Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, first peruvian woman to climb Everest

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.”

'Depressed' Argentina polar bear Arturo dies at 30

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.

Bye Buenos Aires Zoo, hello Eco-Park

The 142 years old zoo will be closed and an eco-park will replace it, announced City Mayor Horacio Rodriguez. 

Cuban Muslims celebrate Ramadan despite the obstacles

With no official mosque, Cuban followers of Islam do their best to observe the holy month and practise their religion.

Chile adds warning labels for unhealthy food ingredients

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.

Lollapalooza lineup announced

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 retires from Arentina's national team

Lionel Messi has retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years.

How Donald Trump became America's Hugo Chávez

Despite ideological differences there are eerie similarities between the late socialist strongman and the Manhattan billionaire – and warnings to heed

Autonomy and life projects, reasons not have children

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.

Bolivia leader Morales wants to ditch Gregorian calendar

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.


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