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El Salvador’s Historic Mining Ban

The prospect of job creation and short-term returns has prompted several governments in Latin America to welcome mining companies and keep regulation to a minimum. In remote areas, unauthorized miners have sucked up natural resources without regard for the environmental and social damage they leave …

Latin America

Ancient Mayan Superhighways Found in the Guatemala Jungle

The network of roads dates as far back as 600 B.C., and is regarded as the foundation of the first state-level society in the Western Hemisphere.<p>An …

Archaeology

Travel along the roads of Argentina in this incredible video

If you’re considering taking a road trip, this video may be all the inspiration you need. Guillaume Juin, a French filmmaker, recently took a road trip in Argentina and turned his travels into an incredible video documenting the roads of the South American country.<p>ROADS OF ARGENTINA from Guillaume …

Google, Mozilla and Wikimedia Partnered on Maya Translathon

The purpose of this translation marathon was to make content available in Maya, which is still spoken in one of its variants by 6 million people across Latin America. As for the twenty-plus translators who volunteered for the project, they focused on creating useful content for local users.<p>One of …

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The Maya of Mesoamerica are renowned for their precise calendars and their knowledge of astronomy.<p>Through systematic observations conducted over …

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A Guide to Visiting Maya Ruins in Belize | Belize Maya Ruins

Belize Mayan Ruins Map<p><b>The Top Maya Sites to Visit in Belize</b><p><b>The Mysterious World of the Ancient Maya</b><p>The land that is now Belize was once the heartland …

Archaeology

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Life in Mexico before the Spanish conquest could be revealed by hidden codex

A centuries old manuscript has been discovered which could shed light on how native Mexicans lived before the Spanish conquest.<p>The document was found in a rare codex and revealed with the aid of sophisticated imaging techniques, the Guardian reported.<p>A codex , which gradually replaced the scroll, …

Archaeology

Puma Energy El Salvador Headquarters / Ruiz Pardo - Nebreda

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Puma Energy Corporate Headquarter is located on the Panamerican highway, passing through San Salvador. …

10 reasons to visit El Salvador

Have you ever gone somewhere and for some inexplicable reason it just completely captures your heart and for years after you still find yourself thinking of and yearning for that place? Well, that place for me is El Salvador. The 'underdog' of travel in Central America - the tiny country with the …

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Meet the Middle-Aged Cholitas Conquering the Highest Mountains in South America

Most mountaineers wouldn’t venture out on an expedition without the proper gear and attire, but a group of Bolivian women have shocked the world by …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

Mexican Coffee

Spice up your daily cup.<p>A bit of cinnamon and nutmeg (and a pinch of cayenne) give your coffee some bite. Cocoa and sugar add a note of sultry …

Mounting International Resistance to U.S. Drug War Strategy

As little as a decade or two ago, the United States was the eight-hundred-pound gorilla in the international policy arena when it came to determining …

The heat beneath our feet: the potential of Latin American geothermal power

Latin America only uses 5% of its natural heat resources, but it is still a small industry and lacks incentives<p>Tapping into the energy that comes from the natural heat of Earth’s crust could be an efficient and affordable power source for Latin America, say experts. Technology is developing for …

South America

Obama hopes Cuba gamble has regional payoff

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama made a historic gamble by traveling to Cuba this week, and he hopes the payoff will yield dividends throughout the entire region.<p>Bucking harsh GOP criticism and decades of U.S. foreign policy orthodoxy, the President touched down in Havana and greeted President Raul …

Cuba

What is Obama's 'new alliance of the Americas'?

In 2008, when Barack Obama was hoping to become the first African American President of the United States, he famously championed hope and promised …

Cuba

Saber-toothed cats hunted on the South American plains

Like the lion which today lives in the African savannah, the saber-tooth "tiger," Smilodon populator, inhabited the open, dry country found in South …

South America

Striking photos of Obama's trip to the revolutionary heart of Cuba

On Sunday, President Barack Obama became the first sitting US president since 1928 to travel to Cuba.<p>After a decades-long freeze between the two nations following the rise of the Castro regime in the early 1960s, Obama announced the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba in late …

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16 Beautiful Photos That Capture The Christmas Spirit In Latin America

These displays are deLIGHTful!<p>Christmas is a time to be merry and bright! This is especially true in Latin America.<p>Every year around the holidays, cities and towns across Latin America are decked with beautiful lights, over-the-top firework displays and colorful decorations. Though each place adds …

Christmas Trees

Ecuadorian couple set to become first transgender parents in South America

Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez decided to publicize the pregnancy to help change attitudes in the staunchly Roman Catholic society<p>A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner.<p>Fernando Machado and Diane …

South America

Chile and the Southeast Pacific

The South American country has a growing presence in the Asia-Pacific.

South America

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Here's an Overpass In Beijing Being Replaced in Under Two Days

In China, things get done fast. Real fast.<p>A major overpass in Beijing known as the Sanyuan Bridge was demolished and completely replaced in just 43 hours. Unlike China's other efficient method of building bridges, the 300-foot, 580-ton machine known as the SLJ900/32, this freeway overpass was …

Why don't we just throw all our garbage into volcanoes?

Because it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll<p>Great question. Glad you asked. While volcanoes might seem like the ideal natural incinerator for our massive amounts of garbage, there are a few obstacles between us and a magical geological trash chute to the center of the …

Volcanoes