Bolivia

Resilient Svindal back on form and gunning for gold

Resilient Svindal back on form and gunning for gold

Published 12/01/2018

When Aksel Lund Svindal discovered that he would have to undergo knee surgery for the second time in a year, his reaction was simply: "Here we go again". [more…]

Peterhansel stays top after eventful Dakar fourth stage

Peterhansel stays top after eventful Dakar fourth stage

Published 09/01/2018

Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage three, Pisco to San Juan de Marcona - January 8, 2018. Stephane Peterhansel [more…]

Bike champion Sunderland out of Dakar Rally

Bike champion Sunderland out of Dakar Rally

Published 09/01/2018

Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage four, San Juan de Marcona to San Juan de Marcona - January 9, [more…]

United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

Published 23/06/2017

Members of the Security Council of United Nations await for the arrival of Haitian president, Jovenel Moise, and his cabinet, in the National Palace of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.

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Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Illimani mountain is seen after a snowstorm, as pictured from El Alto, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado/ File Photo

A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.

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Ecuador leftist claims victory, conservative demands recount

Ecuador leftist claims victory, conservative demands recount

Published 03/04/2017

Ecuadorean presidential candidate Lenin Moreno (C) celebrates alongside Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa (L) and his wife Rocio Gonzalez during a national election day in a hotel, in Quito, April 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno claimed victory in Ecuador's presidential vote on Sunday, bucking a shift to the right in South America, but the conservative challenger asked for a recount as some supporters took to the streets in protest.

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New AFA president vows to get Messi ban reduced

New AFA president vows to get Messi ban reduced

Published 30/03/2017

Football Soccer - Argentina v Chile - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Antonio Liberti Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - 23/3/17 - Argentina's Lionel Messi looks on during the match. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals without banned captain Lionel Messi, elected a third-tier club chairman and former roadsweeper as its president on Wednesday.

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Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russia

Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russia

Published 24/03/2017

Football Soccer - Uruguay v Brazil - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Centenario stadium, Montevideo, Uruguay - 23/3/17 - Brazil's Paulinho celebrates his third goal. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Brazil recovered from conceding an early goal to beat Uruguay 4-1 in Montevideo on Thursday, with Paulinho grabbing a hat-trick in a win that all but cemented their place at next year's World Cup finals.

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Messi penalty lifts Argentina into qualifying berths

Messi penalty lifts Argentina into qualifying berths

Published 24/03/2017

Football Soccer - Argentina v Chile - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Antonio Liberti Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - 23/3/17 - Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after scoring a penalty goal. REUTERS/Alberto Raggio

Lionel Messi converted a penalty as Argentina labored to a 1-0 win over Chile in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that put them back in the automatic qualifying spots for next year's finals in Russia.

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Ancient human tree cultivation shaped Amazon landscape

Ancient human tree cultivation shaped Amazon landscape

Published 02/03/2017

File Photo: A view is seen from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas State, Brazil, January 10, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/File Photo

Ancient indigenous peoples had a far more profound impact on the composition of the vast Amazon rainforest than previously known, according to a study showing how tree species domesticated by humans long ago still dominate big swathes of the wilderness.

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