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Off the Beaten Path: My National Geographic Student Expedition Journey Across Peru

By: Ethan Smyth, Recent Graduate from Bob Jones High School in Alabama
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This summer, DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, and FOX Networks (parent company of National Geographic) sent 4 amazing high school students from across the United States and Latin America on a National Geographic Student Expedition through the Nat Geo Mundo Explorer competition. These once-in-a-lifetime adventures took the 4 students on immersive learning trips, where they explored exciting destinations with National Geographic photographers, scientists and writers from

Obras por Impuesto: Public Private Partnership Portfolio Exclusive for Latin Firms

By Luis Artieda
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In Latin America, in terms of public infrastructure investments neither the state nor the private sector have lead enough initiatives to cope with the expectations of communities and economic growth. The scheme “Obras por Impuesto” (OxI), put forward by the Peruvian government is a program that targets precisely that, bridging the gap between local companies and communities, while solving the immense need of public infrastructure throughout the country. We think this is a good model for Latin America and beyond.

Mexican Women, the Web Developers of the Future: The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria

The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria unite to grow a new generation of web developers made up of 120 Mexican women from low income households.
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It is expected that women between the ages of 18 and 35 will join the labor force and will raise their expectations regarding professional development.

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It is expected that women between the ages of 18 and 35 will join the labor force and will raise their expectations regarding professional development.

Engineers Without Borders: Pouring into Peru

In partnership with Eastman Corporate Responsibility, the Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) Tri-Cities Chapter is making a difference in Peru.
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April 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A team of Eastman engineers recently travelled to Samne, Peru to assess existing water sources and initiative improvement programs.

“The goals of this trip to Samne, Peru, were to complete a full evaluation of the existing water source, to identify alternative water sources, build community relations and to initiate a safe water education program,” said Lindsay Hoggatt, chemical engineer.

Water Mission to Deliver 1,000 KOHLER Clarity Filters to Those in Need

Kohler Co. Celebrates World Water Day by Providing Clean Water to Thousands
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KOHLER, Wis., March 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ Kohler Co., a global leader in the plumbing industry, has shipped the first order of its ceramic filtration system, KOHLER Clarity, to Water Mission, a nonprofit, Christian engineering organization that provides sustainable safe water solutions to people in developing countries and disasters. Water Mission plans to distribute the filters in small communities in Haiti, Honduras and Peru.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Entrepreneurial Development

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The Cerro Verde Mining Company’s Emprende program supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the geographical regions surrounding the mining operations, which are located near Arequipa, Peru.

Cerro Verde has invested over $575,000 in the program since 2010. The program provides financial support and technical assistance to entrepreneurs. The Emprende project supports businesses in the districts of Uchumayo, Tiabaya, Yarabamba and La Joya.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Rewards Microentrepreneurs for Innovations

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The Cerro Verde Mining Company in Peru hosted the Innova Contest, which rewards the best innovations of local small and medium enterprises. The objective of the competition is to encourage diverse production and increase competitiveness according to market demand.

Thirty-one entrepreneurial businesses were provided with training in trade and services, manufacturing and agriculture. A total of 21 businesses from the districts of Uchumayo, Yarabamba, La Joya and Tiabaya were chosen as winners by a jury and received cash awards for their business growth.

Could Cervical Cancer Be the Next Polio?

Innovations in Diagnostics, Treatment, and Monitoring Could Eradicate Cervical Cancer
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Augustina Mejiasamata, a 34-year- old Quechua woman who lives in an Andes mountain village two hours outside of Cusco, Peru, had already waited in line for almost an hour to receive her free Pap smear and breast exam.

“Por qué vino Ud. a la clinica hoy?” Why did you come to the clinic today? I asked.

STAR India Will Air 'Girl Rising' Documentary on Girls' Empowerment with Help of Bollywood Stars

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On Saturday, August 29, STAR India's flagship channel Star Plus will air Girl Rising, an acclaimed documentary from Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins that raises awareness of gender inequality and advocates for women's empowerment. The film is the centerpiece of the Girl Rising campaign, which promotes women's rights around the world, and this broadcast will be the first time the film has been shown in India.

Freeport-McMoRan Safeguards Biodiversity Surrounding Mining Operations

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November 17, 2015/ 3BL Media/ - Thirteen Freeport-McMoRan mining sites are certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) Wildlife at Work program, which recognizes activities that create, conserve and restore wildlife habitat on corporate lands, and six sites were certified by the WHC Corporate Lands for Learning

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