Direct flights between Israel and South America coming soon

LATAM Airlines announces plans to begin operating flights in 2018 between Israel and Santiago, with one stopover in Sao Paulo; Israel looks to British Airways to fill flight routes left by Monarch. Latin America’s largest airline holding company, LATAM Airlines, announced last week that it will begin operating direct flights between Israel and South America in 2018. According to the Chile-based...

Argentina seeks to overtake Chile in South America lithium race

CAUCHARI OLAROZ, Argentina, Nov 13 – The giant pools of turquoise water in the mountainous deserts of northwest Argentina shimmer in the sunlight like oases and for lithium miners like Australia’s Orocobre Ltd, that is exactly what they are. The mid-cap miner is one of several lithium producers stepping up investment in Argentina amid expectations President Mauricio Macri’s business-friendly...

Brazilian soccer chief was caught on tape asking for a bribe, say federal prosecutors in first trial as part of global $200million Fifa corruption scandal

– Jose Maria Marin, Manuel Burga and Juan Angel Napout on trial for fraud charges – Former Fifa officials were arrested at Zurich hotel in 2015 amid corruption probe – Trio accused of illegally pocketing money from TV rights and marketing deals – All deny charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies The trial of three former South American soccer officials...

The New South America

Latin America is taking giant leaps towards becoming a global superpower. Treasury Ministers Rodrigo Valdés and Nicolás Dujovne from Chile and Argentina respectively highlighted the importance of advancing towards the process of regional integration in order to the strengthen both economies. The most important topic, they denoted, is how both nations will continue to lead its own international alliance...

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...

Brand Brazil Continues to Defy Apathy over International Football

In his book ‘Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life’, Alex Bellos describes how, for a footballer, being Brazilian is a brand. Even at the top echelons of the game, people confer extra gravitas on a Brazilian footballer, so strong is the association with the likes of Pele, Garrincha, Zico, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Socrates and many, many others. When Gilberto Silva played for Arsenal, I vividly recall...

‘Heart of South America’: Bolivia Plans Bioceanic Train Connecting Atlantic, Pacific Oceans

The train will connect Peru’s Pacific coast to Brazil’s Atlantic shores. Bolivia plans to become „the heart of South America“ with a new train project that would connect the continent’s Atlantic and Pacific shores. „In the area of regional integration, Bolivia proposes to be part of the bioceanic train,“ Bolivia’s Deputy Minister of Planning and Strategy...

Suriname Due to Become Latest South American Nation to Waive Visas for Russians

The talks officially started in September 2016 to increase trade between the two countries. Suriname and Russia are strengthening their diplomatic ties as they prepare to sign a series of economic and military agreements, including a special travel deal. According to CaribFlame, the Russian Latin American Department director, Alexandr Schetinin, said an “agreement on visa-free travel for citizens...

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...