With a bamboo bike, two Mexicans travel through Latin America | AFP

Tired of their routine and with a budget of only 550 dollars each, Jessica Funes and Aldo Garcia undertook the journey of their lives: a bicycle trip across Latin America, Aldo on a regular bike while Jessica with one made of bamboo.

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Women ride for change at Latin America’s biggest motorbike fest | AFP

‘Ladies of the Road’ is one of the few women biker groups present at the 16th Brasilia Capital Moto Week, the biggest gathering of motorcyclists in Latin America, where female presence has grown at the traditionally male-dominated event.

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Brazilians react to ambitious pension reform bill | AFP

Residents of Rio de Janeiro react to an ambitious pension reform bill that has passed the first vote stage in the Brazilian Congress. The proposal to introduce a minimum retirement age and increase contributions over a longer period of time is seen as crucial to Bolsonaro’s ability to deliver on other promised measures to shake up Latin America’s biggest economy, which is on the brink of recession.

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Electric scooters zip into Latin America’s traffic chaos | AFP

Electric scooters have promised to revolutionise transport in congested and polluted Latin American cities; critics say they have only added to the chaos. Electric scooters from carpool companies appeared by the thousands last year on the streets and sidewalks of Bogota and Lima in Sao Paulo and Mexico City.

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Animated Map Shows Where Your Favorite Coffee Actually Comes From

Nearly two thirds of Americans drink coffee everyday, but how many of them know where it comes from? If you sip your morning joe from major brands like Starbucks, Dunkin’, or McDonalds, chances are it comes from one of several countries in Latin America. Companies source from different regions to reduce risk, maintain a steady supply of beans in different seasons, and serve different flavors to their customers.

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Nicaragua, new frontrunner on the world cigar market | AFP

Cuban entrepreneurs who fled the Castro-led revolution around 50 years ago spread their savoir-faire for cigars through Nicaragua and now this Central American country is one of the top tobacco producers in Latin America and leads the number of exports to the United States. For cigar-maker Nestor Plasencia, his company “gives joy to the people.”

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