Former South America federation boss ill amid US charges
Former South America federation boss ill amid US charges

The former president of South America`s football confederation fell ill and was hospitalized in Paraguay on Wednesday as US authorities sought his extradition in connection with a FIFA corruption scandal.

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leaders begin hunger strike

 Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and another high-profile detainee began a hunger strike Saturday to protest political repression in the South American nation.

Destructive hacking attempts target critical infrastructure in Americas: Survey

Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organizations throughout North and South America.

RIP Malli Mastan Babu: 'Mountains retained its favourite child'
RIP Malli Mastan Babu: 'Mountains retained its favourite child'

Ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who went missing since March 24 from Andes Mountains in South America, has been found dead.

Cuba gives its `unconditional support` to Venezuela against US

Cuba on Tuesday offered its "unconditional support" to Venezuela after US President Barack Obama authorized new sanctions against senior officials of the turbulent South American oil producer, Havana`s closest ally.

Pope makes surprise visit to Rome shantytown

Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a shantytown on Rome`s outskirts on Sunday, stunning poor residents, many of them from his native South America.

Pope approves martyr status for slain Salvadoran archbishop

Pope Francis on Tuesday approved a decree declaring slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero a martyr for the church.

Three red cards and Libertadores Cup has not even begun
Three red cards and Libertadores Cup has not even begun

The violence and misconduct that has often blighted the Libertadores Cup has reared its ugly head the week before the start of South America`s top club competition.

Dakar Rally: Nani Roma heads Mini 1-2-3 as Nasser Al-Attiyah stretches lead
Dakar Rally: Nani Roma heads Mini 1-2-3 as Nasser Al-Attiyah stretches lead

Defending champion Nani Roma led a Mini 1-2-3 in the Dakar Rally ninth stage on Tuesday as Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah increased his overall lead with four days action in South America to go.

Brazil`s Rousseff begins second term under cloud

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff begins her second term Thursday, aiming to get economic growth back on track, and to rebuild government credibility after a major kickbacks scandal.

Golf course aside, 2016 Rio Olympics preparations on track: Minister
Golf course aside, 2016 Rio Olympics preparations on track: Minister

Brazil`s outgoing Minister of Sport, Aldo Rebelo, says the 2016 Rio Olympics preparations were progressing well, while acknowledging "problems" surrounding the golf venue which have had ecologists up in arms.

River Plate win Copa Sudamericana
River Plate win Copa Sudamericana

River Plate won their first continental title in 17 years on Wednesday when they beat Colombian side Nacional Medellin 2-0 in the second leg of the final of the Copa Sudamericana.

Morning glory as 2016 Rio Olympics opts for early finals
Morning glory as 2016 Rio Olympics opts for early finals

Eight track and field finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics will be staged in the morning to capture prime-time TV audiences in Europe, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said Wednesday.

European strikers have gone soft: Arsene Wenger
European strikers have gone soft: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes European forwards have gone soft and says the majority of the world`s elite strikers now hail from South America.

'Top Gear' abandons Argentina filming after protests
'Top Gear' abandons Argentina filming after protests

The cast and crew of 'Top Gear' have cut short a visit to Argentina following claims host Jeremy Clarkson drove a car that made reference to the Falklands War.

Chile coup anniversary leaves 14 wounded, 179 arrested

Fourteen people were wounded and 179 arrested during unrest that broke out on the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, police said on Friday.

Five new monkey species discovered
Five new monkey species discovered

 Conservationists have discovered five new monkey species in South America that have, since, been added to the animal record books.

Rio 2016 launches volunteer programme
Rio 2016 launches volunteer programme

The Rio 2016 organising committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has launched a recruitment drive for 70,000 volunteers for the first Games to be held in South America.

Travel Oscars: Quito top South American attraction

Travelers interested in exploring the best of South America should consider bypassing predictable destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and book a stay in Quito, Ecuador, which was named South America’s leading destination for the second year in a row at a major awards gala dubbed the Oscars of the travel world.

Seals may have spread tuberculosis to humans: Study

In a bizarre turn of events, research shows that tuberculosis likely spread from humans in Africa to seals and sea lions that brought the disease to South America.