South America

April 28, 2022
April 28, 2022

Isabel Allende’s ‘Violeta’: A century of grief and introspection

The lifespan of a century gave Violeta Del Valle innumerable memories, and she tells her story in Isabel Allende’s new novel, Violeta (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022). Writing to one named Camilo—someone she loves more than all others—Violeta recounts the saga of a hundred years.

December 6, 2016
December 6, 2016

Chapecoense awarded Sudamericana title

South American football confederation CONMEBOL agreed Monday to award the Copa Sudamericana to Brazilian club Chapecoense, whose team was wiped out in a plane crash while heading to the final.

November 10, 2016
November 10, 2016

Brazil host Argentina in 'Titanic' Belo Horizonte

A resurgent Brazil return to the scene of the most humiliating defeat in their history on Thursday when they face Argentina in a titanic 2018 World Cup qualifier.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016
USA

Ecuador struck by 6.7 magnitude earthquake

A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Moment magnitude scale struck Ecuador early today, one month after a much larger quake killed some 660 people, the US Geological Survey said.

May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016

Rousseff in last-ditch court appeal to stop impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court to halt a vote in the Senate on opening an impeachment trial and suspending her from office.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

S America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

South American health ministers hold an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a "nightmare" by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

Zika more risky at higher temperature

The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

WHO mulls global health emergency declaration on Zika

The World Health Organization's emergency committee will debate whether a Zika virus outbreak suspected of causing a surge in serious birth defects in South America should be considered a global health emergency.

January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016

Rare, elusive bush dogs photographed in Panama

Rare and elusive bush dogs from Central and South America are photographed in a camera trap study.

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

El Nino weather 'could be as bad as 1998'

The US space agency Nasa has warned that the effects of the current El Nino weather phenomenon could be as bad as those of 1998, the strongest on record.