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This guide is intended to be a one-stop starting point to guide you on the research proposal assignment for Community Media in Latin America (Joy Hayes, Spring 2013).
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Los pollitos dicen pio pio

"Los pollitos dicen pio pio", Santiago, Chile (August 2011).  Source: Lisa Gardinier.

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  • SciELO
    Provides full-text collections of journals in Latin America and the Caribbean. These journals are from a variety of fields in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Content is primarily in Spanish and Portuguese.
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    Provides full-text collections of journals in Latin America and the Caribbean. These journals are from a variety of fields in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Content is primarily in Spanish and Portuguese.

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