April 2012

Taking Coffee, Talking HIV in Ethiopia

Sheikh Hammad Hadji Muhammad is treating the spread of HIV and AIDS in his Ethiopian village with coffee. And the treatment is working.

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February 2012

Assistance reaches drought-stricken Somalia

Xaliimo Cabdilahi Mohamed considers herself to be a lucky person, even though she is a refugee living in the Hiiraan camp in Garowe, Somalia.

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February 2012

Finding an upside to the “end-of-the-world” hype in Guatemala

While some predict that the world will catastrophically end on December 21, 2012, Guatemala’s tourism industry is hoping the date provides a different type of explosion – a boom of visitors enjoying the Mayan ruins and soaking up the country’s rich culture.

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January 2012

Festive concerts raise awareness about endangered Guatemalan Pinabete tree

More than 10,000 people turned out for a series of holiday concerts in Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango to raise awareness about the Pinabete (Abies guatemalensis), an endangered Guatemalan fir tree species.

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September 2011

This Week in Guatemala: New World Crafts Trade Fair

An eclectic mix of textures, materials and surfaces will be on display this week at the 4th Annual New World Crafts Trade Fair! The Trade Fair be held at Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua Guatemala on September 21st and 22nd, 2011.

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May 2011

Yaajeende Program Launches in Senegal

Counterpart International celebrated the launch of our new Feed the Future initiative, the USAID/Yaajeende Agriculture and Nutrition Development Program in Dakar, Senegal this past week. …

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April 2011

Visitors Enjoy a Breathtaking View of Equinox in Uaxactún, Guatemala

In the small Guatemalan village of Uaxactún, situated within an archaeological site dating back to 700BC, hundreds of visitors gathered to watch the vernal equinox this past March.

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February 2011

Guatemalan Handicrafts Trade Fair Gears Up to Top Last Year’s Sales

By Maggie Farrand The official launch of the 4th annual New World Handicrafts Central American Trade Fair was held on February 22nd in Guatemala City, …

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