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South America

Quicksilver trail: Liquid mercury could lead to king’s tomb in mysterious pre-Aztec city
An archaeologist has made the startling discovery of liquid mercury beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico, which predates the Aztecs. This could mean the presence of a royal tomb right below one of the most cryptic cities in the Americas.

25.04.2015 08:03

Ash turns Chile town into post-apocalyptic scene after Calbuco eruption (PHOTOS)
A thick layer of ash has covered the streets of the town of Puerto Varas and triggered an evacuation on Thursday after the surprise eruption of Calbuco volcano in Chile’s south.

24.04.2015 07:21

Hell of a VIDEO: Lava column & lightning hit dark sky as Chile’s Mt. Calbuco erupts for 2nd day
For the second day, Chile’s Calbuco volcano is terrorizing neighborhoods, erupting spurts of molten lava, thick smoke and bright lightning. Clouds of ash have blanketed nearby cities and are heading to the capital, Santiago, and neighboring Argentina.

24.04.2015 05:09

Argentinian President to RT: ‘It is absurd to really think that Russia is a threat’
There are no reasons why Russia and Argentina should’t have bilateral ties, Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner said, stressing that it is “absurd” to deem Russia a threat. Kirchner spoke to RT in her first interview to a foreign media in five years.

23.04.2015 20:33

Surreal! Sunset turns massive Calbuco eruption into amazing scene (IMAGES)
The record-breaking volcanic eruption in southern Chile is dramatically altering skies, as spectacular views emerge of white plumes creeping miles up into the sky after coloring the night orange. A second blast took place hours ago.

23.04.2015 07:56

Chile on red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts twice for first time in 42yrs (VIDEO)
Hundreds have been evacuated in southern Chile following a massive double eruption of the Calbuco volcano – its first in over 42 years. The government has declared a red alert, as thick clouds of ash and smoke shot up several kilometers into the sky.

22.04.2015 22:31

Argentine president: RT answers world’s demand for all-inclusive news coverage
The inclusion of RT’s Spanish channel into the Argentinian state TV network illustrates the global demand for different points of view, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina’s president, said on her visit to the Russian capital.

22.04.2015 18:55

Earth-wide telescope built to watch Milky Way black hole
Scientists might soon get closer to understanding the nature of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. To observe its mysterious event horizon, they are connecting a planet-wide system of telescopes that will “see” 1,000 times better than Hubble.

21.04.2015 19:55

​‘They threaten to kill me, kidnap me’: Sharp rise in environmental activists being killed
Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers, with at least 116 deaths reported last year, according to a report.

20.04.2015 14:28

High seas: Coast Guard shows off 14 tons of captured cocaine
A US Coast Guard cutter docked in San Diego with a 14-ton cargo of cocaine seized off the coast of Central and South America. It is the biggest haul in years, with the wholesale value of the drugs estimated at $424 million.

17.04.2015 20:39

​Argentina sues 3 UK oil exploration firms amid Falklands/Malvinas tensions
Argentina has pressed ahead with its threat to sue three UK oil exploration firms operating in British owned waters it claims as its own, according to the country’s Falklands minister.

17.04.2015 10:51

Mass student protest in Chile escalates into clashes with riot police (VIDEO)
Riot police in Chile have deployed water cannons and tear gas against demonstrators who were lobbing rocks and street signs, after a mostly-peaceful march against a contentious university reform and corruption allegations ended in violent clashes.

16.04.2015 22:02