| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:04 AM
A daredevil and two dissidents are piquing online readers' interest this morning as Edward Snowden, Nelson Mandela and Nik Wallenda all make the news again. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for June 24, 2013.
Nik Wallenda, who teetered his way...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:12 AM
QUITO, Ecuador -- A top government official said Monday that Ecuador is still considering Edward Snowden’s request for political asylum, appearing to take a sympathetic stance while criticizing the United States and those who portray the leaker as a...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:16 PM
MOSCOW -- As an Aeroflot plane filled with journalists made its way to Cuba with or without fugitive Edward Snowden on board, Russian officials continued to keep silent about his whereabouts and experts dwelled on possible scenarios of what has become a...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:09 PM
QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino accused journalists of distorting his comments Wednesday on the asylum application from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
On an official visit to Malaysia, Patino compared...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:58 PM
The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:11 AM
When this tree is down in the trenches of a dry season and battling pesky leaf-eaters, it calls upon its trusty allies: ants. Ecuador laurel trees will produce an extra dose of sweet, sticky sap to attract Azteca pittieri ants that aggressively protect...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:12 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — The vice president of Ecuador on Friday denounced illegal mining as growing scourge a day after a violent confrontation between soldiers and miners in an Amazonian region left one civilian dead and nine soldiers wounded.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:13 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year.
The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Hiding out in the treetops of the Andean cloud forest is the furry, fig-chomping olinguito, a mammal that was unknown to science — until now.
It is the first mammal in the order carnivora to be discovered in the Western hemisphere in 35 years....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:13 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — Colombia has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Ecuador for human and economic damage caused by spraying an anti-coca herbicide that blew across the countries’ common border.
The settlement of the 2008...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:26 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela--An elderly Caracas woman recently called a travel agency to buy an airline ticket to Argentina because of a family medical emergency. She was told that no seat on any plane leaving Venezuela was available at any price on any airline...