| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:14 AM
The second and final day of the Summit of the Americas takes place in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sunday, where leaders from more than 30 North and South American countries are discussing several topics, such as bolstering economic ties and who should be part...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Mexican fare may dominate in sheer numbers when it comes to Logan Square’s Latin-American restaurants, but you can also find many family-run eateries serving the native specialties of their home countries in South and Central America as well as...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:14 AM
For close encounters of the furry, feathered, or scaly kind, there's no place on the planet quite like the Galapagos Islands.
"You just see some of the craziest things," said Jonathan Brunger, operations manager for Adventure Life, a Montana company that...
| May 19, 2012
| 5:12 PM
When Kate Batstone came home from a service learning trip to Ecuador two years ago, she struggled to re-adapt to Orange County's culture of affluence.
"It's really hard to come home when you're leaving behind so many problems," Batstone, 18, said. "You...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Imagine palm trees 10 stories high. Imagine lakes with paiche fish that are 6 feet long. Imagine rivers with stingrays, caimans, catfish, neon tetras and electric eels.
The lake where La Selva Amazon Ecolodge is located, Lake Garzacocha, looks...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:45 AM
It's easier than you think, and you should be able to do it for about $3,000, including a flight from the U.S. and staying at a good ecolodge. You need to be moderately physically fit and be able to climb stairs and walk well on uneven surfaces and...
| May 31, 2012
| 8:15 AM
El tiempo, como un empecinado remolino, a veces nos arrastra vehementemente, y nos deposita cronológicamente más adelante. Con una velocidad increíble, aquella pelota que salió volando de los pies del último delantero, caerá este sábado 2 a merced de Luis...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 10:28 AM
"Lonesome George," the last remaining tortoise of his kind, has died.
The tortoise was found dead Sunday of unknown causes in the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador.
"Lonesome George" was discovered back in 1972.
He was believed to be...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:49 AM
The Tungurahua volcano spewed lava and rock Tuesday, prompting the government to urge four villages to evacuate. Ecuador's Geophysical Institute noted increased activity two days earlier, and authorities prepared shelters in case mandatory...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:21 AM
LONDON -- WikiLeaks said Thursday it has begun publishing some 2.4 million e-mails from Syrian politicians, government ministries and companies dating back to 2006.
The e-mails, which are in a range of languages including Arabic and Russian, come from...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:29 AM
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|| Russia || 40 ||
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|| Luxembourg || 35 ||
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| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:17 PM
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Zoo Global and Del Mar-based Nature and Culture International announced Wednesday a partnership to preserve sensitive ecosystems in Mexico and South America.
The initial project is aimed at preserving 1.3 million acres, including...