The contenders in Chile


On 17 November Chileans are to choose a new leader from among nine hopefuls. Analysts believe the large number ...

Mexico's soda pop ploy


My first job out of college, in 1983, was working for Coca-Cola. The training, which lasted a month, was the sa...

Latam brings up its dead


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In the aftermath of Chile_s 1973 military coup, the Nobel Prize-winning poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda ...

Viewing U.S. in fear and dismay


_It_s a display of American arrogance,_ said Ra__l Silva, 40, an entrepreneur grabbing coffee at an upscale caf...

Amazon judgment faces RICO trial


One of the hemisphere_s most contentious and longest-running environmental trials is going on trial. On Tuesday...

To dream the impossible dream

The first exoplanet (a world orbiting another star) was discovered in 1992. Over 100 more are now known, and thousand...

Mexican village creates its own mobile service


The village of Villa Talea de Castro, dotted with small pink and yellow homes, has a population of 2,500 indige...

Escalating border disputes hurt Latam


Judging from what I_m hearing from U.S. and European diplomats, escalating tensions between several Latin Ameri...

Will Technology Replace Thinking?


The first thing you come up against is technology. One night we took our grandchildren out for dinner. I looked...

Heir of Ch__vez a poor copy


The start of the season for two premier teams in this baseball-loving nation was thrown into doubt after thieve...

What causes hurricanes?

Is time travel possible?

What__s behind Venezuela's refinery explosion?


Authorities say foul play was involved in the deadly gas explosion that tore through Venezuela's largest oil re...

Internet breakdown


The chaos that would erupt if the internet went down, says technologist and inventor Danny Hillis, means we hav...

Medicine for alcoholics


However, less than 10_percent of patients with alcoholism receive a prescription for any alcoholism medication....

Brief vacation from myself

I was looking in my closet, choosing a shirt, when I lost my mind.

Four hours later, I_m in the E.R., and ...

Amazon conservation experiment faces reality


Waving away a cloud of gnats, biologist Phyllis _Lissy_ Coley scours the Amazonian underbrush for inga shrubs, ...

Teenage revolutionising cancer detection


Pancreatic cancer is a killer _ and one that is very hard to detect. One of the reasons its survival rate is so...

Lunacy?


IT SOUNDS like an idea dreamed up over a few beers in the pub one evening. And that, those involved freely admi...

Legalize online gambling?


Everyday Americans are not banging on the doors of Congress asking it to legalize online gambling. The country ...

Art turns heads and stomachs


WHEN Euripides had the character of Medea kill her children, he sent her offstage. Today the threshold for thri...

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