Weird and Wacky Weather: is El Niño to blame?

By SOFIA OLIVO, age 11, CANDACE RUSSELL, age 11, GISSELLE MARIN, age 13, Introduction by KEREN ABRAMSON, age 10 Illustrations by IVETTE SALOM Warm surface water in the Pacific Ocean changes the air pressure and leads to unusually wet and dry weather conditions across...

Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano Dies at 74

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12 PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons Latin American author and activist Eduardo Galeano died of cancer on April 13, 2015 in a Montevideo, Uruguay. Galeano’s books, fiction and nonfiction, were important commentaries on wealth and power imbalances...

Meet Diego from Uruguay

Compiled by NINA SVIRSKY and FANNY SOSENKE Name: Diego Sosa Svirsky Age: 10 Hometown: Montevideo, neighborhood Parque Batlle Languages Spoken: Spanish and English Family: Diego’s parents are psychiatrists Siblings: Rodrigo, 18 Favorite Food: Milanesa (a common...