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North America

Reports, articles and notes which are taken from our newsletter covering this part of the world.

29 October 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Even Bill Gates uses Duolingo to learn languages

Duolingo has got a lot of heat lately overseas. The online platform has been offering free language learning around the world for seven years. It has become possible because all courses are created in cooperation with volunteers. , the co-initiator of the project, says – During the first three years of operation we have provided […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
29 October 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

The caravan of refugees crosses Mexico

– The members of the immigrants’ caravan are not gang members or terrorists, like Donald Trump, the President of the United States claims. They are citizens who are looking for a chance for a better life – says Alden Rivera Montes, ambassador in .
Honorata Zapaśnik
18 October 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

A synthetic chocolate

The Maya peoples were the first to process cacao beans. They were making a bitter drink for the rich ones and for the purpose of ritual. A few centuries later sweet chocolate was made. – What we consider chocolate today is a synthetic product with a chocolate taste – says David Sánchez of the Museo […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
8 October 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

A chance to save coral reefs

During 2017’s World Ocean Conference in New York, the scientists agreed that up to 90% of coral reefs may be dead until 2050. However, by now, the greatest Australian reef is 50% destroyed and the Mexican – 65%. The extinction process is much faster than expected.
Honorata Zapaśnik
8 October 2018
Honduras, North America, South America

New route for immigrants from Africa

26 Africans (including 10 children) who illegally crossed the border with were apprehended in . The NGOs in this country alarm that Honduras has become a transit point for emigrants on their way to the United States. This year only 1,500 people without the right of residence have been detained. As much as 64% of […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
8 October 2018
Honduras, North America, South America

Murder trial of Berta Cáceres postponed in Honduras

Upon the family request, the Supreme Court of adjourned the trial for the murder of Berta Cáceres, an advocate of Indian rights, for an indefinite period. The close relatives of the woman murdered in 2016 believe that the judges are biased and the state authorities have tried to cover up the truth.
Honorata Zapaśnik
19 September 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Cactus gas – an alternative to petrol?

I meet Miguel Avé and Rogelio Sosa López in the headquarters of a La Nopalimex company. It is located on the outskirts of Zitacuaro in the Mexican state of Michoacan. The enterprise became famous for an invention using an inconspicuous plant – cactus. Biogas extracted from one of its kinds, nopal, has a potential to […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
17 September 2018
Honduras, North America, South America

26 children a day leave Honduras and head to the USA

Over 20,000 children in have left school since 2014 to emigrate with their parents to the United States of America. This year alone 4734 students have left seeking the American dream.
Honorata Zapaśnik
10 September 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Poles and the Mexican ad industry

Mexico is the largest advertising market in Latin America. Models from all over the world come there in search of work. “Mexico City is called the New York of Latin America”, claims Dorota Żmijewska, a Polish model who has been working in the country for 10 years. She believes that she wouldn’t have made a […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
3 September 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Photography is about light and timing

, nephew, is a well-known Mexican portraitist. “When I take a picture, I try to reflect someone’s personality, find the essence of things and capture what is most important”, he says in an interview with Outriders.
Honorata Zapaśnik