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Hopes for a tourism boom in Colombia

The end of violent conflict in the Latin American country is enabling people to plan for the future. Entrepreneurs like Migele Cinque see their …

South America

Venezuela hit by further opposition protests

There have been further ugly protests on the streets of Venezuela’s capital Caracas after demonstrators clashed with police.<p>The violence comes amid rising anger over what many opposition protesters see as a disregard for democratic institutions.<p>Last week President Nicolas Maduro’s government barred …

Brazil to sign decree for full international ownership in airlines: source

© Reuters. Airplanes are seen at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo<p>BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer will sign on Tuesday a decree …

Dilma Rousseff

Venezuelans mount another wave of anti-government protests | Reuters - Firstpost

By Eyanir Chinea and Alexandra Ulmer<br>| CARACAS<p>CARACAS Venezuelan opposition supporters took to the streets again on Monday in sometimes violent …

Latin America

Violence erupts in Venezuela during anti-Maduro protests

Dozens of protesters were reportedly injured in police crackdown during the demostrations in capital Caracas.<p>Riot police launched tear gas to quell …

101 Romantic Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Tonight

Grab some popcorn and settle in: it's time for a romantic movie marathon! We've rounded up a diverse selection of the best quirky rom-coms, tearjerker historical romances, steamy erotic films, and classic love stories for your viewing pleasure. We've got foreign flicks, new indie movies, and …

Entertainment

Studio Ghibli: The Techniques & Unimaginable Work That Goes Into Each Animation Revealed

Producer Hirokatsu Kihara explains the use of color, compositing techniques and shows Hayao Miyazaki’s unused “My Neighbor Totoro” test …

Sarah Waters's rules for writers

We asked some of the most esteemed contemporary authors for any golden rules they bring to their writing practice. Here are Sarah Waters's<p>1 Read like mad. But try to do it analytically – which can be hard, because the better and more compelling a novel is, the less conscious you will be of its …

The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

Margaret Atwood's rules for writers

We asked some of the most esteemed contemporary authors for any golden rules they bring to their writing practice. Here are Margaret Atwood's<p>1 Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can't sharpen it on the plane, because you can't take knives with you. …

The Best Places to Visit, Eat and Shop Like a Local in Paris

As a tourist in Paris, your checklist for sightseeing likely includes the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. When it comes to food …

France

A High Line for Paris, Only More So

The transformation of the Petite Ceinture will ultimately become the city’s biggest-ever railway conversion project.<p>Right now, Paris has an opportunity most cities would kill for: a 32<b>–</b>kilometer strip of unbuilt land stretching though some of its most popular neighborhoods.<p>What makes this huge plot …

6 Powerful Traits Of People Who Inspire Others To Become Their Best

<i>Part of the series “Thought Leadership and Impact”</i><p>In my role as a professional writer, I hear from over 400 PR firms, celebrities, thought leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs and other impacters every month. They all hope to be featured and highlighted, to help their own endeavors and to share their …

Thought Leadership