This Epic Trip Introduces Golfers to 10 Courses in South America and the Caribbean

When discussing the world’s top golf destinations, enthusiasts often mention Scotland, California, or Florida. This October, North Carolina–based Kalos Golf tour company (in partnership with TCS World Travel) will add to the conversation with the Best of South America Golf Tour, a 20-day itinerary that allows golfers to play links located in Barbados, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and the Dominican...

Meet the fluorescent tree frogs of South America

Of all the world’s amphibians — some 7,600 species — none had been confirmed to exhibit fluorescence, until now. Scientists in Argentina and Brazil say they’ve found the first solid evidence of a fluorescent amphibian, courtesy of the South American tree frog. Their findings, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offer clues into how this tiny tree...

OSAF Raising South America’s Profile

With a purse of $500,000 (U.S.), the Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano (G1) March 5 at Valparaiso Sporting Club in Vina del Mar, Chile, is the highest-profile race of the year in South America. The hope for the 1 1/2-mile turf event is to help serve as a benchmark in the classification/ranking of the continent’s best horses internationally. That is the one of the goals of OSAF, or Organización...

About Those Islamist Sleeper Cells in South America…

The Trump administration is huffing and puffing about the danger, but after 15 years and counting, the sleeper cells are still sleeping. Latin America must have the sleepiest of sleeper cells. It’s been more than 15 years since one of George W. Bush’s minor neocon ultras, Pentagon Under Secretary Douglas Feith, suggested, just after 9/11, that the United States hold off invading Afghanistan and...

The Best of South America: Mountain Lodges of Peru’s Lares Adventure

“Dear Ann Abel,” my welcome letter began, “You will soar with the condors.” That’s a bold pronouncement—and a reference to sacred Incan cosmology, in which condors ruled the heavens—but one that turned out to feel justified. For one thing, Mountain Lodges of Peru was about to keep my compatriots and me above 10,000 feet for the better part of a week. For another, the luxury-adventure...

Ecuador Elections: Will the Left Lose Another South American Nation?

QUITO — After more than a decade, Ecuador will have a new president. Elections will take place Sunday, February 19 and their often controversial but popular leader, President Rafael Correa, is on his way out. Since taking office in 2007, President Correa, a U.S.-trained economist has railed against capitalism, the United States and the media, while at the same time enjoying economic prosperity. Correa...

Venezuela, Washington’s Latest Defamation: To Bring NATO to South America?

The Trump Administration has just accused Venezuela’s newly appointed Vice-President, Tareck El Aissami, of being involved in drug trafficking, thereby dishing out the usual criminal spiel – illegal sanctions against a foreign dignitary with travel bans and asset seizures. This is Washington’s abject behavior at its best, as are so many others around the world of similar nature. Therefore, let...

South America by private jet: Does travel get any better?

Once upon a long time ago, they travelled cheap, sleeping on floors, living on air and dreams, following their endless summer from Marrakesh to Ibiza to Kathmandu to Goa. Once rolling stones, they now travel in the Rolling Stones‘ jet. Literally. Still desiring exciting travel, those comfortably off and up for adventure – you could call them high-end hippies – are no longer getting their...

Meet the extraordinary catfish that travels the width of South America

The dorado catfish swims more than 7,200 miles, making it the world champion of freshwater fish migration. There is an incredible fish that lives in the Amazon River. Called the “dorado“ catfish for its shimmering skin, 6-foot long Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii comes from a family of “goliath” catfish species long suspected of achieving great feats of migration. Those suspicions have now...

Look to South America not US: Bolivia to Mexico

As Mexico-US ties sour over the new US administration’s controversial anti-immigration policies, Bolivia urges Mexico to turn to the South American countries rather than Washington, citing capitalism’s demise. “The neoliberal model has failed and capitalism has failed too,“ Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Friday. Morales further noted that he had taken to Twitter and called on Mexico...