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If you’re thinking of traveling to South America any time soon, you’ve probably been interrogated about the Zika virus. As a woman of childbearing age living in Colombia, I had family members asking if I was concerned because they heard it could cause birth defects up to two years after infection. Evidence After a thorough

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We all know St. Augustine’s timeless declaration that, “the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page,” but I would add to that that if you travel to a destination without exploring its history, literature, and culture, you’re also only going to read a page. Whether you pick up a novel, memoir,

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The resiliency of my 12-year old Colombian students was evident as they brainstormed which pressing issues were facing their world, one emerged again and again: guerilla warfare. I couldn’t help but ask…raise your hand if you personally know someone in your family or a family friend who has been impacted by guerilla warfare. Some hands shot straight

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