Tag: South America

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Death of a Prosecutor

Alberto Nisman accused Iran and Argentina of colluding to bury a terrorist attack. Did it get him killed?

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In Welsh Patagonia

A nonconformist pastor sent a colony of Welsh people to Argentina to try to preserve the language in 1865. 150 years later, the traces are still there.

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The Child Preachers of Brazil

On the kids who are spiritual leaders before the age of ten.

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A Fortune at the Top of the World

There’s still a gold rush on in the Andes.

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The Lost City of Z

A mystery embedded deep within the Amazon.

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A Volcano of Documents

Guatemala discovers, in bat-guano spotted documents, the truth about its violent past.

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"The Media Doesn’t Care What Happens Here"

In the age of citizen journalism, smartphones and streaming video, bearing witness to human rights violations is getting easier. Is it also making justice more complicated?

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Witches of Chiloé

The history of a powerful and violent secret society in the islands of southern Chile.

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Homeward

As a child, Hugo Lucitante was brought to America from a tiny jungle village in Ecuador. His heart’s still back home.

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José Mujica Was Every Liberal's Dream President. He Was Too Good to Be True.

The disappointing tenure of Uruguay’s great lefty hope.

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The Chopping Houses

Fears of witchcraft leave a trail of dismembered bodies in Buenaventura, Colombia.