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Giant Galapagos Tortoise Lonesome George Dies

Giant Galapagos Tortoise Lonesome George Dies

Galapagos National Park(QUITO, Ecuador) — The giant tortoise known as Lonesome George died on Sunday, according to officials at the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador.He was found Sunday morning in his pen by his longtime keeper, Fausto Llerena, the p…

Paraguay’s President Impeached for Various Scandals

Paraguay’s President Impeached for Various Scandals

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ASUNCION, Paraguay) – Former President Fernando Lugo was previously a Roman Catholic bishop before being elected to office, according to Time.After taking office, he was caught with a paternity scandal by admitting to havin…

The Riddle of The Statues of Easter Island, Solved?

The Riddle of The Statues of Easter Island, Solved?

Top Photo Group/Thinkstock(EASTER ISLAND, Chile) — How were Easter Island’s iconic statues made? Archeologists Terry Hunt of the University of Hawaii and Carl Lipo of California State University Long Beach, have studied Easter Island for the past deca…

Protesters Clash with Police Over Pro-Pinochet Documentary

Protesters Clash with Police Over Pro-Pinochet Documentary

AFP/Getty Images(SANTIAGO, Chile) — Demonstrators protesting against a government-sponsored documentary that praises former General Augusto Pinochet have clashed with police in Chile, BBC News reports. Police forces used water cannons and tear gas to …

Brazilian Left Green After ‘Hulk’ Paint Fails to Wash Off

Brazilian Left Green After ‘Hulk’ Paint Fails to Wash Off

ABC News(NEW YORK) – A Brazilian man who tried to transform himself into the superhero “The Hulk” made a major mistake. Instead of using easy to remove body paint, the man, Paulo Henrique dos Santos, used a paint reserved for ballisti…

Pacific Mystery: What’s Killing Dolphins, Pelicans in Peru?

Pacific Mystery: What’s Killing Dolphins, Pelicans in Peru?

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just what is killing dolphins and pelicans in Peru?It’s been a mystery for months on the Pacific coast of the South American country, where the local government says it has found 900 dolphin carcasses and approximately …

Joran Van Der Sloot’s Lawyer Says US Extradition Inevitable

Joran Van Der Sloot’s Lawyer Says US Extradition Inevitable

Sebastian Silva/AFP/Getty Images(LIMA, Peru) — The extradition of Joran van der Sloot to the U.S. on charges of wire fraud and extortion in connection with the death of Natalee Holloway will likely take place this summer, his lawyer told ABC News Tues…

Spirit Airlines Pulls ‘More Bang For Your Buck’ Ad

Spirit Airlines Pulls ‘More Bang For Your Buck’ Ad

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Spirit Airlines has issued an apology and pulled a “More Bang For Your Buck” ad spoofing the Secret Service prostitution scandal at the Colombian government’s request, according to NBC Miami.T…

Colombian Prostitutes Are Interviewed by Investigators

Colombian Prostitutes Are Interviewed by Investigators

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(CARTAGENA, Colombia) — Some of the prostitutes who allegedly met with Secret Service agents in Colombia have been interviewed by investigators, but U.S. officials are still searching for others, ABC News has learned.So far…

Obama Says US-Colombia Free Trade Deal a Win-Win

Obama Says US-Colombia Free Trade Deal a Win-Win

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(CARTAGENA, Colombia) — President Obama announced on Sunday that a free trade deal with Colombia will be fully enforced next month, declaring the agreement a win-win for both countries.“We’re moving ahead with our…

Obama, Shakira Join Forces at Colombian Cultural Event

Obama, Shakira Join Forces at Colombian Cultural Event

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(CARTAGENA, Colombia) — Before leaving Colombia, President Obama spent some time with the people of Cartagena, participating in a cultural event to recognize the historically marginalized Afro-Colombian communities and to gra…

Obama at Americas Summit: Open to Debate Drug Laws But Legalization Not the Answer

Obama at Americas Summit: Open to Debate Drug Laws But Legalization Not the Answer

Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images(CARTAGENA, Colombia) — President Obama said at the Summit of the Americas on Saturday that he is open to a debate about current drug laws but that legalization is not the answer, The Los Angeles Times reports. Colombian Pres…

Colombian President: Obama Visit ‘Smart Move’ to Sway Hispanic Vote

Colombian President: Obama Visit ‘Smart Move’ to Sway Hispanic Vote

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(CARTAGENA, Colombia) — Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos tells ABC News he believes President Obama’s visit to Cartagena for the Summit of the Americas is a “smart move” to help him win suppor…

Argentina: Grieving Parents Find Baby Alive in Morgue

Argentina: Grieving Parents Find Baby Alive in Morgue

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Five doctors at Perrando Hospital in northern Argentina have been suspended for declaring a baby stillborn, nailing her inside a coffin and placing her in a refrigerated room at the hospital morgue for 12 hours, Argentine media re…

Police Search for ‘Blonde Gang’ of Female Kidnappers in Brazil

Police Search for ‘Blonde Gang’ of Female Kidnappers in Brazil

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SAO PAULO, Brazil) — Brazilian police are searching for a group of unlikely kidnappers and thieves: young, middle class women.The “gang of blondes,” so called because all but one of the members have blonde…

Rare Glacier Collapse Enthralls Argentina

Rare Glacier Collapse Enthralls Argentina

Archival photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SANTA CRUZ, Argentina) — A glacier collapse in Argentina Sunday wowed tourists lucky enough to be on hand to witness the rare sight.Large chunks of the Perito Moreno glacier in the country’s National Park Los Gl…

Argentina Train Crash Leaves Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured

Argentina Train Crash Leaves Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured

JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) — At least 49 people were killed and another 600 injured when a packed commuter train crashed into a retaining wall at the terminal in Argentina’s capital city at the height of rush hour W…

Hundreds of Prisoners Killed in Honduras Jail Fire

Hundreds of Prisoners Killed in Honduras Jail Fire

ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images(TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras) — A fire at a jail in Honduras has left at least 272 prisoners dead after the blaze broke out late Tuesday night, officials said. Dozens were burned or suffocated to death after authorities failed…

6.3 Magnitude Quake Strikes Peru; No Deaths, Damage Reported

6.3 Magnitude Quake Strikes Peru; No Deaths, Damage Reported

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LIMA, Peru) — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the coast of central Peru early Monday morning, leaving a few dozen people with minor injuries, according to local media outlets. No deaths have been reported.The U.S. Geological S…

Joran Van Der Sloot to Be Sentenced in 2010 Peru Murder

Joran Van Der Sloot to Be Sentenced in 2010 Peru Murder

Sebastian Silva/AFP/Getty Images(LIMA, Peru) — Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch national long believed to be responsible for the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, will be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to the murder of a Pe…

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