Latin America http://www.kunc.org en A U.S. Border Shelter That Attracts Asylum Seekers Far And Wide http://www.kunc.org/post/us-border-shelter-attracts-asylum-seekers-far-and-wide You have no idea what some people will do to reach the United States until you hear their stories.<p>I've understood this truth ever since I went to Afghanistan in 2001. A man told me how he left his country without any travel documents and somehow crossed Iran by bus and foot, only to be caught in Turkey and sent back. He didn't give up, and a few years later came to visit me in Washington.<p>What I didn't clearly understand was how people in troubled nations finally make it here. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:42:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 54799 at http://www.kunc.org A U.S. Border Shelter That Attracts Asylum Seekers Far And Wide Brazil's Social Media Boom Sparks Calls For New Privacy Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/brazils-social-media-boom-sparks-calls-new-privacy-laws The use of social media is exploding in Brazil. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 53183 at http://www.kunc.org Brazil's Social Media Boom Sparks Calls For New Privacy Laws Mexico's Patron Saint Is Also Its Hello Kitty http://www.kunc.org/post/mexicos-patron-saint-also-its-hello-kitty In Mexico, Dec. 12 is the day to celebrate the country's most revered religious icon: the Virgin of Guadalupe.<p>As many as 6 million pilgrims have made their way to the Mexican capital to pay homage to the country's patron saint on Thursday, and one woman has taken her devotion of the Virgin and turned it into a multimillion-dollar company.<p>Amparo Serrano, the owner of a company called <a href="http://www.distrollerbisne.com/">Distroller</a>, says it's customary on holiday to ask the Virgin of Guadalupe for something. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:22:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 52742 at http://www.kunc.org Mexico's Patron Saint Is Also Its Hello Kitty Are We Moving To A World With More Online Surveillance? http://www.kunc.org/post/are-we-moving-world-more-online-surveillance Many governments around the world have expressed outrage over the National Security Agency's use of the Internet as a spying platform. But the possible response may have an unforeseen consequence: It may actually lead to more online surveillance, according to Internet experts.<p>Some governments, led most recently by Brazil, have reacted to recent disclosures about NSA surveillance by proposing a redesign of Internet architecture. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:58:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 50835 at http://www.kunc.org Are We Moving To A World With More Online Surveillance? Beloved Brazilian Monkey Clings To A Shrinking Forest http://www.kunc.org/post/beloved-brazilian-monkey-clings-shrinking-forest The tiny, copper-hued golden lion tamarin is so beloved in Brazil that its image graces the country's 20-real bank note. But this lion-maned monkey is in peril.<p>There's only one place on earth where the golden lion tamarin lives in the wild: in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, or <em>Mata Atlantica,</em> just north of Rio de Janeiro. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:07:00 +0000 49815 at http://www.kunc.org Beloved Brazilian Monkey Clings To A Shrinking Forest