Latin America

Colombia death toll rises as gangs fill vacuum left by Farc rebels

Peace has proved more dangerous than war for activists and local leaders. Can the state stop the killings?<p>After a 64-year-old activist, Porofirio Jaramillo, was dragged from his home and murdered by four men on motorbikes, the head of the Colombian government’s victims unit did not mince his words. …

South America

Supreme Court enters Mexico border debate with Texas shooting case

WASHINGTON — As if U.S.-Mexico relations could get no worse, the Supreme Court enters the fray Tuesday with a case that may set them back further.<p>Either the justices will decide, as two lower federal courts before them, that 15-year-old Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca was killed by a U.S. Border …

Mexico

Last of Colombia's FARC rebels enter demobilization areas to disarm

Leftist guerrillas have entered the designated transition zone established as part of peace efforts in Colombia. A deal was recently reached between the government and rebels after numerous hurdles.<p>Thousands of members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have entered the designated …

South America

Tennis: Dolgopolov upsets Nishikori to win Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov upset favorite Kei Nishikori 7-6(4) 6-4 to win the Argentina Open on Sunday and lift his first title in five years.<p>The 28-year-old Dolgopolov, who took one hour and 40 minutes to win the final at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, …

Rio Olympics

Several casualties in Colombia bullring blast

A homemade bomb has detonated near Bogota's bullring, wounding as many as 26 people. Last month, the first bullfight in four years was held in the Colombian capital.<p>The improvised device was left in a sewer close to the city's bullring, just a few hours before the last bullfight of the current …

Juan Manuel Santos

Empress Follows Churchill’s Tampa Route To Cuba

<i>by Kevin Griffin writing for cybercruises.com</i><p>Some 125 years ago a company called the Plant Line operated the steamship service between Tampa, Key …

Cuba

Mexicans form human chain along border to protest Trump's wall

Hundreds of Mexicans have protested against Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the US’s southern border by making a human chain.<p>Up to 1,500 …

Mexico

This South American Country Will Now Pay You to Visit

If Argentina isn't on your radar yet, it should be. The South American gem has more than its fair share of attractions: one of the planet's most …

Argentina

Explosion rattles Colombia’s capital

Colombia<p>Explosion rattles Colombia’s capital<p>Feb 19, 2017<p>A dislodged traffic light box lies in the street of La Macarena barrio after a homemade bomb …

South America

Orioles’ Machado practices at shortstop for world classic

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Before he leaves for the World Baseball Classic, Manny Machado is making the most of his short time at Baltimore Orioles …

Baseball

A Yiddish-Cuban Opera to Have Its Premiere in Havana in March

Yiddish-Cuban opera is not something you come across every day. But a new one composed by Frank London of the Klezmatics — based on an 86-year-old Yiddish poem about Hatuey, the Taino chief who resisted the Spanish invaders — will have its premiere at Teatro Arenal in Havana on March 3.<p>The opera, …

Cuba

UK in line for American gas imports - but not from US shale

The race to bring natural gas from America to Britain will not be won by US shale producers but by shipments from the Dominican Republic and Peru.<p>The first cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from South America are due to arrive in the UK before the end of the month, beating the highly …

Oil

Hiking the El Yunque rain Forest, Puerto Rico

We are honored to feature our first guest post from <i>Go Here, There & Everywhere</i>: www.goherethereandeverywhere.com<p>It’s always good to read great travel …

Puerto Rico

Colombia activist killings ‘will not be tolerated’ says minister

Clara López, key player in the peace process, vows an ‘end to impunity’ for rightwing death squads<p>The woman who is emerging as a linchpin in Colombia’s efforts to implement historic peace accords said last week that the culture of impunity over the killing of indigenous land and human rights …

Juan Manuel Santos

Dellin Betances doesn’t back down

Dellin Betances would say it all again.<p>A day after his war of words with Yankees president Randy Levine, in which Betances said it would be “fair” if …

New York Yankees

Ex-ambassador: Treat Mexico as the important ally it is | Opinion

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>Mexico is one of the most important countries in the world for the United States. It’s the …

Foreign Policy

Voters in Ecuador choosing between change, continuity

QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuadoreans are choosing Sunday between a candidate who vows to continue President Rafael Correa's populist platform or one of several more conservative contenders who pledge to attack corruption and cut taxes to stimulate the Andean nation's flagging economy.<p>Polls suggest it will …

Elections

Discovering Lima's street art in the Barranco District

Street art pops out from the walls of the Barranco district and it’s a big giveaway that you’ve arrived in the city’s artsy neighbourhood. Bohemian …

Street Art

Mexico: 5 dead bodies dumped along highway in Veracruz state

Mexican authorities say the dead bodies of five men were dumped along a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.<p>The state prosecutor's office …

Veracruz

Our Community - Marie Haylock

<b>Whoopi Goldberg with Marie Haylock</b><p>Belize is known for being a melting pot of cultures and nationalities. A myriad of unique individuals come to visit …

Belize

Da Costa hoping disappointing Buenos Aires ePrix might be wake-up call for Andretti

Antonio Felix da Costa says that a dreadful Buenos Aires ePrix might act as a wake-up call for the team<p><b>Antonio Felix da Costa</b> has said that <b>MS Amlin</b> …

Buenos Aires

10 Best National Parks In The World

Grand Teton National Park Wyoming USA<p>Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA.<p>Zion National Park, Utah<p>El Chalten , Los Glaciers National Park , …

National Parks

Argentina coach crash: At least 19 killed near border with Chile

<b>At least 19 people were killed when a coach overturned on a remote road in the Argentinian Andes, near the border with Chile, officials say.</b><p>A survivor who was not identified said that the coach had been travelling too fast, despite the concerns of passengers.<p>The crash happened near Aconcagua, the …

South America

Valverde celebrates 100th career win at Ruta del Sol

The heavy rain showers and gusting wind that plagued the final stage of the Ruta del Sol could not stop Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) from …

Cycling

Brave Welterweight Vieira Looking For Redemption In Curitiba

Share Email Comments<p>Brave Combat Federation welterweight Thiago Vieira is is set to face Carlston Harris at Brave 3: Battle in Brazil co-main event, …

UFC

Hundreds of inmates abandon gang life in El Salvador

San Francisco Gotera (El Salvador) (AFP) - Inside a Salvadaron prison Francisco Lopez teaches fellow ex-gang members how to make paper figurines, as …

El Salvador

The traveller trying to change the world

Jeff Shea has a quixotic goal: preserving vast areas of the world for people to roam free.<p>If you ask Jeff Shea where he’s going or where he’s been, you better grab a drink, sit back in your favourite chair and brace yourself for a long story.<p>The 60-year-old California-based adventurer has walked …

Travel

Explosion in Bogotá, Colombia injures 11 police, 2 civilians

report this ad<p>An explosion in Bogotá, Colombia injured many police and a few other people.<p>Wow, just saw bomb go off across street from us in bogota. …

Bogotá

Mariners adopt ‘Whatever It Takes’ mantra for season

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) The words are displayed prominently inside the Seattle Mariners’ spring training clubhouse. In two languages.<p>Whatever It Takes. Lo …

Baseball

Ecuador transgender people vote for first time according to chosen gender

| QUITO/GUAYAQUIL<p>Ecuadorean transgender people on Sunday voted for the first time according to their chosen gender, in what activists say are signs of progress in the socially conservative and Catholic Andean nation.<p>In Ecuador, men and women wait in separate lines to cast their ballots, which for …

Equality