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20 moments you’ll experience in Argentina

(Pro tip: Calle Florida is the main shopping street in Buenos Aires and is insanely crowded on weekends.)<p>(Pro tip: <i>Colectivos</i> are buses in Buenos …

Buenos Aires

Green-Roofed World Green Center in Chile Aims To Reshape the Capital's Cityscape

The LEED-pending World Green Center in Chile maximizes the amount of public spaces through sustainable design and a sprawling green roof. …

Women-In-Tech Startup In Chile

They worked out of coffee shops, incubators, or wherever they could find Wi-Fi. They “traveled throughout South America.” They met fellow start-ups from around the world. They built websites. They handled programming. They reached out to “potential advertisers,” from Chile and “discovered social …

The People Of Ancient Chile Had A Serious Nicotine Habit

Additionally, nicotine consumption occurred on a society-wide basis, irrespective of social status and wealth, researchers say.<p>The finding refutes the popular view that the group living in this region smoked tobacco for just a short stint before moving on to snuffing hallucinogens.<p>"The idea was …

Eco-tourism in Peru: engaging with communities and preserving the Amazon

Infierno – the Spanish world for Hell – is not, you might imagine, the ideal location to encounter a slice of Amazon biodiversity in the eco-friendly …

Ecotourism

Maiyet's Travel Diary to Peru and Bolivia

Co-founder Kristy Caylor takes us on a tour south of the equator to just a few of the destinations she and the team behind this luxury clothing brand visit for inspiration<p>I'm standing at the border of Peru and Bolivia, midway through a South American itinerary so punishing that when a teenage …

Stone Monument Found In Ancient Maya City Of El Perú-Waka' Sheds Light On Royal Dynasties (PHOTOS)

Researchers in northern Guatemala have unearthed not only a rare 1,450-year-old Maya stone monument but also an intriguing tale of royal vengeance and power.<p>Officially named El Perú Stela 44, the stone was found during an excavation beneath the main temple of the ancient Maya city El Perú-Waka’. …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Losing control: Nintendo's long fall in the gaming wars

As more and more consumers opt for gaming devices that can do much more than just play games, Nintendo's stubbornness is beginning to hurt its bottom line.<p>The iconic Japanese game maker posted weaker than expected earnings and sales numbers this week for its most recent fiscal year. An operating …

A quick guide to Argentina

Buenos Aires<p>The reasons usually cited for visiting Buenos Aires are decidedly unholy: great food, fantastic wines and a sexy atmosphere. From the …

In Pope Francis's footsteps: a Jesuit tour of Argentina

"The pope and I once had a fight," says Nelso, miming fisticuffs with his hands. "But that was 30 years ago. Back when we were young and I had hair!" …

Zara probed over slave labour claims in Argentina

High street fashion retailer Zara is under investigation over the alleged use of slave labour at factories in Argentina, it has been reported.<p>Immigrant workers, including children, were discovered by the workers' rights group, La Alameda, producing clothes for the label in "degrading" sweatshop …

Argentina is still mad at Margaret Thatcher for sinking its warship

The world responded to Margaret Thatcher’s death yesterday morning in a bunch of different ways.<p>There were songs of praise.<p>Contemplations of her economic policies.<p>Plenty of photos.<p>And even tweets (many of them, at that) from Latin American leaders, including Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos, Brazil’s …

Lionel Messi overtakes Maradona's Argentina tally with hat-trick

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to help a second-string Argentina record an easy 4-0 away win over Guatemala in a friendly and overtake Diego …

Falkland Islanders contest Argentina sovereignty claim at United Nations

Representatives of the Falkland Islands went to the United Nations in New York on Thursday to defend their right to remain a British territory, as …

Franconia Native Promotes Leadership Development in Paraguay

Peace Corps volunteer Shavon Whitehead is working to raise funds for a four-day leadership development camp for more than 80 youth in Paraguay.<p>Peace …

Is your camp food safe? Bears use tools to extend their reach

It may no longer be good enough to hang your food in a tree to keep it away from bears when you go camping, according to a first-of-its-kind study at the Bear Research Education and Conservation Centre at Washington State University (WSU).<p>Some – but not all – grizzlies can use primitive tools to …

Horacio Cartes wins Paraguay election

Paraguayan voters have elected the rightwing tobacco tycoon Horacio Cartes as president after a campaign marked by allegations of vote-buying, crime …

Why Shoppers From Paraguay Are Flooding Across The Border Into Argentina

<b>ASUNCIÓN</b> – Latin Americans are not the type to pass on a bargain, especially if it’s being offered by a neighbor.<p>This is why Paraguay has been …

Environment: News & features

Chasing Islamic 'terrorists' in Paraguay | Paraguay

In November 2012, a subcommittee of the US House Committee on Homeland Security produced a report titled "A Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border", an updated version of a similarly named 2006 report.<p>Both were authored by Texas Congressman Michael T McCaul, …

Sustainability education in Chile looks to shift consumer behaviour

Chile is in the vanguard of efforts to shape a new generation of green consumers in Latin America where rising living standards are increasingly …

Chile: in the saddle in Santiago

'We’re not open yet,” said the museum attendant when he eventually looked up from behind the front desk where he was busying himself, not entirely convincingly. “Go for a coffee.”<p>We were 15 minutes early at La Chascona, a multi-storey mansion jutting from a forested hillside in Bellavista, …

Student Protests in Chile

For the past several months, students, teachers, and their supporters in Chile have been staging chaotic demonstrations against their government. Their goal is to transform the country's education system. In particular, they're seeking a referendum to significantly increase the funding and quality …

Pyramid in Peru torn down by developers

Real estate developers using heavy machinery tore down a 20ft (6m) tall pyramid at one of Peru's oldest archaeological sites, cultural officials have …

5 Reasons Why Peru Is a Country With Much to Envy

Peru is one of those places that make iconically beautiful countries like South Africa and Thailand feel a hint of jealousy. The country is riddled with archaeological sites that tell the story of ancient civilizations.<p>BY CHRISTA RUSSO<p>Peru is one of those places that make iconically beautiful …

Machu Picchu