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Why Is Your Boss Moving to Brazil?

When Isabel Moises moved from Lisbon to São Paulo last year to take an executive position with beer company Heineken, she was following the same path taken five...

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...

How I Saved for My Dream Vacation

I just returned from a six-week vacation to Bolivia and Peru. Since the beginning of October, I’ve been climbing mountains, exploring ancient ruins, and sipping...

Can Ecuador Trade Oil for Forests?

I'm in Quito, Ecuador tonight, where I've flown—by way of a long detour to Panama City, thanks very much Continental Airlines—to report a story about one of the...

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...

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities

The priciest city on the planet? It’s not New York. It’s not London. It's in Africa, and you might not have even heard of it.

Dakar 2011: The World's Most Dangerous Race

The prevailing image of Chile's Atacama Desert is desolate — the mountainous moonscape where 33 miners were trapped underground for 70 days last year until their...

Building a Country by Switching On the Lights

The first decades of the 21st century will be remembered as the ones in which the world finally began to grapple with global development. The likes of Bill and...

Emilio Massera

When a three-man military junta rose to power in Argentina in 1976, it was the result of a bloodless and popular coup d'état. Domestic rebels had spent years...

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...

Néstor Kirchner

When Néstor Kirchner, who died Oct. 27 at 60, became President of Argentina in 2003, the country's economy, one of Latin America's largest, was in free fall...