As a child, Dr. Linda Valencia was fascinated by her grandmother, a traditional healer in Guatemala. But after choosing a different path and becoming a medical doctor, Linda realized that she could integrate the best parts of her grandmother's practices into modern medicine, in order to transform healthcare across Guatemala.
By Duolingo on Thu 25 May 2023
Episode 136: Tejiendo un legado (Weaving a Legacy) - RevisitedBy Duolingo on Thu 18 May 2023
In El Salvador, waist loom weaving is a revered craft, historically undertaken by women — until Ronald Vega had to take over the job from his sick mother, becoming the first man in his family, and his country, to practice this ancestral technique.
Episode 135: Una victoria en la cancha (A Victory on the Soccer Field) - RevisitedBy Duolingo on Thu 11 May 2023
In May 2019, twenty Paraguayan soccer players traveled from their hometown to Asunción, the nation’s capital, to play the most important game of their lives. Led by their captain, José Elías Argaña, they were the first indigenous team to qualify to Paraguay’s national soccer league.
Episode 134: Las mamás del río Amazonas (Mothers of the Amazon River) - RevisitedBy Duolingo on Thu 04 May 2023
Dr. Magaly Blas trades the security of a city hospital job for a post in the Amazon, where she serves pregnant women who don't have access to modern healthcare. But when Magaly discovers that she, too, is pregnant, her work takes on a whole new level of meaning.
Episode 133: Las cholitas de hoy (Cholitas of Today) - RevisitedBy Duolingo on Thu 27 Apr 2023
A group of indigenous women from Bolivia go to great heights to show the world that mountaineering is for everyone — including cholitas who wear their traditional skirts and shawls with pride.
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