South America News

It now takes 1 million bolivars to buy a cup of coffee.

A minimum-wage worker in Venezuela could afford 5 cups of coffee each month — and nothing else.

The world has seen this story play out in another failed state before: Somalia. It took an organized international response to deal with it.

As socialism destroys their society, Venezuelans turn to high-seas piracy.

The 62-gun, three-masted galleon (pictured), went down on June 8, 1708, with 600 people on board as well as a treasure of gold, silver and emeralds during a battle with British ships in the War of Spanish Succession.

‘Holy grail’ of shipwrecks laden with treasures worth £12.6 BILLION that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean 300 years ago was found using an autonomous robot.

After a Canadian-owned gold mine near his village of Coclesito left behind debt and dust, local anti-mining activist Carmelo Yangüez doubts that any good will come from a second Canadian-owned copper mine in the region. Photo by Rémy Bourdillon

Canadian company leaves dust and debt after abandoning its gold mine in Panama.

Missing submarine’s chance of being found with crew still alive ‘fading by hour’.