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  • South American prison deaths tied to overcrowding, official says

     
    An outbreak of prison deaths in South America has spurred United Nations human rights officials to speak up, saying the violence is tied to shoddy prison conditions and rampant overcrowding. At least eight inmates have been killed in the last two weeks in...
  • Why Argentina, Britain and Sean Penn care about the Falklands

     
    The fury over the Falkland Islands can seem strange to outsiders and even to Argentines and Brits themselves. Argentine writer Jose Luis Borges once described the Falklands conflict as “a fight between two bald men over a comb.”...
  • Sean Penn stokes Falklands furor; critic says his films are 'turkeys'

     
    Sean Penn makes more comments about the Falklands, saying it's "unthinkable" that Britain deployed Prince William to the disputed territory. Critics fire back, saying his films are "turkeys."...
  • The week in Latin America: Don't cross this union boss

     
    Here are stories that made top headlines this week in Latin America, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Poverty grows in Mexico Mexico's government and political class struggled to come...
  • The week in Latin America: Cattle vs. soybeans

     
    Here are stories that made headlines this week in Latin America, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Suit dismissed in Border Patrol shooting A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking...
  • Do lagers have South American roots?

     
    Eryn Brown reports that scientists searching for the origins of the special yeasts needed to make lager beers turned up an intriguing clue recently -- a type of wild yeast that is 95% identical to the hybrid commercial yeast used today. So, how did it get...
  • U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal suffers cramping at press conference

     
    After a straight set win over David Nalbandian in the third round of the U.S. Open Sunday, defending champion and second-seeded Rafael Nadal conducted a press conference in English and was deep into his Spanish portion when Nadal put his hands over his...
  • Toms' next chapter: Sunglasses

     
    This post has been updated since its original publication. Hand-painted, colorful striped sunglasses. That's the second chapter of Toms Shoes' one-for-one business. "With every pair purchased, Toms will give someone sight," said Toms founder Blake...
  • Chile volcano keeps spewing ash, grounding flights across South America

     
    The Puyehue volcano on the border between Chile and Argentina continued to spew ash over the Andes and Patagonia regions of South America on Tuesday. The eruption is now entering its 11th day and shows no sign of stopping. Flights were grounded from...
  • Second-seeded Kim Clijsters withdraws from Wimbledon

     
    Not long after the Wimbledon seedings were announced Wednesday, the women's field was shaken up as No. 2 seed Kim Clijsters of Belgium withdrew a day after injuring her right foot at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands. "At this......
  • Son of British vet of Falkland Islands war becomes a citizen of Argentina

     
    The son of a British veteran of the 1982 Falkland Islands war has become a citizen of Argentina, stoking tensions in the two nations' still-smoldering political dispute over the islands in the South Atlantic. Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de...