Brazil Indians Occupy Cattle Ranch in Widening Land Dispute
Federal police ordered some 200 Terena Indians to leave a former congressman's ranch in south-central Brazil on Thursday in the latest flashpoint of a widening conflict over land ownership in South America's farm belt.
Sports Briefing | Soccer: São Paulo May Lose Cup Games
São Paulo, South America’s largest city, could lose its right to stage matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil because of delays in building its stadium, soccer’s governing body, FIFA, warned.
History and tragedy at Bolívar Square in Bogotá, Colombia
The city of Bogotá, capital of Colombia, is located on a plateau of the Andes, in central Colombia, 2.650 meters (8,690 feet) above sea level. The capital, with nearly 7.3 million inhabitants is the fifth most populous conurbation in South America.
French Police Nab Frogmen Smuggling Cocaine Strapped to Ships
Police in France and the Netherlands have broken up a smuggling ring that used torpedo-shaped containers, cargo ships and frogmen for years to ship cocaine from South America to Europe's largest commercial port.
South America Rushes to Back Maduro as U.S. Casts Doubts on Venezuela Vote
South American leaders will make a collective show of support for Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro on Thursday in Lima, officials said, as the United States and his opponents call for a recount of the disputed vote.