After Augusto Pinochet led a coup d'état in Chile on September 11, 1973, he exiled Allende's Foreign Minister, Orlando Letelier. After Letelier sought asylum in the United States, Pinochet believed he was acting as an informant to the U.S. government.
The rapid spread of Zika virus through the Americas, together with the association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, have propelled this previously ignored virus into the limelight. So what is this virus and where did it come from?
My whole life I grew up hearing about the feuding drug cartels and cocaine trade of Colombia. I had the fear of God put in me by my mother to never...
Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.
Consider two people circumnavigating the globe at the equator from the same starting point but moving in opposite directions; the two points furthest apart converge at the end where the journey began; so too here with anti-science zealotry on left and right: They merge together in a bond of extremism. Nowhere can this circle of delusion be seen better than with the emergence of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause devastating brain damage in newborns.
Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.
The stats are in and the winner is... Argentina. No other country consumes more beef. Last year, Argentineans consumed an average of 154 pounds per person -- compared to 89.8 pounds in the U.S.
Photo: Courtesy of Baita An increasingly diverse crowd of chefs is rapidly expanding the Colombian capital's culinary repertoire. Most of the act...
Discovering new cultures exposes you to more experiences (good and bad). One way to do that is try the local food. From cocktails to cuisine here is a nod to some of Peru's must try dishes.
Okay so first things first -- this post isn't just for those itching to break out of the cubicle, grab their backpack, and spend all their savings on finding themselves. It's about honoring what's right for you and believing in your dreams and passions enough to take a huge chance on yourself.
Guyana is South America's hidden gem in that it can fulfill the desires of a variety of travelers. It's the perfect vacation for the person looking to disconnect and reconnect with nature.
Why am I heartbroken? I didn't end a relationship or lose someone I love. I didn't find out the person I like cheated on me or is in love with someone else. So why on Earth do I feel so sad about going home? It took a few glasses of wine, but I think now I know why.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon ...
Most of us put on our swimsuits as soon as we're unpacked, and rummage through a box of masks and flippers. "You will be snorkeling with sea lions," warns Gabriel Ribadeneira, our naturalist and guide.
The trafficking of elephants in Africa has gained tremendous media attention. Not so the illegal trade in birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and fish of Central and South America -- a problem of epidemic proportion.
Storm surges and flooding in Orleans and parishes nearby this fall can be at least partly blamed on El Nino. This year's weather event is believed to be the most intense of its kind since 1997 or earlier, creating hazards for Louisiana's coastline.