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Elena Poniatowska and the need for more women writers

Last month, Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska received the Cervantes prize in Spain. This is the most important award that any writer can receive in the Spanish language. It is similar to the Nobel Prize for Literature.

From left, State Senators Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady; State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and businessman Bruce Rauner, during the Republican Gubernatorial Debate sponsored by the Illinois Manufacturers' Association and the Valley Industrial Association on Tuesday at the Naperville Marriott. MICHAEL TERCHA | TRIBUNE

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Two young women hold hands during the eighth annual 2013 Open Mind Fest held in Santiago, Chile on Saturday, November 9.  Jon Lowenstein/NOOR/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Enduring Rifts, Part III: Young Changers Make Their Mark in Chile

A group of Chileans who grew up during and after the dictatorship are working to help change the country.

African National Congress President Nelson Mandela raised his fist during the playing of the ANC national anthem during a campaign rally in Durban, South Africa. It was Mandela's last campaign rally before the 1994 elections. (David Leeson/ Dallas Morning News)

R.I.P., Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the man who spent 27 years in prison before becoming the nation’s first democratically elected black president, has died. He was 95 years old.

Directors of Tough Bond discuss the filming process and experience in Kenya

Interview with Tough Bond directors Anneliese Vandenberg and Austin Peck during the Chicago International Film Festival

Chileans celebrate the national team's qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.  (Photo by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein)

Chilean Chronicles, Part 8: Viva La Mundial

Chile’s qualifying for the 2014 World Cup elicited intense emotion among Chileans.

Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio. Photo courtesy of Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Chilean Chronicles, Part 7: Leandro Drives Us Around Rio

A driver showed us more than beautiful sights in Rio.

Carlo Gutierrez, head of the legal team in Melipilla, Chile. Photo by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Chilean Chronicles, Part 6: Carlo Gutierrez and the Fight for Emails

Carlo Gutierrez thought getting emails from public officials would be a straightforward matter.

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SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK Google Keynote

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SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK Chicago Startup Stories: Secrets for success

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A mural on a home in Valparaiso. (Photo by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein)

Chilean Chronicles, Part IV: The Colors of Valparaiso

Valparaiso has a glorious palette of colors.

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Chilean Chronicles, Part III: Visting La Chascona

We visited our first of Pablo Neruda´s three homes.

Edmundo Verdugo before he started dancing.

Chilean Chronicles, Part III: Edmundo Verdugo Carnitas and the Treasures of Quinta Vergara

Twinkle-toed dancer Edmundo Verdugo is 97 years old.

Working hard with other journalists at COP17 in South Africa.

Chilean Chronicles, Part II: From House Sale in Evanston to a One Bedroom Apartment in Santiago

We´ve moved from a relatively large house to a tiny apartment.