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Foreign Affairs Minister of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrissov has met the Foreign Minister of Argentina Hector Timerman. ©mfa.gov.kz
Argentina is visa-free for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan and Argentina have signed a visa-free regime agreement.

Argentina is visa-free for Kazakhstan
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Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.

Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina
Leopoldo Lopez. Photo courtesy of thekenyonthrill.files.wordpress.com
Harvard honors Venezuelan opposition leader with alumni award

Harvard University announced Friday that it had given an annual alumni achievement award to jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez for his "support of democracy and transparency."

Harvard honors Venezuelan opposition leader with alumni award
Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes
Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes

Venezuelan police arrested 105 people and fired tear gas at anti-government student protesters who hurled stones and fireworks Wednesday at a ministry building in the capital, officials said.

Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes
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Sao Paulo airport opens new terminal for World Cup

Sao Paulo's airport, one of the busiest in Latin America, opened a new international terminal Sunday -- just in time for the football World Cup.

Sao Paulo airport opens new terminal for World Cup
Freighter runs aground in the Galapagos
Freighter runs aground in the Galapagos

An Ecuadoran freighter ran aground Friday in the Galapagos islands, but "for the moment" does not pose a threat to the Pacific archipelago's unique environment, the Galapagos National Park said.

Freighter runs aground in the Galapagos
Amasifuen Gamarra. Photo courtesy of peru21.pe
Peru man survives 1,500-meter fall with tangled parachute

A Peruvian air force NCO whose parachute malfunctioned during a training exercise survived a 1,500-meter (5,000-feet) fall with nary a broken bone.

Peru man survives 1,500-meter fall with tangled parachute
Peruvian police burn 11 tons of seized drugs
Peruvian police burn 11 tons of seized drugs

Peruvian police on Tuesday burned about 11 tons of drugs confiscated in raids in recent months.

Peruvian police burn 11 tons of seized drugs
Paulo Malhaes. Photo courtesy of abi.org.br
Retired Brazil colonel who admitted torture found dead

A retired Brazilian colonel who last month admitted carrying out torture during the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship has been found dead following a break-in at his suburban Rio home, police said Friday.

Retired Brazil colonel who admitted torture found dead
Three students killed by wall collapse in Portugal
Three students killed by wall collapse in Portugal

Three students, aged between 18 and 20, were killed and another four injured after a wall collapsed at the University of Minho in Braga, northern Portugal, emergency services announced.

Three students killed by wall collapse in Portugal
Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law
Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law

Brazil's Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user's bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by US cyber-snooping.

Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law
Police arrest 250, seize weapons in Argentina
Police arrest 250, seize weapons in Argentina

A series of raids west of Buenos Aires yielded 250 arrests and unearthed firearms and drugs, police said Monday, the second such operation in as many weeks.

Police arrest 250, seize weapons in Argentina
Football: World Cup ticketing centers open
Football: World Cup ticketing centers open

World Cup ticketing centers opened in Brazil on Friday allowing fans who have managed to purchase match tickets for the June 12 to July 13 extravaganza to claim them.

Football: World Cup ticketing centers open
Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano
Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Peruvian authorities began evacuating 4,000 people Thursday from villages near a volcano that has seen significantly increased activity, spewing smoke and ash.

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano
Brazil names 46 suspects in money-laundering, drug probe
Brazil names 46 suspects in money-laundering, drug probe

Police in Brazil have named 46 people, including an ex-executive at oil giant Petrobras, as suspects in an alleged $4.5 billion money laundering and drug operation, officials said.

Brazil names 46 suspects in money-laundering, drug probe
Thousands evacuated, 12 dead in Chile blaze
Thousands evacuated, 12 dead in Chile blaze

More than 8,000 people were evacuated Sunday as an army of firefighters battled a killer blaze that tore through parts of Chile's historic port of Valparaiso and left at least 12 people dead.

Thousands evacuated, 12 dead in Chile blaze
Peru volcano spews white hot rocks, prompts evacuation
Peru volcano spews white hot rocks, prompts evacuation

Residents have fled villages near Peru's Ubinas volcano, which this week began spitting out white hot chunks of rock, some as big as 30 centimeters (one foot) in diameter.

Peru volcano spews white hot rocks, prompts evacuation
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Chevron, YPF ramp up Argentina shale investment

US oil giant Chevron and state-controlled YPF unveiled plans Thursday to spend another $1.6 billion to develop Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation for oil and gas projects.

Chevron, YPF ramp up Argentina shale investment
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. ©Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
Kirchner to be godmother of lesbian couple's daughter

Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner has agreed to be godmother to the baby daughter of a lesbian couple, one of the mothers told AFP.

Kirchner to be godmother of lesbian couple's daughter
Renowned Peruvian chef and local food network star Gaston Acurio. ©Reuters/Mariana Bazo
Peru's Gaston Acurio: from master chef to world food ambassador

He's not even 50, but he's already transformed Peruvian cuisine and his restaurants are ranked among the best in the world.

Peru's Gaston Acurio: from master chef to world food ambassador