Topic: South America
Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/14
The 'Ndrangheta mafia, Italy's most powerful crime syndicate, was dealt a major blow by Italian police Tuesday. Police arrested 300, including the 'Ndrangheta mafia boss, Domenico Oppedisano. The group is allegedly involved in the health-care industry, cocaine distribution, and arms trafficking.
07/13/2010 07:01 pm
Total solar eclipse provided the most dazzling views on Easter Island, where astronomers and thousands of tourists watched.
07/12/2010 11:10 am
What the tragedy of the BP oil spill has taught us about regulations, technology, and how our energy diet must change.
07/10/2010 10:10 am
Solar eclipse: The track of Sunday's solar eclipse will be almost entirely over the sea, with the exception of Easter Island. That means that only those with the money to travel to the exotic island will be able to see it.
07/09/2010 08:26 pm
Ghana could not convert key penalties - in the last minute of extra time or in the penalty shootout - to win the Ghana vs Uruguay game. Uruguay's La Celeste advances to the semifinal with the Netherlands.
07/02/2010 07:40 pm
After leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup championship with his notorious 'hand of god,' Diego Maradona fell from grace among countrymen. He's now proving himself again as a soccer icon.
07/02/2010 03:51 pm
Uruguay vs Ghana is at 2:30 pm ET on July 2. Uruguay will likely win, thanks to its lethal goalscorers, strong defense, and tactical coaching.
07/02/2010 01:26 pm
For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.
07/02/2010 11:33 am
The Laos government is banking on hydropower - with plans to build 55 dams - to sell electricity to its Asian neighbors. But critics say hydropower comes at the cost of more displaced farmers and altered rivers.
07/02/2010 09:00 am