Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Guatemalan rappers promote Mayan language, stories to youth

In this Feb. 9, 2015 photo, hip-hop musicians Yefrey Pacheco, left, Rene Dionisio a.k.a. Tz´utu Baktun Kan, center, and Juan Martinez a.k.a. "Dr. Native" perform a Mayan ritual at the base of the San Pedro Volcano in San Pedro Atitlan, Guatemala. The band, Balam Ajpu, which means Jaguar Warrior or Warrior of Light, raps in the ancient Mayan Tz'utujil language.  "Since the time of the (Spanish) invasion, the (Mayan) worldview was persecuted, even almost snuffed out, but now it's returning to life, relying on music and sustaining itself in art," said Dionisio. "Our commitment as artists is to rescue the ancient art.” (AP Photo/Sonia Perez)

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A group of Guatemalan musicians is on a mission to breathe life into a pre-Columbian language and heritage through a thoroughly modern genre: hip-hop.

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NZ thrashes England, cyclone threatens Aussie World Cup game

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The residual effect of a strong cyclone made its presence felt at the World Cup on Saturday, with heavy rain forcing Australia’s Pool A match against Bangladesh to be abandoned without a ball being bowled.

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Sara Errani survives to reach semifinals on clay in Rio

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, eyes a ball at the quarter-finals match of the Rio Open tennis tournament against Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame the stiffest test so far in his first clay-court tournament of the season, defeating No. 6 Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 to reach the semifinals of the Rio Open.

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Prosecutor examines charges tied to Olympic golf course

This May 13, 2014 file photo shows the Rio 2016 Olympic golf course under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor opened an inquiry on Feb. 6, 2015 into alleged misconduct by Mayor Eduardo Paes over the construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in a nature reserve. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The mayor of Rio de Janeiro will face an inquiry into alleged misconduct in the construction of a golf course for the 2016 Olympics in a nature reserve, according to documents provided by the public prosecutors’ office Friday.

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