South America

For The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse NASA Is Going To Give You The Best Seat In The House

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Tech

With the next total solar eclipse due on the 21 August 2017, NASA is planning something rather special. In partnership with Stream, NASA will livestre...

How Trendy Quinoa Could Help Solve Food Shortages

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s the food du jour in trendy London restaurants, but quinoa could soon be set to shed its hipster image. A new study suggests the nutritious crop...

Our Worst Nightmare Has Come True: Vampire Bats Are Now Biting Humans

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech

It has finally happened, after years of contently drinking the blood of local birds the vampire bat is now moving on to humans. These tiny coffee cup-...

9 Important Stories From 2016 You're Likely To Have Missed

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

We might live in an ever-more connected world, but some news still seems to pass us by. And given this year’s wall-to-wall coverage of Brexit and th...

Chile Through The Lens

Black Tomato | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Boasting over 2,600 miles of untouched coastline, wild yet beautiful national parks, towering volcanoes and indigenous wildlife, Chile is undoubtedly a photographer's dream. From the urban vibrancy of Santiago to the magic and mystery of Easter Island - these are just some of the places every budding photographer or prolific instagrammer should add to their bucket list...

Profits Prioritised Over Protest and Dissent Dismissed for Dividends - Business and State Prove a Toxic Mix in Latin America

Thomas Hughes | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Thomas Hughes

States, businesses, and global civil society must take action to neutralise this pandemic of violence and threats and to integrate a human rights approach into the interactions between the state, business, and civil society. Environmental human rights defenders cannot continue to be collateral damage for the share prices of multinationals or the whims of government.

Why EU Membership Leads to a Discriminatory Immigration Policy

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Over the weekend my piece on why the UK government turned away more than 2,700 non-EU nurses was widely circulated on Twitter and Facebook, but after ...

Ode To The Otter

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Frontier

They are vital to their environment, which is good enough reason to help conserve them, along with the added reason of us humans having a soft spot for them.

Get Ready for Rio This Summer!

Alexia Cowley | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alexia Cowley

Are you one of the lucky ones who happen to be flying over to Rio to watch the Olympics and Paralympics this summer? But not entirely sure as to how to prepare for it? Well, here are some excellent tips which will help you stay as safe, healthy and street-wise as possible during your time in Brazil!

Travel Mayhem in South America

Bytestories | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bytestories

The merest thought of returning the way I have come makes me sweat and twitch. It offers no new adventure and promises no surprises. My South American travel companions Mick and Darren learnt the hard way that I would do just about anything to avoid it.

An Open Letter to Russell Brand

Kay Smythe | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Kay Smythe

Your campaign is beautiful and I am a firm supporter but the truth is that even if our tiny little island nation legalises every narcotic, psychedelic and hippy plant there will still be hundreds of thousands of kidnappings, mass murders and mutilated, decaying bodies left in the streets across Central, South and North America.

10 Must-See Places in South America That Won't Cost You The Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

South America, the home of steak, salt-flats and really late suppers, is brimming with bucket-list ideas. From Iguazu Falls to the Amazonian jungle, i...

In Search Of The Real Trancoso, Brazil

Blake Whitman | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Blake Whitman

Trancoso. Known to Europeans as the St. Tropez of Brazil and Americans as that place Diane Von Furstenberg sojourns, this historic, deep tropical Bahian village has become an aristocratic hotspot with a graceful balance of old tradition and new wave culture.

Just Another Week in Uruguay

Sophie Bauer | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

There was a time when I thought that travel was about getting to the top of a volcano or uncovering the trendiest bar in town. If anything, being in Uruguay made me realise that travel is about relishing the day to day

Julio Larraz: Rules of Engagements

Diego Giolitti | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Larraz encourages his observers to decode the art that stands before their eyes, believing it is the artist whom should be "revealing that which reality conceals". In fulfilling this responsibility, Larraz experiments with styles to create works that are incredibly postmodern.

Getting an Education in the Peruvian Jungle: The Chaskawasi Project

Katarina Zimmer | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Zimmer

For one day in the year the whole village queues for hours in hope of doctors' advice for a variety of ailments. At the last visit, four of the children were unable to see a doctor regarding eye problems that hindered them in reading because the system works on a 'first come, first served' basis.

Beyond the Football Stadiums: Host Cities Uncovered

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Although England were kicked out disappointingly early, many of us have still been following the World Cup, which has dominated our television screens for the past month. While travel interest to Brazil increased by 387% during the past month, searches were only up by 6% outside the World Cup period.

The Real Reason England Are Out of The World Cup

Hamish Mackay | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

That countries such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile and Mexico have all looked more impressive than England makes the inevitable debate about how we need to change our coaching set up/youth teams/b-teams/academies/facilities all the more embarrassing and redundant.

Five Hot London Venues for World Cup Screenings

Laura Richards | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Richards

As the World Cup countdown reaches its final stages, it feels as if Brazil fever is steadily taking over London town - even if the weather isn't quite as balmy as that experienced in South America. Last minute party planning is definitely in order, then, for a successful, carnival-style screening of all the footie action.

Volunteer Stories: South America Ethical Adventure Trail

Frontier | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Our journey in Peru began on the beach of Máncora. Here we cruised the town in motorcycle taxis, sunbathed on the beach, and enjoyed fresh ceviche. Continuing south by bus, we landed in the Miraflores distric of Lima. This was the perfect place to recharge before heading up into the Andes Mountains.

Seven Foods You Must Eat... Like the Incas

Layne Lieberman | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

When visiting Peru, don't miss a visit to the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. It is in this region where you can experience truly authentic Peruvian cuisine and sample more than seven ancient super-foods that were known to provide energy and sustenance for the labor-intensive life of the Incan warriors and farmers of long ago.

The 'Other' World Cup

Kat Pugh | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Sport
Kat Pugh

The Street Child World Cup has competing boys and girls teams, it kicks off on Sunday 30th March in Rio, but unlike this Summer's event, it is the taking part that really does count as every single child participating has had a journey to get there and is already a winner.

Deconstructing the Data on FiveThirtyEight

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Will Nate's selling out to ESPN for a few pieces of silver, and leaving the venerable NYT, be worth it? Are we truly at the tipping point of a new type of journalism to take hold? Or is this just more hype in the news cycle which should invoke in us a healthy dose of skepticism?

The Petra Trail - Pucon

Petra Shepherd | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

The snow-covered and perfectly conically shaped Volcan Villarrica stands at 2840 metres on the south east of Lago Villarrica in Chile's Northern Lake District. It's climbed from the small but extremely popular town of Pucon.

The Petra Trail - Patagonia

Petra Shepherd | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Patagonia is in the bottom half of Argentina but in my mind it's a fabled land at the end of the earth synonymous with wildness, wind and adventure.