How Lima shed its dangerous reputation to become South America’s greatest city for food

I’d never have thought cows’ hearts could look so appetising. The meat was rich, textured like tongue and a bit chewy. The overboiled spuds reminded me of childhood Sunday dinners. The glass of chicha morada, a purple corn beverage, was comforting, like cough mixture. The venue, El Tio Mario – Uncle Mario’s – was an upmarket canteen, functional, family oriented, the décor just a bit too...

Solomun Announces North & South America Tour Dates

The DJ and producer is expected to perform his new track „Amanecer“ at many of the shows during the two-month run. Fresh off yet another successful installation of his Solomun +1 residency in Ibiza, prolific underground DJ and producer Solomun isn’t slowing down the party anytime soon. In fact, the Diynamic label boss has just announced a slew of international touring dates through...

Bolivia 1st in Education Investment in South America: Report

Bolivia is only behind Cuba in Latin America in terms of funds dedicated to public education. Bolivia holds the first place in public investment for education across South America, according to a new report. “Bolivia in South America is the first country with the best investment in education and in Latin America is the second, after Cuba,“ Education Director of Tarija Eudal Tejerina said. According...

Venezuelan Alt-Rock Band Los Mesoneros Will Tour South America

Venezuelan bands have taken on many cities with their music and career. Viniloversus, for example, is a rock hit in Miami, and soon they will be invading many more North American stages with their recent LP, Days of Exile, the first English-language album from the band. Los Amigos Invisibles has traveled from Japan to New York with their „Venezuelan Gozadera“ sound, and trippy pop band...

Did early Easter Islanders sail to South America before Europeans?

Nearly 2000 kilometers from its nearest neighbor in the Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, seems an unlikely crossroads for the world’s cultures. But in recent years, some scientists have argued that the island’s first inhabitants—Polynesians who settled there by 1200 C.E.—may have sailed all the way to South America and back, making contact with Native Americans long before...

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...