala replace families – photo essay

Decades of migration to the US left generations of children behind for whom gangs are substitute familiesPhotographs and text by Ignacio MarinSince she arrived in Guatemala City a few decades ago, she has lived in the same humble home. Between bare concrete walls and under a tin roof, she raised three children. Now Berenice is raising her 15-year-old grandson since his mother left for the US and his father was murdered. Continue reading...
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The 'border-industrial complex' is bigger than Trump or Biden, and it thrives on crisis

US Border Patrol agents follow the tire tracks of drug smugglers through the Sonoran Desert in the Tohono O'odham Reservation in Arizona, near the US-Mexico border, December 9, 2010. Getty Images/John Moore President Donald Trump made the US-Mexico border, and migration there, a centerpiece of his presidency. An influx of migrants at the border has become a dominant issue of President Joe Biden's first weeks in office. How Biden addresses the border remains to be seen, but his admi...
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Guatemala tries blocking caravan of 9,000 Honduran migrants

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan soldiers blocked part of a caravan of as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants Saturday at a point not far...
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JetBlue just announced a huge nationwide expansion that sees 24 new routes and 4 new cities in 2021 with more flying to Latin America - here's the full list

A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321. Seth Wenig/AP JetBlue Airways is expanding in 2021 with 24 new routes across the US and Central America.  Four new cities will be added to JetBlue's route network including Miami; Key West, Florida; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Los Cabos, Mexico.  Mint business class will also be expanding to its 19th destination, Miami, with two daily flights to Los Angeles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways on Thursday announced a 24-rou...
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Frontier Airlines is launching 11 new routes to cities across the US, Caribbean, and Latin America- here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320neo. Carlos Yudica/ Frontier Airlines is growing with 11 new routes to cities across the US, Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America in 2020 and 2021  Las Vegas, Chicago, and Miami are the focus of the expansion with cheap weekend getaways the key theme.  The expansion will also see Frontier go directly up against Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, and United Airlines. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Front...
Tags: Mexico, US, Trends, Chicago, Deutsche Bank, Miami, Las Vegas, Airlines, El Salvador, Guatemala, Central America, Southwest Airlines, Latin America, Caribbean, United Airlines, American Airlines

5 best places serving mole in the San Fernando Valley for takeout and delivery

Back when I was a mere pup, I decided to take a bit of early retirement, and head for Mexico and Central America for a few months. Inspired by a deeply alternative volume called “The People’s Guide to Mexico,” I packed a battered canvas satchel with a change of jeans, some t-shirts and lots of Imodium, and traveled by train, bus and thumb from Tijuana to Guatemala City to Belize and back. Even today, many years later, I remember getting a ride with a fellow transporting some, ahem, herbal produc...
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Guatemala protesters set congress on fire during budget protests

Public anger targets President Alejandro Giammattei over cuts to education and healthHundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala’s congress and burned part of the building amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a budget that cut educational and health spending.The incident on Saturday came as about 10,000 people were protesting in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City against corruption and the budget, which protesters say w...
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Protesters burn part of Guatemala's Congress building

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing...
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Protesters set fire to Guatemala's Congress building

7,000 demonstrate against health and education cuts amid Covid and hurricane crisesHundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala’s Congress and burned part of the building on Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a budget that cut educational and health spending.The protest came as about 7,000 people were demonstrating in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City against the budget, which protesters say was negotiated and...
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Inside the Refugee Camp on America's Doorstep

MATAMOROS, Mexico -- A butter yellow sun rose over the crowded tent camp across the river from Texas, and a thick heat baked the rotten debris below, a mixture of broken toys, human waste and uneaten food swarming with flies.Clothing and sheets hung from trees and dried stiff after being drenched and muddied in a hurricane the week before.As residents emerged from the zipper-holes of their canvas homes that morning in August, some trudged with buckets in hand toward tanks of water for bathing an...
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The Latest: European Union science official resigns

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— New York City records more deaths from virus than 9-11.—Trump criticizes World Health Organization for virus response.—France reaches 10,000 coronavirus deaths.—U.N. estimates loss of 195 millon full-time jobs in 2nd quarter.___BRUSSELS — The chief of th...
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Deported amid coronavirus: US sends Guatemalan family home to face new threat

María and the niece she’s raised as a daughter were separated for a year. Now they are back in Guatemala, fighting to build a new lifeAs the plane descended into Guatemala City, María tried to calm her six-year-old niece. “Mami, I feel like I’m falling,” the girl told her from the window seat next to her. María, 26, was scared too, and not just because this deportation flight was her first time in the air. They were returning to Guatemala – the country they had fled after a gang murdered all the...
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Migrant parents separated from kids since 2018 return to US

Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families landed back into the U.S. late Wednesday to reunite with children they had not seen in a year and a half. The group arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from Guatemala City in a trip arranged under the order of a federal judge who found the U.S. government had unlawfully prevented them from seeking asylum. Some of the children were at the airport to greet them, including David Xol's 9-ye...
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Hundreds of Migrants Bound North Approach Guatemala-Mexico Border

(TECUN UMAN, Guatemala) — More than 200 mostly Honduran migrants rested on a bridge at the Guatemala-Mexico border waiting for the arrival of others and hoping sheer numbers will improve their chances of entering Mexico and continuing their journey north. Across the river from Tecun Uman, in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo, National Guard troops with riot shields trucked in throughout Friday afternoon in anticipation of the migrants’ next move. Mexico’s government has said migrant...
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Migrant surge into Guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for Mexico

GUATEMALA CITY/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration. President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged the region to prevent such groups of migrants reaching Mexico's border with the United States, and the latest exodus from Honduras that began on Wednesday has been accompanied by U.S....
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SXSW 2020 Lineup Includes Haddish’s Bad Trip, King of Staten Island & More

BEGIN SLIDESHOW SXSW 2020 lineup includes Haddish’s Bad Trip, King of Staten Island & more The SXSW 2020 Film Festival lineup has been revealed, including Tiffany Haddish’s Bad Trip and The King of Staten Island, written by Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson, TheWrap has shared. The King of Staten Island will serve as the Opening Night Film at the festival, and a first look at the comedy Bad Trip, also starring Eric André (who co-wrote the film) and Lil Rel Howery has been released ahead of th...
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Bogota calling

From Guatemala City we flew to Bogota Colombia directly no more Central America we thought we were already ready for the South. We didnt know what to expect my first time in South America. At the airport we realised we could take an Ube
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Chargers TE Hunter Henry recalls life-changing trip to Guatemala

COSTA MESA — Hunter Henry was a highly recruited football player in high school, but he gave soccer a try before committing to the University of Arkansas. If Henry had any desire to be a two-sport athlete for the Razorbacks, those hopes quickly vanished during a trip to Guatemala when Henry was 16. Henry’s church hosted a soccer camp for children in Guatemala City. Henry played goalkeeper, and had the length advantage at 6-foot-5, but that did him no favors. “He got scored on a lot,” Henry’s fat...
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Trump's 'shameful' migrant stance condemns thousands to violent limbo in Mexico

More than 57,000 asylum seekers have been forced to wait for their court hearings in Mexican border towns – some of the most violent places on EarthAlex Guevara weeps as he describes the five-month odyssey that brought his family from Venezuela to a diner just metres from the United States border – and the uncertainty and danger that lie ahead.It was June when Guevara and his family fled on foot into Colombia, carrying nothing but a Bible and a worthless Venezuelan coin to remind them of their h...
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One of the year’s most homoerotic films came from country where LGBTQ people have no legal rights

“Temblores” (Tremors) is a Spanish-language film by Jayro Bustamante. Produced and set in Guatemala City, the film is being praised by critics and fans alike for being one of the first to show queer representation in the socially conservative country. It centers around Pablo, a married man from an ultra-religious family, coming to terms with his sexuality after meeting a free-spirited masseur named Francisco. He is later urged by his wife and parents to undergo conversion therapy or risk losing...
Tags: Entertainment, Film, Lifestyle, Guatemala, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Guatemala City, Pablo, Jayro Bustamante, Metro Weekly, Juan Pablo Olyslager, Temblores, Olyslager

Warm-Scented Spice Trivet

Nothing says warm and cozy quite like the aroma of cinnamon and clove. Heat this handmade trivet in the microwave, and then place your warm food on top of it and let the room fill with these sweet and spicy scents. It's like getting one big hug right there in your kitchen. Another reason to feel warm and fuzzy? These handy trivets are handcrafted by women artisans from an 80-member collective near Guatemala City, formed to empower them by providing economic and educational opportunities and a be...
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How hip hop and diplomacy made an unlikely partnership

Google “hip hop” and “diplomacy” and what images come up? Black men wearing gold chains and baggy clothes, holding microphones. White men in suits shaking hands, flanked by flags. The contrast is stark: informal/formal, loud/quiet, the resistance/the establishment, black/white. These images reflect common perceptions but also misconceptions about diplomacy and hip hop. Both are, in fact, more complex and diverse than most people realize.But that’s not why I juxtapose these seemingly opposed term...
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Face of Guatemala’s anti-corruption fight faces threats

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Ericka Lorena Aifán is used to threats after more than a decade as a judge in Guatemala, but she says the tone has intensified in recent months, such as the text message to her cellphone saying that she and her family “should be dead.” The woman who has become one of […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Guatemala, Guatemala City, Ericka Lorena Aifán

1st Honduran returned to Guatemala under US asylum accord

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry says a Honduran asylum seeker has been returned by the United States to pursue asylum in Guatemala for the first time under an agreement signed in July. The Honduran man, who was not identified, had reached the U.S. border but was sent to Guatemala Thursday. Under the U.S.-Guatemala […]
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The best surfing in Guatemala

When surfers think of Central America, Guatemala is often not even on the list. The focus of most travelers to Guatemala is on the colorful villages and stunning landscapes of the country’s mountainous interior. That is about to change as surfers recognize the incredible, consistent swell that graces Guatemala’s Pacific coastline, and as travelers of all stripes discover the simple charms of the tiny fishing village of El Paredon. It’s off the beaten path of surf travel. Photo: Robin ...
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Guatemala busts alleged $10 million people-smuggling ring

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan officials say they have broken up a people-smuggling ring that purportedly moved 800 migrants a year through the country and took in some $10 million doing so. Wednesday’s announcement comes amid a visit by the acting U.S. Homeland Security secretary during which the two countries signed an agreement on jointly […]
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Guatemalan court rejects candidacy of ex-prosecutor Aldana

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An official with Guatemala’s Constitutional Court says justices have rejected the presidential candidacy of former top prosecutor Thelma Aldana. The official agreed to reveal the ruling Wednesday only on condition of anonymity. Aldana is known as an anti-corruption crusader whose prosecutions sent former President Otto Perez Molina and others to prison. […]
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At least 3 dead, 10 wounded in Guatemala prison shooting

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) — At least three people were killed and 10 people were wounded in a shooting inside a Guatemala prison Tuesday, authorities said. The National Civil Police said the three dead were prisoners at the Pavon Rehabilitation Model Farm in the municipality of Fraijanes, about 10 miles (17 kilometers) east of Guatemala City. […]
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Family says Guatemala candidate arrested in US is innocent

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The son of a Guatemalan presidential candidate facing drugs and weapons charges in the U.S. says his father is innocent and is asking lawmakers in the Central American country for an investigation. Mario Alejandro Estrada Ruano is head of government for the Jalapa department of Guatemala and the son of Mario […]
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