Topic: South America

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  • Restoring the Earth after disasters

    A Christian Science perspective.

  • Is Dave Matthews' carbon offsets provider really carbon neutral?

    Is Dave Matthews' carbon offsets provider really carbon neutral?

    Celebrities like Dave Matthews have used carbon offset provider NativeEnergy to help them be carbon neutral. But there's great debate about the company's method of selling offsets that have yet to happen.

  • Redefining longevity: the new centenarian spirit

    Redefining longevity: the new centenarian spirit

    The US centenarian population is doubling every decade – and they're redefining aging and longevity.

  • In Brazil, will BRIC summit unify or reinforce their rifts?

    In Brazil, will BRIC summit unify or reinforce their rifts?

    While the BRICs are four emerging economic powerhouses (Brazil, Russia, India, China), post-financial crisis differences are creating problems, says some analysts. Will today's summit mend those rifts or widen them?

  • Why Brazil signed a military agreement with the US

    Why Brazil signed a military agreement with the US

    For the first time in three decades, the US and Brazil have a military agreement. Brazil is shopping for 36 new fighter jets, and the US is trying to counter growing Russian and Iranian influence in Latin America.

  • In Pictures Lizards

    In this April 2006 photo released by the National Museum of the Philippines, a golden-spotted monitor lizard rests on a tree trunk in the Sierra Madre mountains, in the Philippines. Scientists said in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters of April 7 that they have discovered a 6.5-foot long golden-spotted monitor lizard, named Varanus bitatawa, in the forested mountains of the Philippines. They have determined it to be a new species.

  • Opinion Croatia should apologize for World War II genocide before joining the EU

    Croatian fascists murdered hundreds of thousands of victims as part of a campaign against Serbs and Jews.

  • Latin music: Salsa, merengue, and samba rhythms come to the concert hall

    Latin music: Salsa, merengue, and samba rhythms come to the concert hall

    Latin music influences – including salsa, merengue, and samba – are seeping into the concert hall as directors seek to broaden the appeal.

  • In Pictures Colombia's FARC rebels

    A Colombian soldier stands at the entrance to a bunker belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in a rural zone in Puerto Rico, Colombia, on July 25, 2009. The Marxist Colombian guerrilla group, founded in 1964, is South America's largest insurgency. It claims to support the rural poor in the struggle against the wealthy. The group also strongly opposes American influence in Colombia.

  • Mad World

    Mad World

    Paula Byrne's engaging ‘partial’ bio of Evelyn Waugh focuses on his relationship with the family who inspired "Brideshead Revisited."