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Students should share or comment on at least one news item or current event related to Latin American from week 3 (September 3-9). To share a news item, students should post a link to a news article/journalistic video/podcast related to Latin America and write a short paragraph (4-5 sentences) about what they learned or questions that they have. To comment on a news item, students should read/view/listen to the linked story related to Latin America and write a short paragraph response (4-5 sentences) to both the article and the original poster’s comments (links to related articles or stories are also welcome). Whenever possible, students should connect the news item with topics discussed in powerpoint lectures/readings (if there are connections). If you need help finding reputable sources, you can check out this page of newspapers, podcasts, and blogs related to Latin America.