Bolivia launches world`s highest cable railway

Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated Friday the first segment of the world`s highest cable railway line, carrying passengers from city to city at up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level.

15 killed, 58 injured in Peruvian bus accident

Authorities in Peru say an overcrowded passenger bus has fallen into a ravine in the Andes Mountains, killing at least 15 people and injuring 58, some seriously.

New bird species discovered in Peru

A new small, black-coloured bird species, with an unusual voice, has been discovered in the remote Andes Mountains of central Peru.

Two new lizard species discovered in Peru

Scientists have discovered two new species of lizards, with colourful splotches of green and brown on their bodies, in the Peruvian rain forest.

Warbling wrens don`t just tweet, they sing duets

They may not be Sonny and Cher, but certain South American birds sing duets, taking turns as the tune goes along.

Strong quake shakes northern Chile

Chile was shaken by a strong 6.3 earthquake that officials said was not an aftershock from the massive quake that killed more than 800 people last weekend.