Bizarre tourism video promoting sex island getaway

Most of us know about those grubby clubs and resorts offering a special type female company, but never has sex tourism tried to edge into the mainstream like this before. A private island in Colombia has released a video, which is going viral, about their „sex island experience“ this November. The high end holiday break involves transfers to the island of Cali, fifteen minutes from the...

Istanbul Symphony Orchestra to perform in South America

The Istanbul Symphony Orchestra (IDSO) is set to go on a tour in South America. Under the baton of chief conductor Milan Turkovic, violinists Vadim Repin and Rebecca Hartmann will accompany the orchestra. With the organization of Dr. Martin Ochs from Konzert-und Tourneemanagement, the concerts will take place between June 18 and 30. IDSO will give six concerts in four countries including Brazil, Peru,...

Get crafty and colourful with South American interiors

Casita Andina is a restaurant that wants to transport you to the foothills of the Andes. The Peruvian picantería not only serves some of London’s finest ceviche, but goes the extra mile on the interiors, with textiles made by traditional Andean weavers, folky tin-framed mirrors and a turquoise-walled patio hung with terracotta pots. The trend for Latin American flavours has found a place in homeware,...

South America distributes half of the missionary books of the world

On Saturday, May 27, a great movement of Adventists delivered millions of missionary books in eight South American countries. For Seventh-day Adventists in South America, May has became known as the month for the Impact Hope project. This project reached its tenth edition May 27, with an active participation of 2.5 million members who distributed more than 20 million free copies of the book Em Busca...

This Mask Is Among the Oldest Human-Made Metal Objects in South America

An ancient, rectangular copper mask recently found in the southern Andes in Argentina is about 3,000 years old — one of the oldest human-made metal object from South America — and its discovery challenges the accepted idea that South American metalworking originated in Peru, according to archaeologists. Found at a site where adults and children were buried, the mask dates to approximately 1000...

Medical marijuana gains ground in South America

Cannabis plants growing in an apartment in the town. [Buenos Aires] Three South American countries have issued policies to regulate cannabis use for medical or recreational purposes. In recent weeks, firm steps have been taken to legalise the controversial plant in the region. This also opens new opportunities for research into its therapeutic and pharmacological properties. But the measures are still...

Zee Mundo arrives in South America

India’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises has launched its Spanish-language Bollywood movie channel in South America. Zee Mundo is now carried in Ecuador by cable operator TV Cable, featuring Bollywood action, romance, suspense, drama and comedy films that have been dubbed into Spanish. “Our Latino audiences across the US have shown a huge appreciation for the channel and the content is already very...

Protests sweeping South America show rising antigovernment anger

QUITO, Ecuador — Nearly every nation in South America has been jolted by large protests or violent clashes in recent weeks, a continental surge of anti-government anger unlike anything in years. On the streets of Venezuela, opponents of the left-wing government are squaring off against riot police nearly every day. In Paraguay, angry crowds sacked and firebombed the country’s parliament building...

Phase 2 Zika vaccine trial begins in U.S., Central and South America

Study will evaluate NIH’s experimental DNA vaccine. Vaccinations have begun in a multi-site Phase 2/2b clinical trial testing an experimental DNA vaccine designed to protect against disease caused by Zika infection. The vaccine was developed by government scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAID is leading...

There Are Huge Tunnels in South America Dug By Extinct Giant Sloths

And no one’s sure why they dug them. Deep inside Brazil, there are tunnels large enough for a person to walk through. They are neatly symmetrical—too neat to have been caused by any known geologic process. And they are lined with claw marks. These megatunnels are probably the handiwork of giant ground sloths—humongous „paleoburrows“ that no longer walk the Earth. But tens of thousands...