Hours after a surprise return from Cuba Monday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rallied a crowd of thousands of supporters Monday night, vowing to win a "battle for life" after undergoing cancer surgery.Chavez addressed the crowd from a balcony of the presidential palace.The Venezuelan president th
The $3.2 billion HidroAysen project is a controversial hydroelectric dam complex planned for Chile. The project’s five dams would flood almost 15,000 acres of Patagonian wilderness. Getting the power to market would require transmission lines to gauge a 1,200 mile swath through the forest.
Venezuela's colorful and bombastic leader has reappeared after a long public absence.President Hugo Chavez, who frequently goes on air to accuse the U.S. of plotting against him, hadn't been seen since June 10 when he underwent surgery in Cuba.
Several days' travel from the ruins at Machu Picchu, dropping into the thick heat and greenery of the upper Amazon, lies the Peruvian village of Shimaa. Dozens of simple buildings hug a hillside above a river.
In 2009, when the Peruvian film The Milk of Sorrow won top honors at the Berlin Film Festival, lead actress Magaly Solier did something surprising — she chose to accept the award by singing a song in Quechua, a common indigenous language of Peru.Indigenous people make up more than half of P