South America

South America’s World Cup?

Two decades have gone by since South America last won the World Cup. Brazil’s 2002 triumph coincided with the first time the tournament was staged in Asia. Now, as the World Cup returns to the continent, might that long dry run come to an end?  Brazil and Argentina, South America’s big two, are looking very good in the run up to Qatar. In fact, it is hard to think of a time when the pair of them have looked better.

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.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

Supermoon' coincides with lunar eclipse

People around the world watch the skies to observe a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called "supermoon".

September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015

Chile confronts major quake with fortified buildings, alerts

The most stunning thing about Chile's Wednesday night's earthquake is probably the relatively low amount of havoc caused by such a powerful shake.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Rubella eradicated from Americas

North and South America became the first regions of the world to eradicate rubella, or German measles, after no home-grown cases in five years.

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