South America


Argentina Recovering From Deadly Storm (+Photos)

April 5, 2013, 3:05 pm

The death toll rose to 57 in Argentina after strong storms with heavy rain flooded areas of Buenos Aires and La Plata capital district.

Brazil’s Soybean Exports Set Back by Transportation Bottlenecks

April 1, 2013, 1:39 am

Although Brazil’s soybean production reached record levels this year, port congestions are impeding exports of soybean as producers fear losing international markets.

Doctor 300 Deaths: Brazil Investigates Doctor For 300 Killings

March 27, 2013, 10:53 pm

Doctor 300 deaths: Brazilian authorities are accusing a doctor for seven deaths, but suspect that 300 others might have also been killed.

3,000 Feet Above Rio, Tightropers Walk Without Fear (+Video)

March 26, 2013, 6:44 pm

3,000 feet above Rio: In the air 3,000 feet above the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, four Americans effortlessly walked on a thin nylon line.

Shark Species Added to the List of Protected Species

March 25, 2013, 10:25 am

The world’s major international wildlife conference approved a proposal to regulate international trade of sharks in a historic move as the conference wrapped up in Bangkok [...]

Melon-Headed Whale Dies After Beaching Self in Trinidad

March 15, 2013, 2:34 pm

Melon-headed whale dies: After beaching itself several times in Trinidad, a rare melon-headed whale died.

Six Killed: Bar Shooting in Cancun

March 15, 2013, 10:53 am

Six killed bar shooting: Gunmen sprayed a Cancun bar with bullets, leaving six killed. Authorities are trying to find a motive for the shooting.

Rio Upgrades Anti-Doping Lab in Preparation of World Cup, Olympics

March 13, 2013, 12:52 am

Construction is set to begin to revamp Brazil’s only World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory in preparation for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer [...]

U.S. Expels Venezuelan Diplomats in Retaliation

March 11, 2013, 8:50 pm

U.S. expels Venezuelan diplomats: Just more than a week after Hugo Chavez’s death, the U.S expelled two Venezuelan diplomats, declaring them “persona non grata.”

Chavez Cause of Death Was an Apparent Heart Attack, Report Says

March 7, 2013, 10:41 pm

A massive heart attack was what killed Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez this week, a report said.

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