Forcing young men to serve in the army is not exactly is the most democratic way to run a country. However, many developed and liberal countries like Israel and Singapore still practice conscription as a rule. On the other hand, most Latin American countries do not force their citizens to serve in the army and the decision is almost always voluntary. [Continue reading…]Read more
The recent earthquake in Chile has shaken awake the medias interest in the infamous “Ring of Fire”. From local weather men to the big network scientists, all have vaguely scratched the surface in their explanations of one of the most dangerous areas on Earth.
The Pacific Ring of Fire stretches from South America, where the Nazca plate dips beneath the South American Plate, and runs north along the pacific coasts of Central and North America up to Alaska. It then crosses over to the coasts of Asia all the way south to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. It is along these fault lines that 75% of the worlds active and dormant volcanoes rest. It is also where 90% of the worlds earthquakes occur. [Continue reading…]Read more
By TIM RATH. The noise produced by a near-capacity crowd of Peruvians packing Eduardo Dibos Coliseum may have been heardRead more
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The Andean city of Cusco in southeastern Peru got the third spot among cities from Central and South America inRead more