Latin America

2 sailors didn't board missing Argentina submarine at the last minute

At the very last minute, two sailors did not board the Argentinian submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days now.<p>For different reasons, Humberto Vilte and Adrián Rothlisberger did not board the submarine with the 44 other crew members, according to O Globo, a Brazilian …

World News

Homicides have hit a new high in Mexico — but that's not the only sign of growing insecurity

• <b>The number of homicides in Mexico has risen steadily over the past three years, particularly in areas where drug-related crime is high.</b>• <b><br>While much of the violence is related to organized crime, the Mexican government has been criticized for its heavy-handed response, which has led to some</b> …

Mexico

7 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu/OysterThe ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu (Old Mountain) in Peru's Sacred Valley is a bucket list trip for good reason. Since Yale …

South America

“I heard the toilet flush”: Woman fires cleaning lady for using her bathroom; also throws out plate and silverware that she ate with

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>While you read the latest absurdity coming out of Brazil I want you to ask yourself, again, “Are we really all equal?”, in</i> …

Women of Color

Underwater photographer captures vast garbage patch off the coast of Honduras

Floating masses of garbage off some of the Caribbean's pristine beaches offer grim evidence of a vast and growing problem of plastic waste heedlessly dumped in the ocean, local residents, activists and experts say.<p>These "trash islands" have been captured in images by photographer Caroline Power, …

Oceans

On the shadowlands of the frontier, a U.S. border agent plans his future in Mexico

U.S. Border Patrol agent Ramiro Cordero has spent nearly two decades working on the border in Texas, part of the El Paso sector team responsible for intercepting migrants and drug smugglers flowing in from Mexico.<p>On most Fridays, Cordero sheds his green uniform and gun belt, packs the bed of his …

Mexico

Honduras president tries for contested re-election

Honduras is going into elections on Sunday that, if voter surveys are right, will see current President Juan Orlando Hernandez given a new four-year …

Liberal Party

High-ranking member of 'El Chapo' Guzman's Sinaloa cartel appears in Chicago court

CHICAGO (AP) — A high-ranking operative in Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel appeared in a federal court in Chicago to face conspiracy charges.<p>Guadalupe Fernandez Valencia is accused of coordinating the distribution of thousands of pounds of narcotics across the United States.<p>The 57-year-old Valencia on …

Mexico

Formula One cars to lose their 'shark fins' in 2018

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Formula One cars are set to lose their prominent engine cover 'shark fins' next season after McLaren failed to back other teams hoping to retain them.<p>The removal of the aerodynamic features was agreed earlier in the year but underwent a re-think, according to Red Bull team …

Auto Racing

12-year-old girl killed, two younger sisters raped

Mexico City - A 12-year-old girl is dead after an assailant attacked her and raped her two young sisters in their home in the northern Mexico border …

Mexico City

Los Cabos And The Riviera Nayarit: Extraordinary Beaches Of Mexico

November 24, 2017 Travel Guide<p><b>◼️ For your next vacation choose the Pacific coast between the beaches of Mexico, where you will find extraordinary</b> …

Mexico

This Brilliant Initiative Is Sending 100 Solar Trailers to Puerto Rico for Free

A remarkable collaborative effort to deploy portable solar energy systems to relieve critical areas in Puerto Rico is well underway.<p>The "Power On …

Puerto Rico

Dazzling blue tarantula discovered in South America

Scientists have discovered a stunning blue tarantula among a host of new species in South America.<p>Researchers uncovered more than 30 species that are likely new to science during a month-long survey at the Kaieteur National Park (KNP) and the Upper Potaro area in Guyana. In addition to the …

South America

Anniversary of Fidel Castro’s death met with tributes in Cuba - and a shrug in Miami

It’s been a year since the death of Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, but on the island, his name is still invoked almost as …

Cuba

North Korea And Cuba Form Alliance Against Donald Trump: Russia Adds Its Condemnation

President Donald Trump’s enmity towards North Korea has been widely reported. Trump uses his social media accounts to condemn and threaten North …

North Korea

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Surfing Like a Pro

Learning to surf might just change your life. I know it changed mine.<p>But before you book your ticket for an epic surf vacation, check out these tips …

Fitness

Why ‘Made in America’ Is Stitched Into the Law, but Not the Uniforms

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s push to “buy American” has been a key initiative of his administration, and Mr. Trump speaks frequently about ensuring that the federal government is buying American products.<p>So it might come as a surprise that the uniforms of those Secret Service agents that protect …

Politics

US demands access to oil execs in Venezuela jail

<b>Associated Press</b><p>CARACAS, Venezuela — U.S. diplomats are demanding that Venezuela give them immediate access to jailed oil executives who hold …

Venezuela

Latin America's Star Pupil Needs Some New Ideas

Chile can't rely on copper to pull it out of its middle-income funk.<p>The first round of Chile's presidential elections, which saw a near shoo-in billionaire stumble, has roiled the continent's traditional pacesetter. The day after conservative former president Sebastian Pinera garnered less than 37 …

Economics

Home-grown hotels: the world's most special places to stay

All over the world, hotels are becoming increasingly homogeneous – slick bubbles of luxury perhaps, but ones that barely make even passing reference to the destination in which their guests find themselves. Arrive blindfolded in one of these beige and glass boxes, and you would be hard pressed to …

France

This Guy is Launching Himself into the Sky to Prove the Earth is Flat

<i>Every Friday, Outpost’s online editor rounds up the week’s biggest travel headlines.</i><p>“Mad” Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver and former …

Costa Rica

Cuba marks Fidel Castro's first death anniversary as post-Castro era nears

Cuba marks the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Saturday with a week of vigils nationwide, as the island …

Cuba

What Happened During Venezuela's War for Independence from Spain?

Venezuela was a leader in Latin America's Independence movement. Led by visionary radicals such as Simón Bolívar and Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela …

Venezuela

In Honduras, One of the World’s Most Violent Countries, Homicides Are Falling Rapidly

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. Due to a combination of factors, Honduras is on track to close out 2017 with a significantly lower …

San Pedro Sula

Spanish official: Real controllers of Argentina may be Jews

Former Spanish AG accuses Israel, Argentine Jews of killing his successor.

Israel

Mexico ruling party leans to outside candidate to save presidency

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The threat of losing power to a fierce leftwing rival next year is tempting Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to enlist outside help for the first time in its nine-decade history.<p>Corruption scandals, sluggish growth, failure to curb gang violence and …

World News

Venezuela's Maduro keeps eye on prize - 2018 presidential vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Just months ago, with crowds of protesters baying on the streets for the resignation of the “dictator” and “murderer,” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked like a goner.<p>FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro talks to the media during a news conference at …

Venezuela

Odebrecht Case Casts Shadow Across Ecuador as Trial Begins

Ecuador’s National Court, the country’s highest, on Friday kicked off the trial of Vice President Jorge Glas and eight others accused of corruption …

Is Peru's place at the World Cup at risk? Fifa warns South American nation over government meddling

FIFA has reminded the Peruvian soccer federation of rules prohibiting interference by national governments, one week after the South American country …

FIFA

Mexico Revokes Monsanto's Permit to Market GMO Soy in Seven States

Monsanto has lost its permit to commercialize genetically modified (GMO) soy in seven Mexican states, Reuters reported.<p>Mexico's agriculture …

Agriculture