The journey to the top of Everest began with a series of “visions” and meditative experiences that Vasquez-Lavado underwent as therapy in 2005, when she “visualized the mountain and a little girl walking.”
Living & People
Arturo, a polar bear, came to the world's attention two years ago, when thousands of people signed a petition asking for him to be transferred to a colder climate in Canada.
The 142 years old zoo will be closed and an eco-park will replace it, announced City Mayor Horacio Rodriguez.
With no official mosque, Cuban followers of Islam do their best to observe the holy month and practise their religion.
Chile joined Ecuador and Britain on becoming one of the few countries in the world providing consumers with warning labels about the excessive content of unhealthy ingredients in foods.
Some of the mystery of the Lollapalooza lineup was revealed on Wednesday, with confirmation that Lana del Rey, Disclosure, Wiz Khalifa and The Chainsmokers will be headlining the festival.
Lionel Messi has retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years.
Despite ideological differences there are eerie similarities between the late socialist strongman and the Manhattan billionaire – and warnings to heed
A recent study carried out by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNal) School of Gender Studies shows the transformations of the living history of childless women who perceive maternity as an option and not as a destiny.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has proposed that the Andean country switch back from the Gregorian calendar to the calendar previously used by its indigenous people.
Lionel Messi became Argentina's leading scorer with a superb free-kick as they beat hosts the USA 4-0 to reach Sunday's Copa America final.
Mexican engineer Gabriel Luna-Sandoval has invented a machine that he said can transform urine into a biogas to serve as a household heater to take hot showers or cook.
Dunga is no longer the Brazilian national team's coach. He was fired on Tuesday (14) during a meeting with the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation
The capital of the province of Antioquia, Medellin is looking to leverage the transformation it has experienced in recent years to consolidate itself as a venue for international events.
Colombia’s peasants and ethnic minorities ended almost two weeks of strikes, protests and roadblocks after the government vowed to include them in decision making on mining and other decisions affecting the countryside.
Paraguay’s most recent census, in 2011, showed 46,993 boys and girls — 2.5 percent of the country’s juvenile population — to be “criados,” some of them as young as 5.
Women’s groups condemned references to ‘short skirts’, ‘nice legs’ and ‘wandering hands’ in the booklets handed out with new cars
Bolivia’s ‘city of eternal spring’ has a history of water struggles. Now some neighbourhoods that lack piped water are taking matters into their own hands
“We can’t tolerate abuse against women,” said Rio de Paz, the NGO that organized the protest.
The Arab communities in the region have prospered, and have made major contributions in business, culture, and politics.
In El Salvador, the powerful gangs exert tremendous pressure on young people on the streets to join their ranks and commit crimes.
Mexico has invested some $3 billion in support of state governments transitioning to the new justice system