| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Americans know different European countries specialize in different foods — pasta from Italy, sausages from Germany, sauces from France, fish and chips from Great Britain.
The same is true of countries in Central America and South America, said...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Hiding out in the treetops of the Andean cloud forest is the furry, fig-chomping olinguito, a mammal that was unknown to science — until now.
It is the first mammal in the order carnivora to be discovered in the Western hemisphere in 35 years....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:32 AM
That fried shrimp is going to hit you in the gut, and the wallet.
Prices for the tiny crustaceans are soaring because of a disease that’s crimping supplies in Thailand, Vietnam and China, the three largest producers of shrimp in the world....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Hidden away in the cloud forests of Colombia and described as half cat, half teddy bear, this cute creature is the first new carnivore to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. Weighing two pounds and with wooly orange brown fur, it lives in...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:55 AM
QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador on Thursday announced it was withdrawing from a 2-decade-old trade pact with the United States, saying the agreement left the South American nation vulnerable to “blackmail” as U.S. officials seek the return of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:25 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Reforms to Mexico's energy sector proposed Monday by President Enrique Peña Nieto will limit private companies to sharing profits with the state oil monopoly, an approach used only by Iran, Ecuador and Bolivia, said Energy Secretary Pedro...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
LOCARNO -A lynchpin in one of Latin America's newest pushes to fire up movie production, producer Arturo Yepez ("No Autumn, No Spring"), a partner of "Europa Report" director Sebastian Cordero in Ecuador's Carnaval Cine, has boarded "El espejo humeante"...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:13 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year.
The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:30 PM
MADRID - Sebastian Cordero's "Such Is Life in the Tropics," Fernando Guzzoni's "Nobody Boy" and Adrian Saba's "Donde suenan los salvajes" are among 16 projects selected for the San Sebastian Festival's second Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:43 AM
MEXICO CITY -- Latin American leaders expressed outrage Wednesday at decisions that forced a plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales to make an unscheduled landing in Austria, amid suspicions that U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden might be...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:27 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered NSA leaker Edward Snowden political asylum Friday, possibly the firmest offer of refuge the U.S. fugitive has received since exposing a massive program of surveillance of phone calls and...
| Jun 30, 2013
The global hunt for Edward Snowden is damaging U.S. interests in ways that go far beyond the intelligence data he leaked.
The wild flight of the fugitive leaker — from Hong Kong to the transit area of Moscow’s Sherymetyvo Airport, and...