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"Young Chilean keeps nearly extinct languages alive," The San Francisco Chronicle. August 12, 2007.

"Canadian police 'reacted like animals,' angry Chileans say," The Globe & Mail, July 21, 2007.

"Lure of being a wonder masks risk of repeating dire errors from past," The New Zealand Herald. July 9, 2007.

"South American Prodigy: The voice of spirits past," The Toronto Star, June 9, 2007.

"Caribbean conundrum: Arubans defend their native tongue," The New Internationalist. October 2006.

"In Chile, free morning-after pills to teens," Christian Science Monitor. September 12, 2006.

"Brazil makes headway in bid for 'Zero Hunger'," Christian Science Monitor. September 11, 2006.

"Circus makes performers out of troubled youth," Globe & Mail. June 16, 2006.

"How Chile's growth skipped its schools," Christian Science Monitor. June 14, 2006.

"Circus arts lift Chile's troubled youths," Christian Science Monitor. June 7, 2006.

"Care for every child," Toronto StarMay 27, 2006.

"Chile's Bachelet Promises Pension Payday for Women," Women's E-News. March 10, 2006.

"In traditional Chile, meet the soldiers with pearl earrings," Christian Science Monitor. A1. November 7, 2005.

"Chile passes progressive domestic abuse law," The Globe & Mail. September 30, 2005.

"Birdsong Regained: Paraguayan government bends to farmers' demands," New Internationalist Magazine. September 2005.

"Brazil tries to stem tide of sex slavery," Women’s E-News. June 19, 2005.

"Brazil begins talking openly about abortion,"Women’s E-News. May 15, 2005.
Brazil is moving to address the problem of illegal abortion, the country's fourth leading cause of maternal death. In March the government eased abortions for rape victims and in April it formed a committee to review all its abortion policies. This article was among a series of five stories printed in Women's E-News, which jointly won the 2006 Rosa Cisneros Memorial Award in Journalism.

"In Britain and Chile, lessons for revamping social security," Christian Science Monitor. March 14, 2005.

"Chilean Women Chalk Up Income Gains," Women's E-News. February 20, 2005.

"Paying the price for growth," Toronto Star. January 8, 2005.

"OPEN HOUSE: A Canadian company sees Latin America as a springboard for its assembly-line homes,"Latin Trade Magazine. January 2005.

"Illegal abortions rampant in Latin America," Women's E-News. November 28, 2004.

"Chile passes law to allow divorce for the first time," The Independent. November 28, 2004.

"Critical Mass on a roll in Chile: 'Raging Cyclists' inspired by S.F.'s biking movement," San Francisco Chronicle. November 14, 2004.

"Latin America: Does It Exist?" Hispanic Magazine. August 2004.

"Poor paper pickers of Chile," Toronto Star. July 31, 2004.

"Countdown to freedom," The Guardian. March 22, 2004.

"Chile defies church and legalises divorce," The Guardian. March 12, 2004.

"Chile tackles child-sex trade,"Christian Science Monitor. January 13, 2004.

"Chile awakens to child prostitution after scandal: One organization finds 65,000 online pedophile networks," The San Francisco Chronicle. November 24, 2003.

Print articles from Canada (2003 and earlier):

"Ley admite matrimonio homosexual," El Mercurio. 18 de julio de 2003.

"Bad drinking water on native reserves a 'hidden tragedy,' MP charges," The Ottawa Citizen. Wednesday, July 25, 2001.

"50,000 widows left in cold: Caught between two ministries, low-income seniors miss out on essential government benefits," Victoria Times Colonist. September 9, 2001. A1.

"Public alerts may backfire, experts say," The Edmonton Journal. August 17, 2001. A3.

"Ontario blazes trail with sex offender registry," The Sudbury Star. August 17, 2001. A1.

"108 Francophonie athletes defect," The Ottawa Citizen. July 31, 2001. A1,4.

"Anti-spanking bias reflects state control," The Edmonton Journal. July 12, 2001. A6.

"Big Brother looms in British offices,"The Globe and Mail. November 9, 2000. B19.

"Safe raving," The Montreal Gazette.February 27, 2000. C1.

"Garment work turns home into sweatshop," The Globe and Mail. June 18, 1999. A7.

"Shoplifting linked to personal stress," The Globe and Mail. May 13, 1999. A3.

"Should 'Indianness' mitigate sentence?: Supreme Court ponders intention of 1996 law change," The Ottawa Citizen. December 11, 1998. A4.

"Struggle with cerebral palsy brought family closer; Study dispels myth that families of disabled youth are more stressed out," The Edmonton Journal. July 2, 1998. B2.

"High-jinks with water balloons entice kids, teens to youth centre; Dimensions program gives youth in high-crime area a place to go," The Edmonton Journal. June 29, 1998. B3.

"Inner-city teens paid to create a mural," The Edmonton Journal. June 23, 1998. B11.

"National survey shows abuse numbers for men on the rise on the rise in Edmonton," The Edmonton Journal. May 31, 1998. A8.

"Rise of the morning-after pill," Chatelaine. April 1997.

Radio stories (2003-2007):

"Easter Islanders happy to have lost New 7 Wonders contest," Latino USA, NPR. July 27, 2007.

"Chileans shocked and outraged over Canadian police conduct in Under-20 soccer melee" World at Six, CBC News. July 20, 2007.

"Series of tremors spark fears in Chile's Aysen region," The World This Weekend, CBC Radio, June 16, 2007.

"Reviving Selk'nam," Latino USA, NPR. April 20, 2007.

"Young boy tries to revolve dead and dying native languages in Chile," Dispatches, CBC News. February 1, 2007.

"Chilean pension plan faces overhaul," The World, BBC Americas. January 26, 2007.

"Chilean kids show 31 Minutos going global," BBC Americas. Dec. 17, 2006.

"Chilean boy revives extinct native language," The World, BBC Americas. December 15, 2006.

"Chile hit by wave of protests," The World. BBC Americas. September 11, 2006.
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"Abortion debate heating up in Chile," The World.BBC Americas. September 4, 2006.

"Aruba trying to keep its native language alive," Dispatches. CBC radio. June 29, 2006.
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"High school students stage massive protests in Chile," The World. BBC Americas. June 8, 2006.
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"Black Peruvians reviving Afro musical traditions," Global Village. CBC Radio. May 4, 2006.
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"Chile planning free universal child care," The World. BBC Americas. April 25, 2006.
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"Cirque du Soleil NGO in Chile making a difference with high-risk youth," The World This Weekend. CBC Radio. April 22, 2006.Jen Ross b&wListen to this report

"Female Cabinet heralds change in Chile,” Dispatches, CBC Radio. March 9, 2006.
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“Brazil’s Zero Hunger program nearing its goal,” World Vision Report. January 29, 2006.
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"Campaña marca desigualdad en Chile," America Hoy. Radio Nacional de España. 9 de diciembre, 2006.
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"Festival de musica indígena busca rescatar idiomas tras la música," América Hoy, Radio Nacional de España. 9 de noviembre, 2005.
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"Brazil's Zero Hunger program faces troubles," World This Weekend, CBC. November 5, 2005.

"Mujeres en fuerzas armadas," América Hoy, Radio Nacional de España. 23 de octubre, 2005.
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"Venezuela’s years-long delay to bring an alleged rapist with political connections to court," Latino USA, NPR. October 7, 2005.
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"Domestic abuse becomes a crime in Chile," The World. BBC Americas. October 3, 2005.

"Sewage treatment plant leaves foul odours in Santiago," The World. BBC Americas. July 4, 2005.
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"Brazil tackles clandestine abortion problem," Latino USA. NPR. July 1, 2005.

"Battling slavery in Brazil," The World Vision Report, World Vision Radio. June 17, 2005.
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"Freeing slaves in the Brazilian Amazon," Dispatches CBC. June 8, 2005.

"Brasil al combate de su trafico de prostitución internacional," América Hoy, Radio Nacional de España. 2 de junio, 2005.
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"Paraguayan land battle," Latino USA, NPR. May 20, 2005.

"Ride-along with Brazil's mobile unit against slavery," The World. BBC Americas, May 19, 2005.
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"Brasil combate la esclavitud,” América Hoy, Radio Nacional de España. 13 de mayo, 2005.
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"Puppet report," The World. BBC Americas, April 21, 2005.

“Sexual harassment law reveals slow progress on women’s rights,” CBC World This Weekend. March 16, 2005.

"Deputy Health Minister resigns over morning-after pill comment," World at Six, CBC News. March 9, 2005.

"Chile aprueba ley de acoso sexual," América Hoy, Radio Nacional de España. 1 de marzo, 2005.

“Chile’s pension system a model for the US?” The World, BBC Americas. January 24, 2005.
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“Plaguicidas matando temporeros en Chile,” América Hoy, Radio Nacional de España. 7 de diciembre, 2004. Jen Ross b&wEscucha este reportaje

“Child street prostitution a problem in Chile,” World Vision Report. August 22, 2004. 4:45.
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“Chilean government aims to learn about Chileans abroad with new registry,” World This Weekend. CBC. August 21, 2004. 6:00.

"Chile's waste scavengers make it one of the world's top paper recyclers," Latino USA NPR. July 23, 2004. 5:45.
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"Waiting three decades for justice," CBC World Report. June 17, 2004.

"Street vendors fight to eke out a living in Chile," Latino USA, National Public Radio. March 29, 2004.

"Divorce law on its way to becoming law in Chile," aired on World This Weekend. CBC Radio. January 18, 2004. Length 6:00.

"Chile faces hidden problem of child prostitution," aired on World Today, BBC World Service. January 6, 2004. Length: 4:30.

Television reports:

"Cirque Du Soleil program in Chile is bringing new skills and hope to troubled youth," - The National - Our World series - CBC Television - April 14, 2006
(3-minute news feature)

"Chile's first female president has made child care a priority," - The National - Our World series - CBC Television - April 8, 2006
(3:15-minute news feature)

"Chile's first female president takes office," - Saturday Report - CBC Television - March 11, 2006
(1.5-minute news item)

"Barrick Gold veut déplacer des glaciers au Chili," Le Monde - Radio Directe Internationale (French CBC) - 25 avril, 2005.
(2-minute news item)

"Chile moves to legalize divorce" - CBC Foreign Assignment - December 6, 2003
(10-minute documentary)
RIGHTS, OR RUIN? There's a major controversy in Chile. That South American country is considering the legalization of same-sex civil union -- AND opposite-sex divorce. Both are prohibited in the predominantly Catholic country. But the reforms are in no way a done deal. The church and other conservative elements are trying to stop the changes, arguing the moves would corrupt Chilean society. The fight has, at times, been an ugly one-- with the Catholic church being accused of sponsoring a misleading ad campaign, linking divorce in the United States to rising drug addiction and violence. Freelance reporter Jen Ross has story from Santiago. (*This story is too large to be stored on this website. Please request a mailed CD copy)

CBC TV - Canada Now (National version) - New poverty measure controversial - January 2003.
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