# South america
Denver extends disaster declaration over migrants
The Denver City Council will vote Monday to extend the disaster declaration in the county related to sheltering migrants through April 24. It was set to expire March 27. Denver, a self-proclaimed “sanctuary city,” has provided services to more than 5,000 migrants so far. Mayor Michael Hancock issued the declaration in December. Last month, the council also extended it at his request.
New South American Restaurant Opens in Long-Vacant Location
While restaurants come and go, the physical carcass of some former restaurants often lay in ruin for years. Dead, empty spots left to collect dust. For one reason or another, new restaurants skip over these locations. Perhaps not wanting to test fate and try their hand in the house of the previously failed establishment. Other times there’s an issue with the vacant space. However, while location is often the name of restaurant real estate, a quality restaurant with exceptional food can overcome just about anything. That is what a new establishment is hoping for, as it moves into a space that has been vacant for nearly three years.
Man Survives 31 Days in the Amazon Jungle on Worm Diet
A Bolivian man lost in the Amazon jungle for 31 days survived animal encounters, exposure, dehydration, and starvation before a local search party found him. Jhonattah Acosta was on a hunting trip in northern Bolivia when he became separated from his four friends on Jan. 25, The Guardian reported. More than a month later, a search party comprised of Acosta’s friends and area locals stumbled upon him. He had a dislocated ankle and a swollen face, and had lost 17kg.
7 of the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Latin America
7 of the most expensive homes for sale in South America. Everyone always hear about the most expensive homes in the U.S. or even in Europe. But there are plenty of stunning pieces of real estate in South America [most are in Brazil and Uruguay). Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America. We put together a short list of real estate that might catch your attention.
The Mysterious Fate of Hitler: Did He Flee to Argentina?
It's one of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th century: what happened to Adolf Hitler after he committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin in 1945? While most historians believe that Hitler died in the bunker, there are still some who maintain that he may have escaped and fled to South America, particularly Argentina.
Widespread severe weather forecast across the United States: Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, Northwest, and Alaska Regions
The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center based in College Park, Maryland has released its short-range forecast for the period between 12Z Sun Feb 12 2023 and 12Z Tue Feb 14 2023. The forecast indicates that a low pressure system will spread wet weather up the Mid-Atlantic region and bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain for the Appalachian areas.
A 5th Climber Dies in Patagonia
The Patagonia climbing season is unfolding with several great climbs, solos, traverses and new routes, but also an alarming number of fatalities. The latest occurred on Tuesday near the base of Cerro Torre.
A woman is upset with boyfriend because he kisses and hugs other women; he says it's a "cultural thing"
Dating outside of your culture is definitely a tricky endeavor. Not only do you have to get to know someone and their personality, but you have to learn about the practices and values that are different from yours.
Woman flew to Peru to meet her online boyfriend and he ended up being arrested for her murder
According to reports, 51-year-old Blanca Arellano was found dead on the beach in Huacho, Peru. Arellano flew from her home in Mexico to Lima, Peru, on July 27th to meet up with 37-year-old Juan Pablo Jesus Villafuerte Pinto.
This is the closest point to the middle of the world from the U.S.
Sundial positioned on the equator line in EcuadorPhoto byCredit: Cayambe; CC-BY-SA-3.0 The equator is an imaginary line that lies around the middle of Earth. The imaginary line is halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole at 0 degrees latitude.
Conversations You Will Have in Colombia if You are a Foreigner (Opinion Piece)
If you are thinking about coming to Colombia, these are some conversations you will have with locals. Necesitas tener cuidado or You need to be careful. Every Colombian will tell you this. I completely agree with this; you are a stranger in a strange land, and they know their country’s history.
The Legend of The Alligator Man, El Hombre Caimán
On the coast of Colombia lies one of the largest rivers in the northern Andes of Colombia, The Magdalena. And on that river lies a small river town, Plato. During the early colonization of Colombia, the Spanish conquistadores used the river as transport to communicate between Bogotá and the Caribbean Sea port in Cartagena de Indias and thus with Europe.
The Legend of La Patasola
Have you ever thought about cheating on your spouse? The Legend of La Patasola will make you think twice. La Patasola is the legend of the one-legged woman originating in Colombia's Andean region; she lives deep in the jungle along Colombia's Pacific coast and the north of Ecuador. She is known as "La Patasola" because she walks with only one foot. Some refer to her as the protector of the Andes and full of vengeance.
Anarchists Vs. Dictatorship: FEJUVE and Bolivian Dictatorships
I previously wrote about a mutualist anarchist community of over 600 neighborhood councils called FEJUVE - which is short for Federation of Neighborhood Councils-El Alto. This anarchist community, as I previously stated, is still around in Bolivia to this day and has survived over two generations, lasting 43 years since this article was written. On top of that, the population of the society is about 114,000 people. For context, that population is around the same size as the Federated States of Micronesia, so you pretty much have a small libertarian nation within Bolivia with a large population living in harmony without needing a monopoly on violence to keep things in line. All of this makes FEJUVE one of the idea anarchist mass societies that I am proud to write about as a form of generational anarchism.
President Perón of Argentina, a Nazi sympathizer.
After the fall of Germany during WW2, many Nazis fled to Argentina and other parts of South America. It was no secret that President Juan Perón was a Nazi sympathizer. Nevertheless, president Perón allowed for the passage of the high-ranking officials of the Nazi party and permitted safe passage into Argentina. Most of them chose Bariloche to settle down.
Colombia to Battle Tax Evasion Epidemic With Official Digital Currency
The South American nation of Colombia is planning to launch its own official digital currency in a bid to stop tax evaders. Per the Atlantic Council's Central Bank Digital Currency Tracker, Colombia will join 10 other nations that have already created official digital currencies:
South America Vaccine Requirements to Travel
Requirements for entry condensed and easy to find. Since I am in South America, I thought I would make it easy for all those who might want to escape south as the US continues to get worse by the day.
What is a Pink Dolphin?
Pink / Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) in the Negro River, municipality of Novo Airão, Amazonas State, Brazil.naturepl.com / Luiz Claudio Marigo / WWF-Canon. When I visited the Amazon jungle, the first thing our guide told us when we stepped on the boat was to keep an eye out for a pink dolphin. The first thing I thought was he had to be joking; dolphins are in the ocean and prefer salt water. Then I knew he was joking since we all know dolphins are not pink.
Five Reasons You Need to add San Carlos, Colombia, to your Must-See List
6 Rivers and over 100 waterfalls give San Carlos the title of the most naturally beautiful town in Colombia. San Carlos, Colombia, a pueblo I have called home since the end of July 2021. When I arrived, I had no idea what to expect, nor that I would still be living here.
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