A Man's Job

Seeing these two girls with their spindles and balls of yarn, going their merry way on a steep path of Lake Titicaca's Taquile Island, you might think they are among the Peruvian girls and women who create the kind of high-quality handicraft I've already told you about.

But on Taquile, women are only allowed to make yarn and weave. Knitting is strictly reserved to males.

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Why U.S. Vaccine Diplomacy In Latin America Makes "Good" Sense

Echoing its cultural diplomacy of the early 20th century, the United States is gifting vaccines to Latin America as part of a renewed "good neighbor'' policy.

Waiting to get the vaccine in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico

Andrea Matallana

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BUENOS AIRES — Just before and during World War II, the United States' Good Neighbor policy proved a very effective strategy to improve ties with Latin America. Initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the policy's main goal was non-interference and non-intervention. The U.S. would instead focus on reciprocal exchanges with their southern neighbors, including through art and cultural diplomacy.

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