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UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Chileans, Argentines gape at total solar eclipse

Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward Tuesday as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina.


Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South America

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries’ interconnected power grid.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

U.S. hits Venezuela with oil sanctions to pressure Maduro

The Trump administration on Monday sanctioned Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, ratcheting up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the U.S.-backed opposition in the oil-rich nation in …


Cruising around Cape Horn is South American adventure

A surprisingly cold wind swept across the desolate beach at Volunteer Point, one of the Falkland Islands’ most popular tourist destinations, but the throngs of king, gentoo and Magellanic penguins …


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Paraguay leader fires interior minister after protester dies

President Horacio Cartes fired Paraguay’s interior minister and top police official on Saturday following the killing of a young opposition party leader and violent overnight clashes sparked by a secret …


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Lake worshipped by Incans now littered with trash

LAKE TITICACA, Peru – Tucked between snow-capped mountains, Lake Titicaca was once worshipped by the Incas, who proclaimed its deep blue waters the birthplace of the sun. These days the …


If young adults let you tag along, go

I’ve always advised my two daughters to take advantage of opportunities. Now I’m practicing what I preach, shadowing them occasionally as they open doors in their ever-more-independent lives.


Patagonia delivers stunning family hiking adventure

While scrambling up a razorback moraine near the iconic granite towers of Torres del Paine National Park, a gust of wind broadsided me with the force of a charging bull. …