Tag: South America
Colombia: ‘proof that world peace is possible’
Last week a deal was agreed in Colombia that could end the western hemisphere’s last remaining war. It is proof, says the country’s president, that world peace is more than just a pipedream.
Archaeologists unearth mysterious jungle city
Discovered deep in the rainforest of Central America: a ‘lost city’ abandoned by a mysterious civilisation. Should people be kept away from the site to protect its uniqueness?
‘Praiseworthy’ protesters take to Brazil streets
Brazilian leaders have been taken by surprise by a wave of protests sweeping through the country. The people are angry – but the President, Dilma Rousseff, says she is proud of them.
Controversial socialist hero killed by cancer
Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s combative and charismatic left-wing president, has died in office aged 58. Is this the final blow for state socialism? Or will his controversial ideas live on?
Global war: after the battle
When the guns fall silent, war-torn nations face an even tougher challenge: keeping a stable peace. What problems do countries face in the aftermath of conflict?
World marks revolt that helped end slavery
August 23rd was the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. It marks a crucial anniversary in the fight against slavery – but the war is far from over.
Hostages freed after 12 years in Colombian jungle
For decades, Colombia has been terrorised by FARC – revolutionaries who use kidnapping as a weapon of war. This week, they released their last political prisoners. Is peace on the horizon?
Q&A: Controversial Latin leader returns in triumph
With his defiance of the West, Hugo Chavez has become an iconic political renegade. He has major influence in South America, but are men like Chavez the region’s future – or its past?