2 super airlines are fighting for supremacy over the skies of South America

Through a series of mergers, two super airlines have emerged in South America. Avianca is a major player in the northern part of the continent. Latam is dominant in the south. Both are vying for supremacy in Brazil. Over the past couple of decades, consolidation and bankruptcies have reshaped the airline industry in North America. Historic brands such as TWA, Continental, Northwest, and US Air have...

South America’s extreme vineyards

The intoxicating landscape of South America is diverse and extreme, says Alistair Cooper in this months magazine. Find out some of the most extreme vineyard sites… It is home to the world’s longest mountain range, the largest river and the driest desert. It is this thrilling playground that is host to a growing band of intrepid winemakers who are stepping into the unknown in the pursuit of...

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...

More young travellers hitting South America’s cocaine trail, expert says

An increasing number of young Western travellers are heading to South America to take advantage of easy and cheap access to cocaine, a criminal justice expert has said. Flinders University criminal justice strategic professor Andrew Goldsmith said there was „no doubt“ Western backpackers travelling to places like Colombia, young travellers in particular, were increasing in numbers. „Some...

South America: A Polarized Continent

After a decade of relative stability, South America experiences political turmoil and social unrest. Not long ago, South America was a promising continent. Economic growth and unparalleled political stability offered good reasons for optimism. Gone were the coups, and the region welcomed transitions of power through elections. Now, however, this era of hopefulness feels like a distant memory. South...

Diamond Resorts International – Offers Vacationers Top Tips When Traveling to South America

LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / April 10, 2017 / Travel to South America will remain high in 2017 due to continued low fuel prices and overall lower cost to long-distance travel. Popular tropical destinations such as Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean are likely to see a steady rise in vacationers over the winter, while Ecuador ranked highly as a sought-after vacation spot thanks to the famed Galapagos...

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...

Why is South America being hit by deadly landslides?

It starts with torrential rain in the mountains. Then a wall of mud and boulders comes barreling down the slopes, sweeping away houses, cars and people. Like a video stuck on repeat, the story has played out over and over again in recent weeks in South America, where hundreds of people have been killed in landslides. First they hit Peru, where the indigenous Quechua language has a word for these flash...

Looking at Women’s Day in South America

A group of women stood in a drumline, like that of an army, on the Avenida de Mayo as the band leader kept time with her drum sticks. It was International Women’s Day in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 8, and by 5 p.m. the other students in my study abroad program and I found ourselves amidst about 100,000 protesters in what was a cross between a music festival and all out revolutionary...