RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

South America

A collection of news and information related to South America published by this site and its partners.

Top South America Articles see all

Displaying items 1-5
  • Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

    Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup
    MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle of the jungle.
  • Louis Bayard's 'Roosevelt's Beast' is a diverting expedition

    Louis Bayard's 'Roosevelt's Beast' is a diverting expedition
    As even the most casual student of American history knows, Theodore Roosevelt was a larger-than-life figure. Besides being our 26th president, he was an outdoorsman, an explorer, a historian and a war hero. T.R.'s adventures on the campaign trail, the...

    Venezuela says two mayors face charges of failing to maintain order

    Venezuela says two mayors face charges of failing to maintain order
    CARACAS, Venezuela – In signs of a crackdown on protests that have paralyzed parts of Venezuela for three weeks, President Nicolas Maduro’s government said Thursday that two mayors faced charges of neglecting their duties, and it issued an...

    Scientists solve mystery of mass whale graveyard in Chile

    Scientists solve mystery of mass whale graveyard in Chile
    Scientists have uncloaked the mystery of an ancient fossilized graveyard of dozens of whales lying side by side with bizarre, walrus-faced dolphins and swimming sloths. The fossils, unearthed about three years ago during a road-widening project in...

    Foreign travel: State Department renews Colombia warning

    1. The State Department this month renewed its warning on Colombia, noting that people travel safely to the South American country but that "violence linked to narco-trafficking continues to affect some rural areas and parts of large cities." 2. The...