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Face to Face with a South American Jaguar

The near-threatened jaguar is the only big cat found in the Americas, and they’re usually quite shy. They have good reason—jaguars are hunted for their skins,...

In Paraguay, a Quaint Inn with a Dark Nazi Past

This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was...

Cousin Itt Joins Special Forces

This pair of special-forces snipers from the Dominican army readies for an event at last week's Fuerzas Comando 2011 near San Salvador at Shangallo Range in...

Suriname: The Dictator Who Came in from the Cold

South America gave up its dictator habit two decades ago. It's fallen off the wagon at times, evidenced by the authoritarian binge of then-Peruvian President...

How Prehistoric Terror Birds Killed Their Prey

The term mid-size terror bird sounds kind of bizarre at first, as though terror birds, whatever they might be, come in a range of sizes, all of them a bit scary...