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South American road trip, in photos Special

I've always wanted to set off on the Mother of All Roadtrips, starting in northern Alaska and driving all the way down to the tip of South America.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Scientists discover new tigrina wild cat species in Brazil

During a study of three wild cat species descendant from the genus Leopardus living in Central and South America, scientists accidentally found that the northeastern and southeastern Tigrinas are different species – not different populations.
In the Media by Jessica Zuzierla - 1 comment

Paul McCartney plays impromptu gig from back of truck

London - Sir Paul McCartney gave an impromptu concert from the back of a truck in London's Covent Gardens Friday afternoon during the lunchtime rush.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Brazilian crime gang threatens terror attacks at soccer World Cup

Rio De Janeiro - A notorious Brazilian crime syndicate issued threats, Tuesday, to disrupt next year’s soccer World Cup finals, hosted by Brazil, by launching terror-style attacks. It also threatened disruption of next year’s Brazilian presidential election.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Paraguayan bus drivers crucify themselves to get jobs

Luque - Eight bus drivers from Paraguay have nailed themselves to wooden crosses to protest their recent job losses. They were fired from their jobs at the Vanguardia bus company in July.
In the Media by Kirstin Stokes Smith - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Argentina President Kirchner goes to bed with terrorists

Buenos Aires - The United States is starting to get concerned about the developing relationship between Iran and Argentina according to reports in The Washington Post Tuesday.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Paraguay poised to elect conservative president

Asunci - Horacio Cartes of the Colorado Party appears headed for victory in presidential elections in Paraguay. The Colorado Party was headed by the former strongman of Paraguay Alfredo Stroessner for 35 years.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Yellow Alert for increase in seismic activity in northern Chile

Antofagasta - Yellow Alert was declared on Friday 5 for the town of San Pedro de Atacama, in the Antofagasta Region of Chile, because of the increase in seismic activity at the Láscar Volcano, the most active stratovolcano in the northern Chilean Andes.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

Falkland (Malvinas) Islands holding vote over political status

Port Stanley - The Falkland Islanders began voting on Sunday 10 in a referendum to decide whether they want to remain an overseas territory of Britain; the voting will continue today, amid tensions with Argentina over the sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 10 comments

Preview: 'Landfill Harmonic', music from a Paraguay slum

A preview for an upcoming documentary, "Landfill Harmonic", about Cateura, a slum in Paraguay situated on a landfill, where residents create music from the trash and have started "The Recycled Orchestra."
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: 'Pepe' Mujica — Definitely not your average politician

Montevideo - José Mujica, president of Uruguay, has been described as the world’s poorest and most generous political leader; he donates about 90% of his salary to charities, lives in a modest house at his wife’s flower farm, and drives a 1987 VW Beetle.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 15 comments

Review: 7 Boxes a thrilling fun film with surprising twists Special

Toronto - A delivery boy in a Paraguayan market is the highlight of 7 Boxes, debuting at the Toronto International Festival Market. His wild ride serves as the suspenseful engine for a film that should earn widespread distribution.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg

UPDATE: Paraguayan president dismissed over peasants’ massacre

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo could be removed from his post today by an impeachment trial supported by allies and opponents after a bloody clash between police and peasants sent his government into a political crisis.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment

3 Wheels, 2 brothers, 1 Mission: Around the world in a Tuk Tuk Special

Mayenne - The French department of Mayenne, in north west France, was this week the test-bed in preparation for a unique and ambitious attempt by two brothers to travel 45000 kilometers circumnavigating the globe in a tuk-tuk.
Digital Journal Report by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Cameron blames Argentina of ‘colonialism’ over Falkland/Malvinas

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron accused Argentina of "colonialism" because of its insistence on reclaiming the Falkland/Malvinas and announced that he had convened the National Security Council of his country to address the situation of the islands.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Hitler didn’t commit suicide, claims British journalist

British journalist Gerrard Williams says he’s found evidence that Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun didn’t die in their Berlin bunker as generally believed, but escaped to Argentina where he died in 1962.
In the Media by Steffan Ileman - 20 comments

Netflix's streaming service available in Mexico, Latin America Special

Netflix has been the largest Internet movie and TV series subscription/mail order service since 1997. Today, its online streaming is being launched in Latin America and the Caribbean for unlimited DVDs, movies and television shows.
Digital Journal Report by Nancy Houser

Op-Ed: US Dollar, Bonds to Benefit from Debt Downgrade

In the short term, both the US dollar and US Treasury bonds may actually benefit from the downgrade of the US debt and react to panic buying.
In the Media by Sam Vaknin

Photo essay: A point of three countries by the waterfalls Special

In the heart of South American continent, three countries: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay share a tourist gem of unprecedented beauty in the entire world. Its glory and might can bring a vertigo effect to those who can see it for the first time.
Digital Journal Report by Joseph Boltrukiewicz - 7 comments

South American winter starts with a severe cold snap

Sweltering temperatures have been the bane of British Columbia, Canada and Russia, where the heat wave is helping fan the flames of monstrous forest fires. But in South America, a freak cold snap has killed at least a dozen people.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 6 comments
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