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An undated handout picture provided by Peru's National Police shows an operative during an eradication of a marijuana field in the Huanuco region, Peru. EPA-EFE FILE/Policia Nacional de Perú
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The bill will legalize the medicinal use of marijuana and its derivatives, such as cannabis oil, to alleviate the symptoms of diseases such as cancer, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

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The other 9/11

 09/12/2017 - 00:05
The Moneda Palace, after the first bombing, on September 11, 1973.

A date that has gone down in history for its violence, the symbolism of hatred it brought with it and the dark years that followed. When we talk about September 11, our immediate memory refers to the World Trade Center, but in a thin country of Latin America, this date recalls the year 1973, when democracy disappeared in the smoke of a bombing.

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Pope Francis: "Colombia, Your Brother Needs You"

 09/11/2017 - 04:27
Pope Francis attends a farewell ceremony with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and first lady Maria Clemencia Rodriguez (R) during the last day of his official visit, at Rafael Nuñez Airport in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, Sept. 10, 2017. EPA-EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ

The Catholic pontiff concluded his four-day visit to Colombia by giving an open Mass in which he encouraged Colombian population to be involved in the peace process to help the country recover from its decades-long armed conflict with the FARC and other guerrilla groups. He also addressed the heavy polarization among Colombian society.

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A Clueless City: Philadelphians Lack Basic Knowledge of Hispanic Heritage Month

 09/08/2017 - 14:07
We went around City Hall and asked the people of Philadelphia what they know, or don't know, about Hispanic Heritage Month. These are the results!

After scurrying around City Hall and Dilworth Park to ask civilians simple questions about Hispanic Heritage Month for a short video, my colleague and I soon realized that the majority of Philadelphia is ill-prepared and misinformed about this nationally recognized celebratory period. Nevertheless, between every “um”, “uh”, or absolute radio silence, there came a widespread longing to understand and know more about this time of year. The interest is there, so why hasn’t the City taken advantage of it?

 

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