Mysterious Treasure And Jewelry Is Washing Up On A Small Beach In Venezuela

Jewelry and other precious artifacts have been washing ashore on a small beach in Venezuela, bringing hope and joy to impoverished residents of its nearby town. According to The New York Times, the discovery was first made this past September by fisherman Yolman Lares. The 25-year-old said he saw something glisten in the sand while […]

Human Trafficking Raid In Brazil Frees 39 Slaves

Nearly 40 slaves have been rescued after being forced to work against their will in an illegal gold mine in Brazil. Modern day slavery remains a huge problem in many countries, and labor authorities have warned that the perpetrators are becoming more sophisticated in hiding their practices, despite human rights efforts. According to Al Jazeera, […]

U.S. Prepared To Lift Sanctions On Venezuela In Support Of New Transitional Government

The U.S. announced a plan to support a new political path within Venezuela on March 31, according to the Associated Press. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined a plan for a transitional government after Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition leader backed by the U.S., suggested a similar idea over the weekend. If the formation of […]

U.S. Charges Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro With International Drug Trafficking

On Thursday, March 26, the U.S. released indictments of drug crimes against the former president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, as well as 14 other current and former Venezuelan senior officials on the Department of Justice website. In addition to international drug trafficking, other charges include corruption, narco-terrorism, and carrying machine guns and other destructive […]

A Massive Prison Break Has 75 Former Inmates On The Run In South America

At least 75 members of one of Brazil‘s most notorious gangs have just escaped a Paraguayan prison. The inmates escaped by digging a massive tunnel that was long enough to get past the prison walls. Moreover, the complexity of the plan has essentially confirmed that a number of prison guards were in on the plot, […]

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Causing South American Unrest, As Riots Sweep Through The Continent

The U.S. is accusing the Russian Federation for the increase of riots that have been sweeping through South America. According to The New York Times, the State Department found that a high number of tweets inciting protests came from Twitter accounts based in Moscow. The findings come after Russia has been accused of trying to […]

Venezuelan Military Blocks US-Backed Aid From Entering The Country

The United States and Canada respectively pledged $20 million and $53 million in humanitarian aid to Venezuela in order to fulfill the promise made by the opposition leader and disputed Interim President Juan Guaido. Venezuela is suffering from crippling shortages of food and medicine, aggravated by American sanctions and the now-disputed President Nicolas Maduro’s haphazard […]

Bernie Sanders: ‘We Must Learn The Lessons Of The Past And Not Be In The Business Of Regime Change’

In a series of Twitter posts published Thursday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to back a coup in Venezuela. “We must learn the lessons of the past and not be in the business of regime change or supporting coups — as we have in Chile, Guatemala, Brazil & the DR. The […]

Mexico’s New Leftist Government Prepares Sale Of Former President’s Luxurious Plane

“We are selling all the planes and helicopters that the corrupt politicians used,” Mexico’s new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told the crowd gathered at a rally in the city of Xalapa, announcing the decision to put up former president’s luxurious plane for sale, Reuters reports. According to the news agency, the announcement prompted a […]

Brazil: Far-Right Candidate Outperforms Expectations

Brazil’s presidential election will be decided in a run-off between leftist Fernando Haddad and the right-winger Jair Bolsonaro, Reuters reports. Exceeding all expectations, Bolsonaro obtained 46.7 percent of the votes in Sunday’s first-round vote. Haddad, however, got only 28.37 percent. Bolsonaro, according to Haaretz, is known to speak fondly and nostalgically of Brazil’s military dictatorship, […]

200-Year-Old Brazilian Museum Goes Up In Flames, Losing Centuries Of Knowledge

Last night, Brazil’s National Museum caught fire, resulting in massive destruction. It has not been determined how the fire started, but the museum was engulfed in flames in a matter of hours. Photos of the disaster have been posted online, and historians around the world are mourning the loss of the building and its exhibits. […]

Brazil Saw 63,880 People Murdered In 2017, Breaking Its Own Record For Number Of Killings In A Single Year

Tensions in Brazil have run high in recent years, and the country’s rate of crime is following the same trend. Political corruption, economic recession, police strikes, and prison riots have been the center of attention since last year, and the dust of these chaotic events still hasn’t settled. In a new report, crime in Brazil […]

Ramba’s Flight: ‘The Last Circus Elephant Of Chile’ Is Looking For A Ride Home

For 40 years, poor Ramba the elephant spent her days working in the circus, first in Argentina and later in Chile. For the past six years, she has been the only elephant living at a roadside zoo. Elephants are extremely social creatures, meant to live in tight-knit family units, but Ramba has not seen nor […]

Salvador Allende And The U.S.-Backed Coup On The Other 9/11

The coup d’état that overthrew Salvador Allende and the world’s first democratically-elected Marxist government came nearly 30 years before the 9/11 that most Americans associate with the date. Yet Chile’s own 9/11 also holds a link with the United States. One that is, for most Chileans, a dark stain on relations between the two countries. […]

U.S. Military Says They Can’t Keep Up With The Amount Of Drugs Flowing Into The Country

For some time, it has been known that drugs from out of the United States have been flowing in managing to get away from the Coast Guard, and now it appears that the military or the U.S. cannot keep up with the amount. For years, drugs have been coming in from various places, mostly from […]

‘Pokemon Go’: Is Gen 2’s South America Region Exclusive The Only Geo-Exclusive?

There is already a confirmed Pokemon Go region-exclusive for South America, and it is one of the more popular generation 2 Pokemon. The question remains, though, is it the only region exclusive being added? Pokemon Go released the second generation of Pokemon into its digital world just a few days ago, and the huge throngs […]

Lenin Moreno Is The Last Bastion Of Latin America’s Left-Wing Pink Tide

Lenin Moreno came out with a triumphant 38 percent of the vote in the first round of Ecuador’s 2017 presidential elections on Sunday, just two points shy of the 40 percent that would have been required to make him president on the spot. Instead, Lenin will be continuing on the campaign trail for two more […]

Greyhound Racing Banned In Argentina, But One Politician Calls Decision ‘Fascist’

Argentina has banned greyhound racing, or carreras de galgos, with a new bill that was able to achieve relative unity in the deeply divided country’s Congress. On Thursday, Argentina’s lower house voted 132-17 to approve the bill which will put an end to greyhound racing in the country. The measure found near-universal support in the […]

Colombian Referendum News: Vote Rejects FARC Peace Deal

A historic Colombian referendum vote was rejected by Colombian citizens on Sunday, which would have ended the country’s decades-long struggle with its largest rebel militant group. The razor-thin defeat of the referendum leaves the future of the conflict tenuous and uncertain. The Colombian referendum would have ended a long, bitter conflict between the Colombian government […]

Salvador Allende: One Of Thousands Of Victims Of ‘The Other 9/11’

The coup d’etat that overthrew Salvador Allende and his Marxist government came nearly 30 years before the 9/11 that most Americans associate with the date. But even for Chile, it will always hold a certain link with the United States, and for most of them, it’s a negative one. Salvador was declared an enemy of […]

Dear ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Eva ‘Evita’ Peron Is Not From The Caribbean

Even though it pays homage to regal characters like Eva “Evita” Peron and Princess Diana, RuPaul’s Drag Race is, at its heart, a program about clashing with political correctness. As RuPaul has stated several times when the show was under attack, drag is a statement against the mainstream — along with all of the societal […]

Anonymous Targets Rio Olympics, Corrupt Officials For Ignoring Poverty, Child Prostitution

As the Rio Olympics captivate the world, Anonymous has been targeting official Brazilian websites associated with the games as an act of protest. Like many around the globe and in the city of Rio itself, Anonymous is standing against the government’s decision to take on the costly responsibility of hosting the games instead of addressing […]

Venezuela Food Crisis: More Than 123,000 People Cross Into Colombia For Food And Medicine

The Venezuela food crisis is continuing to grow, and this weekend, the government once again opened the border into Colombia. According to Canadian Business, more than 123,000 people took advantage and stocked up on food and medicine. A photo shows the depths of crisis in Venezuela. Tens of thousands stream across border to buy food. […]

Venezuela State Of Emergency: Country’s President Accuses U.S. Of Plotting To Topple Regime

President Nicolas Maduro declared a state of emergency in Venezuela on Friday, May 13. According to Maduro, the state of emergency, which was decreed to last for 60 days, was issued because of plots against Venezuela from within Venezuela and from the United States to “subvert him.” He didn’t specify details pertaining to the plots. […]

Ecuador Earthquake: Victims Identified And First Stories Arise As Death Toll Reaches 413

As the death toll from the devastating Ecuador earthquake reaches 413 — and is predicted only to rise — names of the Ecuador earthquake victims are being identified and the first stories arise now from the rubble of the 7.8 magnitude quake on Friday night. CNN reports that the death toll has risen to 413 […]

Bolivia Vs. Chile Part 2: Evo Morales Sues Over Water Rights Again, But This Time The Roles Are Swapped

Bolivia Vs. Chile is one of the few Latin American head-to-heads more likely to conjure up visions of court rooms than soccer stadiums. The two are still awaiting a verdict from the United Nations over whether or not Chile will have to allow Bolivia access to the Pacific Ocean. Now, a renewed effort by Bolivian […]

Ecuadorean Army Plane Crashes Near Capital, 22 Passengers Dead

State officials have reported that an Ecuadorean military plane has crashed in the Amazon rain forest near the capital of Quito on Tuesday. Plane carrying Ecuadorian military personnel crashes, kills all 22 aboard. — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 15, 2016 While multiple reports have claimed that an unconfirmed number of passengers have died, […]

The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger Enrages Tourists, Band Under 24-Hour Armed Guard, Elton John Calls Them ‘Irrelevant’

It has been a rough week for The Rolling Stones, and singer Mick Jagger, during their highly anticipated South American tour that kicked off in Santiago, Chile, on February 3, and comes to an end in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 14. This past week, The Rolling Stones were in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to perform […]

Jill Duggar Dillard Sparks Outrage And Accusations Of Child Abuse After Bruised Photos Of Israel Surface

Jill Duggar Dillard was the first Duggar daughter to get married, although she is not the eldest girl. Jim Bob Duggar hand-picked Derick Dillard for Jill, and it was just love at first sight from there. The couple also gave the Duggars a grandson in 2015, naming him Israel. Because of the high profile lives […]

‘Star Wars’ Hits Netflix In Disney’s Push Towards Global ‘Star Wars’ Domination

In an attempt to spread Star Wars fandom in a region that knows little about the series during the months leading up to the next movie’s release, Disney is bringing Star Wars to the Latin American Netflix. The films will not be made available on Netflix in America, reports the Wall Street Journal. “In the […]

International Windows 10 Desktop, Laptop Users: Cortana Workaround

If you have recently installed Windows 10 to a desktop or laptop computer and live outside the United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, Germany or Spain, Cortana, the highly-touted Microsoft intelligent personal assistant, won’t be functional. Microsoft has explained that they have invested a significant amount of time and resources customizing the traits of […]

Volcano Blows In Chile To Surprise Of The Locals: See 40,000-Foot Ash Column, Volcanic Lightning [Video]

There’s nothing quite like a monstrous volcano eruption to remind humankind that it’s quite small and insignificant. Take the population of a small town in Chile, which is scattering right now after a nearby volcano blew its top twice in a few hours on Wednesday. Though it’s one of Chile’s top three most dangerous volcanoes, […]

Breaking News: Turrialba Volcano Erupts On Easter Sunday [Video]

The Tico Times News reported today that Costa Rica has been rocked by another significant eruption of the Turrialba Volcano that spewed ash over Costa Rica’s Central Valley area and led to evacuation of tourists in Turrialba this Easter Sunday. Today, Easter Sunday, at 11:00 a.m,, the Turrialba Volcano spewed ash for over an hour, […]

UFO: Footage Shows Mysterious Humanoid Flying Over Peruvian City [Video]

A strange humanoid UFO was captured maneuvering through the skies above the Peruvian city of Puerto Maldonado earlier this month. The footage was posted on March 15 by Dr Anthony Choy, an investigative journalist and radio producer and host of the radio program Viaje a Otra Dimension (“Journey to Another Dimension”). Choy, who is also […]

UFOs Watching South America? Multiple Sightings Have Researchers Scratching Their Heads

Several UFOs have been sighted over South American countries in recent weeks, raising questions about what the strange objects may be, and why they are populating the skies of Argentina and Peru. Earlier this week, workers at a construction site in Lima, Peru, spotted a UFO near where they were operating. Two videos were filmed […]

What ‘Real Housewives’ Star Is Currently Vacationing In Antarctica?

The Real Housewives women may often look for vacation spots where they can lay on the beach all day, read a book, drink cocktails and eat some fabulous foods made by private chefs. At least, these are the kinds of vacations that viewers have been exposed to on various episodes of The Real Housewives. But […]

Previously Uncontacted Tribe Now Carrying Flu

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 […]

Piranha Cousin Hooked In Michigan Lake

A Michigan woman hooked a piranha cousin with a vicious bite while fishing on Lake St. Clair. The sharp and imposing teeth of the cousin of the treacherous piranha make it easy to understand why the species is one of the most deadly on the planet. Holley Luft deemed the hooking of a red-belied pacu […]

Second Major Earthquake Hits Chile At Magnitude 7.8 [BREAKING]

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, […]

8.2 Magnitude Chile Earthquake Results In Tsunami Warnings For Chile, Peru, Ecuador

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of northern Chile at 8:46pm has reportedly generated a tsunami, resulting in an order by the National Emergency Office in Chile to evacuate the coastline. The government has stated that there have been no immediate reports of injuries or deaths. The earthquake was initially reported as […]

Hugo Chavez’s Ghost Magically Appears At Construction Site, Successor Says ‘We Are All Chavez’ [Video]

Caracas, Venezuela – We’ve detailed here and here why Hugo Chavez’s successor Nicolas Maduro, at the very least, has a funny way of saying things. But now he might also be seeing things and, well, that worries us. Maduro, whose obsession with his predecessor Chavez seemingly knows no limit, said that the 58-year-old Venezuelan leader […]

Millions Take To Streets In Brazil Protests

Millions took to the streets in several cities in Brazil to protest police corruption, low wages, crime, and the lack of social services on Thursday. At least one person was killed in the clashes, according to reporting from NBC News. An 18-year-old man was killed when his Jeep crashed into a barricade in the city […]

Ship On Fire In Antarctica, 97 Workers Rescued

A ship on fire in Antarctica resulted in a scramble to rescue the 97 fishermen aboard the Chinese Kai Xin, a report from China’s state-run Xinhua media source said today. A nearby Norwegian factory trawler Juvel picked up the workers on the disabled ship. The Juvel was working less than 35 miles from the Chilé […]

5000 Mile Project Adventure Runners Reach Halfway Mark Running South America [Video]

5000 Mile Project adventure runners David and Katharine Lowrie have now run over 3,200 miles in their quest to run the entire length of South America. Last Friday, the British Parliament recognized the UK couple’s efforts by congratulating them on finishing the first 2,500 miles. The adventure started on July 28, 2012 at the southernmost […]

Polar Bear Dies In Zoo From Heat Wave

Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America – Winner, the last remaining polar bear at Buenos Aires Zoo, has pass away due to overheating from the summer like temperatures. Snowy winter for the northern hemisphere, means summer like temperatures in the southern hemisphere. The climate in Buenos Aires is considered humid, subtropical. The warmest time of year […]

Pink And Poisonous Rhino Horns May Deter Poachers

Pink and poisonous rhino horns are the latest effort by South American conservationists seeking to deter poachers. Rhinos have long been an easy and profitable target for poachers. The animals, although immense in size and weight, can be a fairly easy kill as they frequently congregate at watering holes to quench their need for large […]

Transgender Models Make A Big Splash In Brazil

Transgender models in Brazil are reportedly a big hit with fashion fans. The South American nation has long been known for producing beautiful models that walk down runways around the globe. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Amrbrioso, and Adriana Lima are some of the most well-known Brazilian models of recent years. A new type of model […]

South America’s Superman Fights For Great Justice And About $200 A Month

Ever watch a superhero movie and go, “man I wish I could be a superhero”? Well you can be in some parts of the world, but I have to warn you. The pay sucks. Meet Avelino Chavez. The 52-year-old “Superman” doesn’t have any superpowers to speak of, but he sure is busy. He can’t stop […]

Chevron Banned From Drilling After Oil Spill

The Brazilian government has banned Chevron from off-shore drilling practices after investigating the company’s oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The spill occurred at a Transocean drilling site, the same contractor that caused the Gulf of Mexico oil spill for BP in 2010 and government officials quickly decided that the company’s track […]

Geography fail: Controversy at FIFA World Cup

Hey, they’re both similar shapes. Err … kinda. [Thanks CS!]