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    IAF Featured at LASA

    On Saturday, an IAF-sponsored panel Citizen-driven Development: Lessons from Grassroots Groups in Latin America will feature representatives from IAF grantees.

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    Grassroots Development Fellowships Awarded

    The IAF has awarded Grassroots Development Fellowships to 16 Ph.D. candidates who will conduct dissertation research in Latin America during the coming year.

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    Bolivian Grantee at Smithsonian Festival

    The Smithsonian’s NMAI is celebrating the cultures, history, and heritage of Bolivia with a five-day festival (May 8-12).

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    Relief from the Drought in Northeastern Brazil

    Brazil’s semi-arid northeastern region is suffering the worst drought in five decades. With government assistance insufficient to address the magnitude of this crisis, farmers are looking for solutions.

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    President Obama visits Costa Rica

    President Obama stressed the U.S. commitment to deepening economic collaboration and expanding prosperity and social inclusion in the region.

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    Every Day is Earth Day

    Each year, the IAF receives hundreds of applications from throughout the Hemisphere that reflect a growing awareness of the urgent need to use natural resources wisely.

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    Paraguayan Election Fever

    In the weeks leading to Paraguay’s elections, scheduled for April 21, the IAF surveyed its grantees on their nonpartisan efforts toward improving participation in this important democratic exercise.

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    Goldman Environmental Prize to Nohra Padilla

    Nohra Padilla, a recycler from Bogota, is one of six grassroots environmental activists honored with the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize

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    International Women's Day

    Women have always had a strong presence in the IAF’s portfolio. Some 23 percent of the IAF's current grantees focus specifically on women’s health, education, entrepreneurship, leadership and rights, including to live safe from violence.

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    Grassroots Transformadores

    Representatives of grassroots organizations, businesses, corporate foundations and their allies gathered Feb. 27 in Antigua, Guatemala, to celebrate with the winners of the first Latin American Grassroots Development Award

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    Jamaican grantee causes buzz

    The Jamaica Gleaner highlighted the efforts of Local Initiative Facility for the Environment (LIFE) to encourage responsible bee-keeping.

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    Furthering community tourism in Costa Rica

    Tico Times, a Costa Rican weekly, featured the recent opening of Regiones Café, an initiative undertaken by IAF grantee ACTUAR

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    2012 Year In Review

    The annual report of the Inter-American Foundation is a reminder of the encouraging efforts going on in this hemisphere, the often daunting context, and the vast diversity of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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    Albert O. Hirschman 1915–2012

    Renowned social scientist, economist and friend of the IAF Albert O. Hirschman died on Dec. 10 at the age of 97.

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    Special Call for Proposals

    Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the Americas Partnership on Social Inclusion and Equality, the IAF invites proposals to work with traditionally marginalized populations

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    Milestone for Paraguayans with Disabilities

    The inclusion of a question on disability status in the 2012 census was a giant step forward for disability rights in Paraguay.

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    Young Salvadorans Preserve Their Traditions

    Students from Suchitoto communities Las Américas, Copapayo, La Cruz and El Papaturro are participating in a school program to learn skills, passed down by their grandparents, for the making of traditional crafts, furniture and weavings.

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    Latin American Grassroots Development Award

    RedEAmérica, an IAF-initiated business-sector alliance, welcomes nominations for the Latin American Grassroots Development Award

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    Technology and Innovative Thinking

    The Social Good Brazil seminar brings together social entrepreneurs and innovators to share ideas to make the world a better place.

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    International Women’s Forum honors Kay K. Arnold

    The International Women’s Forum (IWF) will honor Kay K. Arnold with the 2012 Women Who Make a Difference award for her accomplishments in business and philanthropy.

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