South America

Archaeologists and astronomers solve the mystery of Chile's Stonehenge

Growing up on the edge of the Atacama desert in northern Chile, Jimena Cruz was often made to feel ashamed of her indigenous identity.<p>On visits to nearby petroglyphs, her father would explain their history, while her mother situated them in legend. “I always had this relationship between the …

World News

How Venezuela Became China's Money Pit

The world oil market is notoriously quick to react to headlines, but a seemingly significant one last week from the owner of the world’s largest reserves didn’t cause so much as a blip.<p>According to reports, all from Venezuelan authorities, the China Development Bank earlier this month pledged …

Venezuela

Taking a new, ‘non-lazy’ way to old Machu Picchu

On a ceaselessly scenic rail line that flowed like a vein toward the heart of the Inca mountain empire, Kilometer Marker 104 did not look like …

Machu Picchu

Argentina freezes assets of suspected Hezbollah fundraising network

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — In a first, Argentina’s government targeted a Hezbollah fundraising network in the northern Triple Frontier with …

Jewish Culture

Why Peru is your next foodie destination

It's hard to get a bad meal in Lima, the Peruvian capital — even late-night eateries serve fresh, flavoursome food. At Cafe Cafe in Miraflores I …

Lifestyle (UK)

5 Considerations for Hiking the Inca Trail.

At the top of the bucket lists of thousands of travelers around the world is hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This is a historical route as it …

Hiking

Linde sells U.S. antitrust assets for $3.3 billion to Messer, CVC

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Linde (LING.DE) said on Monday it would fetch $3.3 billion from selling assets to a consortium of German gases firm Messer and buyout group CVC in a deal to secure antitrust clearance for its planned $87 billion merger with U.S. group Praxair (PX.N).<p>Linde said last …

Antitrust Laws

Netflix’s first Brazilian sitcom ‘Samantha!’ nails celebrity culture

With <i>Samantha!</i>, its first Brazilian sitcom, Netflix continues to make significant strides into the South American market. The title character …

TV

Financial forum: Virtual currencies need close monitoring

An international forum on financial regulation say virtual currencies such as bitcoin do not pose a threat to global stability but require "vigilant …

News (U.S.)

Boys from Argentina's slums dream big through cricket

Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS) Young boys have long regarded football as a way out of poverty in Argentina's slums, but in recent years, thousands have …

Buenos Aires

Venezuelan cash is almost worthless, but also scarce

VENEZUELAN hawkers on the border with Colombia call it “money art”. The handbags, purses and hats they sell are made from nearly new Venezuelan …

Venezuela

Soccer: Sampaoli stands down as Argentina coach after World Cup failure

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Jorge Sampaoli has left his position as Argentina coach after a disappointing World Cup in which the South Americans were eliminated in the last 16 by eventual champions France.<p>"The Argentine Football Association and the ex-coach of the national team Jorge Sampaoli today …

Soccer

Edmonton engineering students build bridge in Bolivia

A small community in Bolivia has a new stone and concrete bridge after the help of several Edmonton engineering students.University of Alberta …

Engineering

The Five Best Hikes in Medellin, Colombia

Medellin has become one of the hottest cities to visit in Latin America, in part due to its stunning nature. These five hikes are some of the best …

Hiking

Argentina’s currency crisis is far from over

ON A residential street corner in Buenos Aires, Van Koning Market sells imported beers to the city’s well-heeled. Since it opened in June last year …

Economy

Iraq protests: Two killed, dozens hurt as unrest spreads in south

The gates to Iraq's port of Umm Qasr re-opened Monday after being forced shut during days of protests across the south of the country over unemployment and poor government services.<p>Three officials said activities resumed at the port near the southern city of Basra after negotiations with protesters.<p>…

Middle East

Jorge Sampaoli: Argentina 'mutually agree' to terminate manager's contract

Argentina and manager Jorge Sampaoli have "mutually agreed" to terminate his contract in the wake of the team's disappointing 2018 World Cup campaign.

Soccer

25 survivors of Spanish shipwreck reach ports in South America

Sixteen survivors, and the body of one deceased crew member, arrived in Montevideo on the Spanish-flagged fishing vessel Farruco, the spokesman, …

Spain

Where Colombian Rebels Once Ruled, Drug Gangs Now Fight for Control - WSJ

By<p>Juan Forero<p>YOKY RIDGE, Colombia—On a hilltop base shielded with sandbags, police sharpshooter Jose Diaz gazed into thick jungle as a fellow commando checked tripwires protecting the stronghold. A radioman listened in on the fighters they were battling.<p>“They’re always looking for the right moment …

Wall Street

Daniel Ortega is causing a bloodbath in Nicaragua

IT BEGAN three months ago with a protest against cuts in pensions decreed by Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s president. Now his Central American country …

Venezuela

$1.8 million estate battle: Cecilia Haddad may have been married when she died

A lawyer representing Ms Haddad's family said a document from Brazil was being translated that could shed light on how far through the process they …

Wales

La Paz's colorful cable car system: no traffic and a great view

LA PAZ (AFP) -<p>"Now I'm going to get to work faster!" exulted a smiling Rosa Lima, 52, one of the first passengers on a new cable car line in La Paz that reaches into the heart of the Bolivian capital.<p>Draped in a bright orange blanket typically worn by indigenous people here, Rosa says she lives in …

Public Sector

Here are the shocks, flops, stars and disappointments from Russia 2018

IT was the most unpredictable of World Cups, but that also made it one of the most thrilling.<p>European heavyweights Germany, Spain and Portugal made …

Soccer

BREAKING NEWS: Argentina dismiss Sampaoli after chaotic World Cup

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced Jorge Sampaoli will not continue as national team head coach following a chaotic World Cup.<p>A …

FIFA World Cup

10 killed in fresh Nicaragua clashes

Managua, July 16 (IANS) Ten people were killed and over dozens others injured in clashes in Nicaragua between security forces and anti-government …

Human Rights

World U20 Championships women high jump

The expected high jump duel between Karyna Taranda of Belarus and Maria Fernanda Murillo became a three-way battle when Ireland’s Sommer Lecky jumped …

IAAF

Stockholm Odenplan reopens after escalator scare

Two of the Swedish capital's busiest stations closed on Friday after an escalator lost control a few days earlier and started running at speed in the …

Sweden

Tau's absence not affecting Downs

Tau is not with Sundowns as they prepare to take on Togolese outfit AS Togo-Port at Stade Gerenal Eyadema in Lome in a group stage match on Tuesday …

Soccer

Renault first

<b>Laurence Frost</b><b><br>Reuters</b><p>PARIS -- Renault increased vehicle sales by 9.8 percent to a new record in the first half, the French automaker said in <b>a</b> …

Renault

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