Machu Picchu – Many brave the reaching altitudes and rugged, mountainous terrain to experience the wondrous ancient city of Machu Picchu.
Some however aren’t there for tourism, but because they’ve made exploration and archaeology their life’s work.
It’s been announced that a team of French, Peruvian and Spanish researchers have located a secret door and chambers hidden within the depths of the mysterious site.
From a press release:
Thanks to David Crespy’s intuition, a [...]
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Organized crime gangs have fixed or tried to fix hundreds of soccer matches around the world in recent years, including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games, Europol announced Monday.
The European Union’s police agency said an 18-month review found 380 suspicious matches in Europe and another 300 questionable games outside the continent, mainly in Africa, Asia and South and Central America. [...]
Speaking to CNN on Jan 14, Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) tried to justify pending gun grabs by saying, “There is, in fact, a mass killing in [the U.S.] everyday.”
Speier is one of 12 Democrat Reps who met with VP Biden Monday to discuss new gun control measures, and she wholeheartedly believes “there is much that needs to be done, and there’s much that can be done,” via Executive Orders to change gun policies.
She talked [...]
Federal Brazilian police and military personnel, some wearing United Nations insignia, are forcibly relocating whole communities in Brazil at gunpoint under the guise of returning huge tracts of land to a small group of Indians whose ancestors were allegedly there at some point. Thousands of local residents who have lived in the area for decades or were even born there, however, are fighting back, with critics saying the government’s actions [...]
On June 27, a plane carrying Wen Jiabao made a “technical” stop on the island of Terceira, in the Azores. Following an official greeting by Alamo Meneses, the regional secretary of environment of the sea, the Chinese premier spent four hours touring the remote Portuguese outpost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Wen’s Terceira walkabout, which followed a four-nation visit to South America, largely escaped notice at the time, but [...]
DETROIT (AP) — A turnaround in South America and a rosier outlook in Europe helped push General Motors shares up Wednesday, even though the company’s third-quarter net profit fell 14 percent.
GM said it earned $1.48 billion from July through September, down from $1.73 billion a year earlier, as European pretax losses widened and North American profits fell.
As if we don’t already have enough to worrry about…
African Snail: Deadly invasion in South America (August 2, 2012)
“The parasite that causes eosinophilic meningitis is called rat lungworm (angiostrongylus cantonensis). It has evolved to use snails as hosts and also spends part of its life cycle in a rat’s blood system and brain. After a rat eats an infected snail, thousands of worms – up to 60mm long – may grow [...]
General Motors‘ profits fell 41% in the second quarter as troubles in Europe undercut strong sales in North America.
America’s largest automaker made $1.5bn in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $2.5bn for the same period last year. Revenue fell to $37.6bn from $39.4bn in the second quarter of 2011. The results exceeded analysts’ estimates, but further underlined Europe’s drag on the US economy.
“Our results in North America were solid, but [...]
At night, London is a burning bright spot, consuming enough energy to power Ireland with its light show.
But as these stunning images from space show, we in the West are guilty of wasting energy and polluting light on a staggering scale.
Now compare the Third World countries in Africa, South America and large swathes of Asia which lie in almost complete darkness.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170422/Revealed-The-stunning-images-Europe-wastes-energy-pollutes-light-Africa-South-America-Asia-darkness.html#ixzz2058q8JwB
June 14, 2012
The U.S. Military is looking to relocate some of their predator drones, sending some to South and Central America, according to a new article in Wired Magazine.
As US forces come home from Afghanistan, the US military seems to have a surplus of predator drones — remotely operated unmanned aircraft vehicles often used to carry out attacks and intelligence gathering missions. Drones previously used in Afghanistan will be given [...]
Scopolamine often blown into faces of victims or added to drinks
Within minutes, victims are like ‘zombies’ – coherent, but with no free will
Some victims report emptying bank accounts to robbers or helping them pillage own house
Drug is made from borrachero tree, which is common in Colombia
A drug that eliminates free will while leaving the victim completely articulate is currently being dealt on the streets of Colombia.
The drug is called scopolamine, [...]
The married Secret Service agent who allegedly sparked the Colombian prostitution scandal has been identified.
Arthur Huntington, 41, from Severna Park, Maryland, spent the night with a prostitute while on duty in South America but refused to pay her what she had asked, according to CNN.
That encounter with escort Dania Suarez led to police being called to the luxury Hotel Caribe, and subsequently a major Secret Service investigation which saw nine agents [...]
March 20, 2012
A woman drugs mule who is pregnant has won her High Court battle against extradition to Argentina on the grounds that her removal would violate her human rights.
Lucy Wright, in her late 20s, from Bolton, Lancashire, had made a pledge to plead guilty to cocaine smuggling charges if her extradition to South America was halted and she was tried in the UK.
Today two judges in London [...]
From Frank Holmes of U.S. Global Investors:
Demand for access to basic needs, an emerging middle class, and a never ending use of global resources — these are the primary drivers of major infrastructure projects over the next several years, says GE.
In its investor meeting last week, the firm highlighted a few macro slides on world growth. One slide pins major global infrastructure plans totaling $4 trillion over the next two [...]
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner won re-election today, television channels C5N and America24 said after voting ended in South America’s second-biggest economy.
Fernandez, 58, won re-election to a second four-year term, the networks said, citing exit polls. She won by more than 40 percentage points over second-place finisher Hermes Binner, governor of Sante Fe province, America24 said.
Official results will be available beginning at about 8 p.m. New York time, Interior [...]
Ron Paul is America’s leading voice for limited, constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, sound money, and a pro-America foreign policy. (9/5/2011)
SAO PAULO (AP) — The city council of South America’s biggest city has adopted legislation calling for a Heterosexual Pride Day to be celebrated on the third Sunday of each December.
Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab must sign the legislation for it to become law and has said only that he is studying it. His office declined Wednesday to say whether [...]
International trade touches us all. We drink soda from cans made of aluminum mined in Australia, wear shoes made in Europe, eat fruit from South America, build machinery from steel milled in Asia, wear clothes made from African cotton, [...]
Venezuela and China will develop an observation satellite to be built in Asia and launched from South America in 2012, according to Venezuela’s science and technology minister.
Ricardo Menendez said Thursday that the earth-observation satellite, to be built at a cost of $140 million, would be used to monitor troop movements and illegal mining as well as study climate change and the environment.
“We will have a satellite with the ability to [...]
Part 2 and part 3 of this series presented a regional analysis of global petroleum production and consumption trends for the Middle East (ME), Former Soviet Union (FS), Africa (AF), South America (SA), Asia-Pacific (AP), Europe (EU) and North America (NA). Part 4 used this data to predict how the global petroleum export pool will likely decline to zero in about 2030-2035. Part [...]
It all seems rather mad, doesn’t it? The decision to become involved militarily in the Libyan civil war couldn’t take place within a less hospitable context. The U.S. is reeling from spending and deficits, we’re already in two wars, our military has been stretched to the limit, we’re restive at home, and no one, really, sees President Obama as the kind of leader you’d follow [...]
President Barack Obama has cancelled a public speech he was scheduled to deliver Sunday in a Rio square during his upcoming visit to Brazil, the US embassy in Brasilia said.
The speech in the historic plaza known as Cinelandia, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, “is cancelled,” an embassy spokeswoman told AFP.
Obama instead will deliver remarks at Rio’s Municipal Theatre, the official said, without specifying whether it [...]
The Yuan goes Global
Submitted by Julian Phillips on Mon, 6 Sep 2010
We discussed just how Chinese exporters and importers could turn from a U.S. Dollar price to a Yuan price, thus emasculating the U.S. Dollar as quickly as it takes for banks and international traders to price their goods in the Yuan. If they act too quickly, the consequences could be chaotic for global foreign exchanges. If handled carefully the [...]