Guatemalans remember their dead with giant kites as Day of the Dead begins

SANTIAGO SACATEPEQUEZ, Guatemala (Reuters) – Thousands gathered in Central Guatemala on Friday to watch giant kites take flight, a local tradition intended to reconnect the living and the deceased, as Day of the Dead celebrations kicked off throughout the region. … Continue reading Guatemalans remember their dead with giant kites as Day of the Dead begins

High ambitions: Uruguay cannabis firm targets booming global market for medical marijuana

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) – In a white, sterilized laboratory on the outskirts of Uruguayan capital Montevideo, biochemist Javier Varela and his team are carefully cultivating plants for a booming multibillion-dollar global market in medical marijuana. The company Varela works for, Fotmer … Continue reading High ambitions: Uruguay cannabis firm targets booming global market for medical marijuana

French auctioneer defies Mexico with sale of pre-Columbian artifacts

A stone kneeling figure of Aztec water goddess Chalchiuhtlicue, one of pre-Columbian artefacts, is presented to the press at Drouot auction house in Paris, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) – French auction house Millon denied accusations by … Continue reading French auctioneer defies Mexico with sale of pre-Columbian artifacts

Venezuelan migrant who sings for tips gets shot at stardom after chance meeting

BOGOTA (Reuters) – When Mexican singer Mario Domm overheard a Venezuelan migrant crooning Domm’s own song in exchange for coins outside a restaurant in Bogota, Colombia, he was moved to tears by the young man’s powerful voice. Venezuelan migrant Alexander … Continue reading Venezuelan migrant who sings for tips gets shot at stardom after chance meeting