Articles

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,...

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...

Why Venezuela's Chavez Dug Up Bolivar's Bones

Shortly before he died in 1830, Simon Bolivar asked his doctor, "How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?" Bolivar was South America's most celebrated...

Morales' Big Win: Voters Ratify His Remaking of Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales isn't South America's first indigenous head of state — that honor belongs to Alejandro Toledo, a Quechua Indian who was President...