(MENAFN - AFP) Aurelio Mendez has played the wooden chirimia flute, an instrument from pre-Hispanic days, for 40 years at Mexico's Guelaguetza festival, considered Latin America's biggest indigenous folklore and dance event.
The mustachioed 54-year-old musician is helping to keep local traditions alive in the annual festival held in the southern state of Oaxaca, home to one ...
(MENAFN - AFP) British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to health.
But a new foray into the arena of sound eating says the famous five-a-day recommendation made by the UN's World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2003 should be fine.
(MENAFN - AFP) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met Tuesday with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, calling for accelerated bilateral trade talks and more investment by the Asian economic powerhouse.
Speaking after a meeting at the presidential palace, Santos noted that Japan was the biggest Asian investor in Colombia.
"We are looking at the possibility of increasing ...