South America

Is this the world’s scariest vacation picture?

This couple’s holiday photos is a bit of a cliffhanger.<p>More than 1,100 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, Marcelle Rangel da Cunha smiles as her fiancé …

Christ the Redeemer

Watch: Millennials say Venezuela is doing a great job of handling income inequality

Documentarian Ami Horowitz recently interviewed millennials about income equality, and how it should be handled in the U.S.<p>Not only did the millennials say that income equality was one of their top issues, they said Venezuela was the example that the United States should follow on how to deal with …

Venezuela

Venezuela's Little League team halts celebration to console opposing pitcher

The Little League World Series remains a paragon of sportsmanship and that shined through on Monday night when Venezuela paused their celebration to console the opposing Dominican Republic pitcher after winning on a walk-off triple.<p>While his team jumped around, Venezuela manager noticed Edward …

Sports

Brazil Looks to Unload Decrepit Olympic Facilities, Yet Again

Brazil will try once more to rid itself of part of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park, after the city government failed to find a buyer last year, …

Rio De Janeiro

Nicolas Maduro asks Pope Francis to help avert US invasion

The embattled Nicolas Maduro has urged Pope Francis to "help us prevent Trump from sending troops" to Venezuela. Meanwhile, Vatican representative …

Venezuela

Venezuela ex-prosecutor heads to Brazil defying arrest | Miami Herald

Venezuela’s former chief prosecutor — who says she has proof of corruption at the highest levels of the socialist administration — traveled to Brazil …

Venezuela

Venezuela seeks arrest warrant for prosecutor

<b>Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says he is seeking an international arrest warrant for the former attorney general, Luisa Ortega Diaz, who fled the country last week.</b><p>Mr Maduro said Mrs Ortega and her husband had been involved in serious crimes.<p>The couple face court action in Venezuela which …

Venezuela

Venezuela-U.S. relations at lowest point ever - Maduro

CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Relations between Caracas and Washington are at their lowest point ever, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday in a speech at the presidential palace for international media that was televised to the nation.<p>"Unfortunately we are in the worst moment of the …

Venezuela

Missed the Solar Eclipse? Here's Where You Can See the Next Six

Many folks were left in awe as a total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Monday, August 21. Everyone within the mainland U.S. was …

Buenos Aires

Fintechs target Brazilian banks’ fat margins

Colombian entrepreneur David Vélez got the inspiration for his São Paulo-based online-only credit card company Nubank a few years ago after becoming …

São Paulo

Angolans Start Voting in Election That Ends Dos Santos Rule

Angolans began voting in an election that will bring about the first leadership change in almost four decades for Africa’s second-biggest oil …

Business

Brazil signals sale of controlling stake in Eletrobras

Shares in Latin America’s biggest electricity generator, Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras, or Eletrobras, soared more than 46 per cent on Tuesday after …

Brazil

Antofagasta CEO says copper's bullish run not over yet

Antofagasta (OTC:ANFGF +2.3%) CEO Ivan Arriagada has been surprised by copper’s surge to a three-year high but thinks prices for the metal can …

Business

Alstom signs first main line signalling contract in Argentina

ARGENTINA: Alstom announced on August 22 that it had signed its first contract to supply main line signalling equipment in Argentina, a €10m deal to …

Buenos Aires

Costillas de Cerdo: South American Style Grilled Pork Ribs

• 11 hrs 30 mins<br>• Prep: 8 hrs,<br>• Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins<br>• Yield: Up to 4 servings<p>Ratings<p>By Marian Blazes<p>Updated 08/21/17<p>print<p>Pork ribs are a popular addition to …

BBQ

With political turmoil raging back home, L.A.'s Venezuelan community shows solidarity from abroad

Eleazar Saldivia is still bitter at the turn of events that led him from a career as a federal criminal judge in Venezuela to driving for Uber in Los Angeles.<p>But he doesn’t regret the decision to leave his life and home behind.<p>In 2013, Saldivia began a trial in which he sentenced four policemen to …

Venezuela

Panama to require visa for Venezuelans amid crisis | Miami Herald

Panama's president says his country will begin requiring an entry visa for Venezuelans beginning in October as their homeland slips deeper into …

Venezuela

Jose Eduardo dos Santos era ends as polls open in Angola

Voting is underway in Angola, where Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year reign is coming to an end. His MPLA party, however, is expected to stay in …

Brazil

Sarah Michelle Gellar documents her colourful trip to Peru

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar recently travelled to Peru in search of “the world’s best chocolate.” Though many know the star from her role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gellar has a passion for sustainable food production. Together with longtime friends Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman, she runs …

Travel

Venezuela asks pope for help against potential US military intervention

Maduro fronted the press at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas on Tuesday and addressed the nation's poor relationship with the United States and asked …

Venezuela

Top Prosecutor to Use New Testimony in Bid to Open Investigation into Brazil’s Temer

<b>Brasilia:</b> The office of Brazil’s prosecutor general plans to use an entrepreneur’s testimony in a new plea bargain deal to build up an investigation …

Brazil

Here's What You Can do With Those Leftover Eclipse Glasses

You bought the appropriate glasses to wear during the solar eclipse, but what are you going to do with them now that the event is over? Here's your answer.<p>If you had plans to view the solar eclipse, you probably shelled out more than you ever imagined paying for a pair of one-use-only cardboard …

Parenting

Uruguay Finds No Banks for the Bongs

The country's legalization of the cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana runs afoul of the U.S. Treasury.<p>Understated and simpatico, former Uruguayan president Jose Mujica isn't easily rattled. Just don't mess with his reefer.<p>That was the message from Montevideo last week when a state-owned …

Uruguay

10 Things to do in Bariloche, Argentina

Our trip to Bariloche was just the fourth city we traveled to on our ‘Round the World journey (after Montevideo, Punta del Diablo and Buenos Aires). …

Argentina

Buenos Aires True Salt 2017 Results

Buenos Aires True Salt 2017 Results<p>/ August 22, 2017 at 9:09 PM / eSports Coverage, Gaming, Gaming News<p>Buenos Aires True Salt 2017 in Buenos Aires, …

Buenos Aires

Missed the US solar eclipse? Start planning a trip to South America in 2019

Monday’s solar eclipse was a veritable phenomenon, with the celestial event bringing people all around North America together to watch it happen in what is being called the most-observed eclipse in history.<p>But naturally, while some people were lucky enough to get a glimpse, there were also people …

Travel

Venezuela Is Ready for Further U.S. Sanctions, Maduro Says

President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuela’s authoritarian regime is prepared for additional retaliation from the U.S., one of the crisis-torn nation’s …

Venezuela

Maduro to use Interpol to pursue Ortega

Veneuzela’s president is to ask Interpol to issue an a red alert for the arrest of his former attorney general Luisa Ortega Diaz on corruption grounds.<p>Ortega and her lawmaker husband fled to Colombia last Friday after alleging “political persecution”. They’ve now moved on to Brazil.<p>Both countries …

Juan Manuel Santos

'I'm lucky to be alive today' - Irish solicitor calls for law change after cycling smash

Cahir O'Higgins (42) has shared a photo of his injuries and called for a law change to protect vulnerable cyclists on Irish and European roads.<p>The …

Chile

Bumpy Times in Brazil, but Hedge Funds Boom

RIO DE JANEIRO — After more than a decade as an asset manager for large multinational banks, a Brazilian, Márcio Appel, wanted to make it on his own. The political and economic upheaval in his country was not going to deter him.<p>Even on the heels of a new scandal erupting in May that rocked the …

Brazil