South America

  • South America Is a Tough Spot for U.S. Airlines, But Travel to Colombia Is Booming

    South America has been a difficult region for the big three  U.S. airlines for months, due primarily to the troubled economies of Brazil and Venezuela. But South America also has its bright spots, particularly in Colombia, Latin America's third largest economy after Brazil and Mexico. The Colombian…

  • Fisherman Catches Piranha in Arkansas Lake

    Fishermen typically catch bluegill, channel catfish and largemouth bass in northwest Arkansas’ Lake Bentonville. A biologist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission told KYE that the fish must have been dumped there after being taken out of somebody’s aquarium. Piranhas can’t survive…

  • Is Yerba Mate the New "It" Superfood?

    If you've heard the buzz around yerba mate tea but aren't sure what it's all about, Shape is here to tell you! Here's why this South American tea might be the new "It" superfood. Yerba mate tea is coming in hot (literally). Native to the subtropics of South America, yerba mate has been an integral…

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  • Mozambique: Planting a Future

    According to the UN, South America and Africa lose forests at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world. After years of civil war Mozambique is trying to rebuild itself from the ruins, but the development comes at a great cost to the country's natural resources. The rich hardwood forests of…