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‘Worst ever’ forest fires ravage Chile’s wildlife

As strong winds continue to fuel the forest fires that are battering central and southern Chile, wild animals are fleeing the forests towards inhabited areas in search of food and shelter. CODEFF (BirdLife in Chile) has mobilized volunteers to help them.

Turkey to launch direct flights to Mexico

Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines is planning to launch direct flights to Mexico City, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday, stressing the importance of improved access between Mexico and Turkey.

Bitcoin for Troubled Economies, the Venezuela Example

Bitcoin has emerged as a savior for many in dire situations. The decentralized nature of Bitcoin, combined with its ease of use and secure nature makes it an ideal alternative for those in troubled economies or cut off from the traditional financial system. The economic condition of Venezuela and Bitcoin’s increasing adoption in the country has presented itself as a case study for mainstream and fringe economists alike.

Dole and Del Monte also facing crimes against humanity charges for financing death squads in Colombia

Colombia’s prosecution is set to charge almost 200 companies, including multinationals like Dole and Del Monte, for financing death squads in the banana-growing region of the country, according to Blu Radio.

The Tastes And Memories Of Syria That Unlocked A New Life In Brazil

Fleeing the Syrian conflict, Muna Darweesh sought refuge in Brazil using a holiday visa. After a tough start, the refugee from Latakia is becoming a culinary star in her adopted country and an example for other refugees.

Weather, deforestation curb monarch migration to Mexico in 2016/17

More than 27 percent fewer monarch butterflies migrated to Mexican forests during the 2016/2017 season, a study showed on Thursday, fueling concerns the orange-and-black insect could face growing threats from weather and deforestation.

Colombia’s Santos asks Trump to support peace process

President Juan Manuel Santos spoke with US President Donald Trump on the phone Saturday and asked him to support Colombia’s peace plan with FARC rebels, the Latin American leader said on Twitter.

Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America's Farmers More Than Mexico's

His family has been growing strawberries in California for generations and selling them under the name Driscoll’s. Today, it’s the biggest berry producer in the world.

Colombia, ELN announce first accord at peace talks

Quito (AFP) – Colombia’s government and the country’s last active rebel force announced a preliminary agreement in their work toward a permanent ceasefire at peace talks on Thursday.

Chilean Grapes Are Purer Than Any Others; Here’s Why

You’re browsing the wine shelf at your local wine store. You pass bottles from France, Italy, California, Spain. You see the usuals, but you want something different, something special. If that’s the case, keep walking. Stop when you spot the Chilean section. Chilean wine, no matter what you think about the taste, is special.

Is my education in Colombia the reason I can’t get a training contract?

In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, one aspiring solicitor thinks her overseas education is holding her back.

Colombia’s ambassador to US urges support for ‘Peace Colombia’ aid package

Colombia’s ambassador to the United States on Thursday urged US Congress to support for “Peace Colombia” aid package pledged last year former President Barack Obama, but still without Congressional approval.

Yoreli Rincon, force in Colombia women's football game

Duitama (Colombia) (AFP) – Yoreli Rincon says her dad used to burst her footballs with a knife to stop her playing, so sexist was the sport in her native Colombia.