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  • Stuck in Venezuela with those currency exchange blues

    CARACAS, Venezuela--An elderly Caracas woman recently called a travel agency to buy an airline ticket to Argentina because of a family medical emergency. She was told that no seat on any plane leaving Venezuela was available at any price on any airline...
  • Trees recruit army of ants to defend against invading leaf-eaters

    Trees recruit army of ants to defend against invading leaf-eaters
    When this tree is down in the trenches of a dry season and battling pesky leaf-eaters, it calls upon its trusty allies: ants. Ecuador laurel trees will produce an extra dose of sweet, sticky sap to attract Azteca pittieri ants that aggressively protect...
  • Ecuador official denounces illegal mining after deadly conflict

    QUITO, Ecuador — The vice president of Ecuador on Friday denounced illegal mining as growing scourge a day after a violent confrontation between soldiers and miners in an Amazonian region left one civilian dead and nine soldiers wounded. The...
  • Colombia to pay Ecuador $15 million to settle coca herbicide suit

    Colombia to pay Ecuador $15 million to settle coca herbicide suit
    QUITO, Ecuador — Colombia has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Ecuador for human and economic damage caused by spraying an anti-coca herbicide that blew across the countries’ common border. The settlement of the 2008...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Fifth Estate'

    Ripped from headlines that still feel wet (even if its subjects might feel that phrasing gives print media too much credit), "The Fifth Estate" dramatizes the fast, controversial rise of anonymous-whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its figurehead, Julian...
  • Seniors on the Go: Looking for overseas retirement?

    Seniors on the Go: Looking for overseas retirement?
    Is one of your plans for 2013 to retire somewhere your retirement income will stretch the furthest? Or are you just beginning to scout out retirement options? In any case, you might well want to check out one or more of the most highly recommended...
  • Retirement: 4 Great places to retire overseas

    To come up with our list, we considered climate, cost of living and access to health care. -- Costa Rica. Health care is excellent and inexpensive, and a couple can live comfortably on $2,500 a month. The average temperature is 72 degrees, although...
  • Snowden out in the cold

    WASHINGTON -- During the long Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union, when a spy from either side defected he was said to be "coming in from the cold." In the evolving case of Edward Snowden, the self-described whistleblower on...
  • Kwon, Solot Present 'Latin American Cinema Today'

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Americas Film Conservancy (AFC), a Los Angeles-based foundation, has teamed with Rio de Janeiro's Latin American Training Center (LATC) to publish "Latin American Cinema Today: The Director's Perspective," a pioneering study of...
  • Holy anole! Pinocchio lizard not extinct. But what's with the nose?

    Holy anole! Pinocchio lizard not extinct. But what's with the nose?
    The Pinocchio lizard -- the anole with the extra-long proboscis -- is not extinct after all. It has been rediscovered deep in the cloud forests of Ecuador. Researchers practically fell over it. A release from Ecuador ecotourism operator Tropic quotes...
  • JetBlue eyeing more new routes from Lauderdale airport

    JetBlue Airways is aiming to add more routes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as part of its goal to grow its presence from 65 daily flights to 100 flights, CEO Dave Barger told the Sun Sentinel Thursday before speaking at an event...
  • New species of shrew opossum found in remote Ecuador

    Researchers in the northern Andes believe they have discovered a new species of shrew opossum in Sangay National Park  in a remote part of Ecuador, according to a new article in the Journal of Mammalogy. Only four species of shrew opossum were known...