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Expat Files – 03.12.17

#1- Ten critical things Expats need to know before they consider hiring a Latin building contractor or construction work crew #2- Things you should expect to experience when living in a gated/guarded community #3-Security cameras for Expats. Should you have them? Are they necessary? #4- The use and abuse of DRONES in Latin America. Yes, all the latest and greatest …

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Gang Violence Drives Internal Displacement in El Salvador

CALUCO, El Salvador, Oct 7 2016 (IPS) – A basketball court in this small town in western El Salvador was turned overnight into a shelter for some two dozen families forced to flee their homes after a recent escalation of gang violence. But they are still plagued with fear, grief and uncertainty. “I am devastated, I have lost my father …

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Nika Knight – One Out of Every 200 Children in the World Is Now a Refugee: UNICEF

Nearly 50 million children have been uprooted from their homes around the world, and 28 million of those are refugees fleeing violence and conflict—and “that is a conservative estimate,” according to a UNICEF report published Tuesday. “What can the future hold for these children—denied so much of what they need?” —Anthony Lake, UNICEFThe total number of child refugees doubled between …