South America Timeline

Ecuador To Decriminalize All Illegal Drugs?

Coast Guard Seizes 28,000 Lbs Of Cocaine During 18 Interdictions

Ecuador is making plans for an historic ammendment to decriminalize all illegal drugs. Ecuador is hoping that move will stem the country’s massive prison problem. The bill’s author, Carlos Velasco, chair of the Ecuadorian congress’ Commission of the Right to Health, stated “treating the drug phenomenon in a repressive way, as was done in the… Read more »

Prosecutor Found Dead: Was He Murdered Over Cover-Up Allegations Against President?

Did Prosecutor Kill Himself

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his heavily-guarded luxury apartment on Sunday. Hours earlier, the 51-year-old had accused Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, and other key officials of working closely with Iran to stage a cover-up. According to the deceased prosecutor, the government was behind the subversion of a probe… Read more »

Earthquake In Ecuador Kills 2 Near Equator

2 dead, 8 injured in Quito Ecuador

A moderately sized earthquake rumbled Quito, Ecuador yesterday, leaving at least two dead and eight injured. At 2:58 pm, as the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports, the ground trembled for just under a minute, causing buildings to sway and rattle as the 5.1 quake caused mudslides and dust clouds. Centered 14 miles northeast of… Read more »

Previously Uncontacted Tribe Now Carrying Flu

Despite Precautions, Flu Virus Is Uncontained

For a previously uncontacted tribe in Brazil, a worst case scenario might be unfolding. Anthropologists and medical researchers feared what could happen if an unknown band of Indians made contact with the outside world, and now, one of those fears has been realized. Members of the newly-met group have contracted the flu virus and slipped… Read more »

Forced Out Of The Rainforest

Uncontacted Tribe Is a Thriving Healthy Community When Their Land Is Preserved

Out of the rainforest they’ve come, asking for food and clothes. On June 29, they approached a local environmental protection group for help, speaking an unknown language and using animal sounds to express emotions. It was the first time anyone in Brazil had officially made contact with an isolated Indian tribe for twenty years. For… Read more »

Meet Claudia Ochoa Felix: The Most Dangerous Woman In The World

Claudia Ochoa Felix Dangerous

Gentlemen, Claudia Ochoa Felix is the type of woman your mother warned you about! Why? For starter’s, this 27-year-old Kim Kardashian lookalike reportedly just took over Los Ántrax, a hit squad that carries out executions on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel. Plus, according to the Telegraph, Claudia Felix carries a custom pink AK47. Last but… Read more »

Nicaragua Earthquake 2014: Tsunami Warning Not Issued

Nicaragua Earthquake 2014: Tsunami Warning Not Issued

Nicaragua’s earthquake felt earlier today registered as a 6.1 magnitude quake on the scale but, based upon the location of the earthquake, it apparently was not necessary to issue a tsunami warning. In a related report by The Inquisitr, some wondered whether Peru’s volcanic eruption could be linked to the earthquakes in Chile, and similar… Read more »

Second Major Earthquake Hits Chile At Magnitude 7.8 [BREAKING]

chile earthquake 2nd

Just a day after a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Chile near Iquique, the coastal area of the South American nation was once again rocked by an earthquake, this one measuring 7.8. The first quake, which generated a tsunami and resulted in the death of six and damage along the coastline,… Read more »

Panama Earthquake 2014: Tsunami Warning Risk Higher After Chile Aftershock?

Panama Earthquake 2014: Tsunami Warning Risk Higher After Chile Aftershock?

An earthquake hit Panama earlier today after the South American country was already under a tsunami warning. Considering that this new tremor was only a 5.8 magnitude it’s possible it’s related to the Chilean earthquake felt further down along the South American coastline. In a related report by The Inquisitr, the 8.2 magnitude Chile earthquake… Read more »

Chile Lifts Tsunami Warning, Six Killed In 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake

chile earthquake coastline

The Tsunami warning for Chile, Peru, and Ecuador following the 8.2 earthquake that rattled the northern city of Iquique has been lifted. At least six people were killed when buildings collapsed on them or they suffered from heart attacks during the massive quake late Tuesday evening local time. The Chilean government has declared Tarapaca, Arica,… Read more »

Chile: Bachelet Wins Presidency, Aims To End Inequality

michelle bachelet-wins-presidency

Chile welcomes Michelle Bachelet for the second time as the narrow country’s newest president following an unpopular presidency by outgoing Sebastian Pinera, reports BBC. Bachelet served her first term as president in 2006 but was barred by Chile’s constitution to run for a second consecutive term. In 2013, she filed her candidacy under the Socialist… Read more »

United States Expells Three Venezuelan Diplomats Amid Increasing Tensions


The United States expelled three Venezuelan diplomats in response to a similar move by President Nicolas Maduro who threw out three American embassy staff members accused of inciting violence in protests that have so far killed at least 13 people. Thousands of demonstrators, including students have taking to the streets of the capital, Caracas, to… Read more »

Costa Rica Warns Tourists From Visiting Poas Volcano


Costa Rica was shaken Tuesday afternoon by an eruption of the Poas Volcano. In an article published shortly after the eruption, New York Daily News relayed warnings from Costa Rica officials saying that approaching the active volcano might pose potential problems for tourists and travelers. Eruptions of the Costa Rica volcano are common but dangerous,… Read more »