Students take chances in Medellin

Every year, Colombia becomes the center of the fashion design competition Latinoamérica Habla for Latin-American students aiming for a place in the fashion industry. 

Rafaela Silva turned the City of God to gold

Moments after winning Brazil’s first gold medal of the Olympics, Rafaela Silva broke down, wiping away her tears with a bandaged hand, and told her celebrating nation that if it wasn’t for judo, “I could still be playing in City of God.”

New generations in South America already paying a high price

The common use or better said, misuse of headphones for listening to music is leaving a mess on its way.

Bolivian national park serving up sustainable ingredients for fine dining

Chefs among travellers proving there is demand for produce from Madidi – and helping communities understand commercial potential of their flora and fauna

Fit for office

Newly elected elected leader Pedro Pablo Kuczynski joins 11 ministers for workout following questions about his health

16 Latinos to watch for in rio 2016

No matter which country you root for, you can also root for these incredible athletes because even though they are all participating and competing for the gold, they are all promoting peace and understanding by bringing fans together across all nations.

Venezuelan women opt For sterilization amid economic crisis

While no recent national statistics on sterilizations are available, doctors and health workers say demand for the procedure is growing. Now all the slots are scooped up and some 500 women are on the waiting list

Cuban American millennials visit the island for 1st time

While visiting the island, each trip creates opportunities for participants to engage with Cuban professionals in similar industries. From restaurant owners, to graphic designers, the relationships are just beginning to flourish.

Argentina announces new gender violence plan

The Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, has announced a national plan to fight violence against women.

Bolivia tourist guide discovers dinosaur footprint nearly 4ft wide

Print, which is 80m years old and probably belonged to the meat-eating predator abelisaurus, represents one of the largest of its kind ever found

Nothing is off limits at Sao Paulo Tattoo Week

Some of these people are running low on body parts that aren’t inked.

Colombia’s Nairo Quintana finishes 3rd in Tour de France

Following a Tour de France stained by health and condition issues, Colombia’s Nairo Quintana finished 3rd in Paris on Sunday after which he canceled for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio's 'wall of shame'

On one side of the wall are the bright, new, welcoming Olympic façades for Rio 2016. On the other, a drug den guarded by armed traffickers.

Colombia's peace beckons

After nearly 70 years of war and a quarter of a million casualties, the guerillas are talking peace. There’s a long road ahead

Quinoa: Food securit or improving Peruvian farmers' lives?

Worldwide appetite for this super grain was once thought to be undermining food security in the Andes, but a new report suggests the opposite is true

Indigenous Brazilians try to 'retake' ancestral land

Farmers in Mato Grosso do Sul are responding with violence as Brazil’s Guarani-Kaiowá community attempt to occupy land they regard as theirs by right

Unusual Carnivorous Dinosaur from Patagonia, Unveiled in Argentina

Due to the many difficulties, the paleontological team named the new dinosaur “Gualicho,” which in the language of Argentina’s original Tehuelche culture refers to “bad luck.”

Ecuadorians need “Seismic Awareness”

Ecuadorians must begin to acquire “seismic awareness” that will allow them to coexist with earthquakes, an all too likely occurrence in this part of the world

Brazil beefs up security ahead of Olympic Games in Rio

The federal government in Brazil says it is releasing additional funding to beef up security ahead of next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

From Buenos Aires zoo into ecological park

The Buenos Aires zoo has been invaded by heavy machinery and construction workers, who are taking the first steps to transform the historic location into a modern ecological park without any animals in captivity.

Reducing food waste in São Paulo

The “Invisible Food” initiative plans to set up a truck that serves food cooked with ingredients that would have otherwise been discarded.

Brazil Is confronting an epidemic of anti-gay violence

Nearly 1,600 people have died in hate-motivated attacks in the past four and half years, according to Grupo Gay da Bahia

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