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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...

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...

Bolivia's Eco-President: How Green Is Evo Morales?

Bolivian President Evo Morales' favorite cause-celebre has always been coca — the small leaf that is a key element of Andean culture and is central to cocaine...

Earth Day: Are We Destroying the Oceans?

Imagine flying over a section of clear-cut rainforest, somewhere in the Amazon. Even after the bulldozers were gone and the fires had smoked out, you would know...

5 China and the U.S.: The Indispensable Axis

The quest to secure middle eastern oil and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan consume much of the foreign policy establishment in Washington today. But in the next...

Pope Talks Tough on Vacation

John Paul II redefined papal travel by trekking to the most far-flung corners of the planet. In contrast, Benedict XVI, who was 20 years older than John Paul...

Prosperous Chile's Troubling Indigenous Uprising

Compared to high-profile groups like the Quechua of Peru and the Yanomami of the Amazon rain forest, Chile's Mapuche are a relatively obscure indigenous cohort...

Ecuador Officials Linked to Colombia Rebels

Several former officials of the Ecuadorian government had ties with Colombia's Marxist guerrillas, a commission named by President Rafael Correa conceded...

Rio's Olympics Quest: Can It Handle the 2016 Games?

If life is fair, then the International Olympic Committee will next week declare that Brazil has been chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and thus become the...

Venezuela vs. Colombia: The Battle Over Emigres

Fredys Villanueva has abandoned his native Colombia for neighboring Venezuela. But he's not quite like the hundreds of thousands of Colombians who have fled...

The Gangs of El Salvador: A Growing Industry

The two most famous exports of El Salvador are rivals. Unfortunately, they are also ferocious gangs: Mara 18 and the Mara Salvatrucha. They have exported their...

Who Should Get the H1N1 Vaccine First?

World health officials are carefully watching the H1N1/09 swine-flu virus as it makes its way through the Southern Hemisphere, which is currently in the thick of...

In Brazil, Accusations of a Police Massacre

When hundreds of bodies suddenly began turning up in Sao Paulo in May 2006, many people suspected a secret war had taken place. There had been a very public...