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People learn racism from the culture that surrounds them and media they consume, but that doesn’t need to be the end of the story. Gavriil Grigorov\TASS via Getty Images

American society teaches everyone to be racist – but you can rewrite subconscious stereotypes

If you’re American – regardless of the color of your skin – racism structures how you think. Changing the system should change these implicit biases.
Riot police at an anti-government march in Managua, Nicaragua, Oct. 14, 2018. Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas

One year after Nicaraguan uprising, Ortega is back in control

A massive protest movement exploded across Nicaragua in April 2018, threatening to topple the country’s authoritarian regime. What happened to Central America’s ‘tropical spring?’
Los costarricenses celebraron una marcha en solidaridad con los refugiados nicaragüenses el 25 de agosto de 2018. Alrededor de 500.000 nicaragüenses viven en Costa Rica y, a medida que se acentúa la crisis en el país, cada día llegan más. Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate

Las remesas podrían mantener viva a la insurgencia en Nicaragua

Los emigrantes de Nicaragua envían más de mil millones de dólares a su país cada año. Este dinero ha ejercido un papel cambiante en la política interna: primero impulsó el régimen de Ortega; ahora sustenta las revueltas contra él.
Costa Ricans held a march in solidarity with Nicaraguan refugees on Aug. 25, 2018. An estimated 500,000 Nicaraguans live in Costa Rica, with more arriving daily as crisis in the country deepens. Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate

Migrant money could be keeping Nicaragua’s uprising alive

Nicaraguan migrants send over US$1 billion home each year. This money has played a changing role in domestic politics – first boosting the Ortega regime and, now, sustaining the uprising against him.
El presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez ayudó mucho a financiar los programas sociales de Ortega en Nicaragua; Ortega aparece aquí conmemorando el tercer aniversario de la muerte de Chávez, en el 2016. Reuters/Marco Bello

El petróleo venezolano provoca el auge y caída del régimen de Ortega en Nicaragua

El petróleo venezolano impulsó la economía de Nicaragua y financió muchos programas sociales de Ortega. Con Venezuela en crisis, concluyó la entrada de petróleo y también el apoyo a Ortega.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was a major financier of Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, seen here at a 2016 commemoration on the third anniversary of the socialist leader’s death. Reuters/Marco Bello

Venezuelan oil fueled the rise and fall of Nicaragua’s Ortega regime

Cheap Venezuelan oil boosted Nicaragua’s economy and funded President Daniel Ortega’s many anti-poverty programs. With Venezuela in crisis, the oil has dried up – as has support for Ortega’s regime.
Nicaragua, which overthrew its last violent dictator in 1979, is the only Latin American country since Cuba to stage a successful revolution. AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga

Nicaraguans try to topple a dictator — again

History shows that Latin American presidents usually don’t last long after they use violence to repress mass protests. Is Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega the next to fall?
Some say coddled kids need to be taught how to persevere through setbacks and disappointments. 'Flower' via

What’s behind America’s insistence on instilling grit in kids?

One of the newest trends in education is teaching students how to develop grit. But what’s even meant by ‘grit’? And what if grit means something different for everyone?


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