South America

China’s Bailing Out Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime. That’s Got to Stop.

Things are so bad under the Maduro regime in Caracas, it’s hard to figure out how it survives. Until you look at the bucks coming in from Beijing.<p>Socialist solidarity appears to be alive and well; Karl Marx would be oh so proud. China, whose one-party system has managed to successfully open up much …

Venezuela

Venezuelan troops invaded Colombia this week. But just a little bit.

A group of about 60 Venezuelan soldiers crossed the border into Colombia this week, set up camp on a banana plantation and flew their national flag for a few days, an incident Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called “a totally unacceptable” violation of national sovereignty.<p>Santos said …

Juan Manuel Santos

26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

Ancient History

Buenos Aires in Three Days — The Discoveries Of

<b>Buenos Aires is a thriving city and should be on the high on any urbanite’s visit to South America. It’s a hectic mix of old and new, stately days</b> …

Argentina

Brazil thrash Uruguay to close on World Cup place as Argentina edge past Chile

• Paulinho scores hat-trick as table-toppers Brazil win 4-1 in Montevideo • Lionel Messi penalty earns 1-0 win to lift Argentina into third place<p>Brazil were not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, as Tite’s side outclassed second-placed Uruguay to …

Uruguay

14 countries call on Venezuela to hold early elections

The countries warn that Venezuela would face suspension from the OAS if it fails to do so.<p>A group of 14 countries have called on the Venezuelan …

Venezuela

Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian official said a four-day incursion by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the troubled South American nation.<p>Some 60 Venezuelan soldiers crossed the border into Colombia Monday night and raised their national flag in a camp …

Juan Manuel Santos

Rich-world agricultural subsidies ensure coca leaves are Colombia's only viable cash crop

With the shambolic FARC peace deal finally in place, the Colombian government is hoping to shift the country's farmers from Colombia's major cash …

Agriculture

Brazil vs. Uruguay highlights: Paulinho nets long rocket goal in World Cup Qualifying

This was quite the strike from the former Tottenham man<p><i>Download the CBS Sports App today and get the latest scores, standings and schedules from the most popular soccer leagues around the world!</i><p>We have a contender for top goal during the international break. In Brazil’s World Cup Qualifying match …

Uruguay

OAS Chief Raises Pressure on Venezuelan Government

Back when he was foreign minister of tiny, left-leaning Uruguay, Luis Almagro praised Venezuela’s Socialist government for being in the vanguard of a continent that was largely leftist and anti-globalization.<p>Now, as secretary-general of the Organization of American States, Mr. Almagro is lobbying …

Venezuela

Bauza deems Argentina isn't 'Messi-dependent' after victory over Chile

Part of Edgardo Bauza's baptism as Argentina's manager involved persuading Lionel Messi to continue playing for La Albiceleste. El Paton clearly …

Soccer

Cool lob by Neymar against Uruguay

<b>Brazil's Neymar runs onto long pass from Joao Miranda, and then produces an exquisite lob over the Uruguay goalkeeper.</b><p>Neymar finishes in fine style against Uruguay.

Soccer

Rodriguez's Strike Earns Colombia 1-0 Victory Over Bolivia In World Cup South American Zone Qualifiers

A late strike from James Rodriguez handed Colombia a barely deserved 1-0 victory over Bolivia in their World Cup South American zone qualifier here …

Soccer

Venezuela's Fuel Shortage Is Getting Worse - Bloomberg

Venezuela’s state oil company was rushing to replenish gasoline supplies in various neighborhoods of Caracas on Thursday morning as drivers lined up …

Oil

Brazil Meat Scandal Creates Opening for Competitors

Brazil’s tainted-meat scandal is driving up cattle prices and creating an opening for competitors in the U.S. and elsewhere that struggled to match the South American nation’s low production costs.<p>The European Union and countries including China have banned imports from Brazil or companies there …

Brazil

Chile heads for first recession since 2009

Chile, so long the poster child for economic orthodoxy in the emerging world, looks set to enter its first recession...

Chile

5 Breathtaking Days in Torres del Paine National Park:

As we made our way up the final stretch of the steep, gravel path, I gasped. There they stood, the mysterious, magnificent Torres del Paine, glowing …

Latin America

Brazil: A sophisticated house in the middle of the mountain

The house on the mountain<p>Initially, the owners of Casa Mororo wanted to build it on top of a rugged hill, 180 kilometers from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The …

Architecture

Oil Prices: So Long OPEC, American Gas And Oil Exploration - North And South - Is Expanding

<i>Original Post</i><p><i>By Stuart Burns</i><p>The <b>Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries,</b> in general, and Saudi Arabia, in particular, have done the U.S. oil …

Oil

Venezuela begins republishing key economic indicator after hiatus

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Thursday re-started publishing a key economic indicator - money supply - after an unexplained month-long break.<p>The datapoint is important given the dearth of information about inflation and economic growth in the midst of a crisis involving soaring prices and food …

Venezuela

New breeding area in Bolivia offers hope for wild macaws on the brink

A recent expedition in Bolivia by the conservation group Asociación Armonía, revealed a wonderful surprise for the future of the rare blue-throated …

Bolivia

A Visual Record of Venezuela's Collapse

VIEW GALLERY | 16 PHOTOS<p>Raul Martinez, who has little medication for his schizophrenia, takes a nap under his bed at the state-run Pampero Psych<p>... …

Venezuela

Mateo Kingman’s “Sendero Del Monte” Video Is An Ecuadorian Hip-Hop Odyssey

His new album Respira is out on August 12 on AYA Records<p>When Mateo Kingman spoke with The FADER last year, the Ecuadorian musician laid out his …

Music

Powerful photos show the scale of the floods and landslides across Peru

At least 84 people have been killed been killed in floods and landslides caused by El Nino storms wreaking havoc across Peru. About half of the …

Climate

World Cup qualifying: Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, Italy, USA

<b>World Cup qualifying for the 2018 finals in Russia continues over the next few days.</b><p>As the home nations and the Republic of Ireland prepare for their games, BBC Sport takes a look at some of the stories from elsewhere in the world...<p>This content will not work on your device, please check Javascript …

Bolivia

Peruvian police seize 1,417 kilos of Messi-branded cocaine

Argentina's battle against Chile stands out above the rest of Thursday's 2018 World Cup qualifiers in South America, but Lionel Messi found himself …

Latin America

(Video) Coutinho's dribble for Brazil v Uruguay goes viral

Coutinho is now one of the first names on Brazil’s team-sheet, which is a huge compliment considering the wealth of attackers at his country’s …

Uruguay

5 New Stunning National Parks Are Coming to Chile

From the sand dunes of the Atacama Desert to the massive glaciers of Tierra del Fuego, Chile is 75,610,200 hectares of breathtaking natural beauty. …

Adventure Travel

Five things we learned as Messi ensures vital win for Argentina against Chile

The marathon that is South American qualification has entered the final stretch and Argentina significantly boosted their chances of reaching the …

Soccer

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and Caribbean that were published …

Latin America