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The 10 Best Places to Travel & Experience in Latin America

The Happy Nomad Latin America is such a huge and unbelievably diverse region, it’s hard to boil all of its must-see beauty into one list. That said, we’ve done our best to help you figure out how to plan... by Bamba Experien...
by The Happy Nomad on Dec 13, 2016

Colombian Happiness Culture

The Happy Nomad “Si si Colombia si si Caribe”. This expression is one of the most commonly used phrases to define the Colombian state of mind. Colombians use it to show that they have a positive vision... by Mathilde Lesueur |...
by The Happy Nomad on Dec 11, 2016

Colombia peace accord with FARC model for ending Syria crisis: Juan Manuel Santos

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos gives his acceptance speech during the award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, December 10, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says a peace accord between Bogota and the...

The 6 Best Treks and Tours from Cuzco

The Happy Nomad Cuzco is an unforgettable place that you need to visit at least once in your lifetime. There are so many different things that you can do around this beautiful city. The obvious choice is a... by Bamba Experience | The 6...
by The Happy Nomad on Dec 9, 2016

The 6 Best Treks and Tours from Cusco

The Happy Nomad Cusco is an unforgettable place that you need to visit at least once in your lifetime. There are so many different things that you can do around this beautiful city. The obvious choice is a... by Bamba Experience | The 6...
by The Happy Nomad on Dec 9, 2016

Bolivia arrests LaMia boss as part of plane crash probe

A police officer works at the wreckage site of a chartered airplane that crashed in La Union, a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia, November 29, 2016. (Photo by AP)Bolivian authorities have arrested the head of the airline, whose plane crash...

Civil servants, police clash in Brazil’s Rio over austerity plans

Mounted riot police officers in Brazil are seen during a protest by civil servants against austerity measures, outside the Rio de Janeiro state assembly, December 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Hundreds of Brazilian civil servant protesters have engaged in v...

Brazil Supreme Court suspends Senate president Renan Calheiros over corruption

This file photo taken on December 01, 2016 shows Brazil's senate head Renan Calheiros speaking during a public hearing in Brasilia. (Photo by AFP)Brazil’s Supreme Court has suspended the head of the country’s senate as he faces charges of em...

Getting Ready for the Inca Trail – Top Tips

The Happy Nomad It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You can finally stop dreaming about that bucket list trek to Machu Picchu and make it a reality. The most coveted and classic way to trek... by Haley Zaremba | Getting Ready for...
by The Happy Nomad on Dec 5, 2016

Thousands of Brazilians protest against Congress vote on anti-graft probe

Thousands of people have poured into the streets of Brazilian cities, including Rio de Janeiro, to express their opposition to alleged attempts by scandal-plagued Congress to shut down a huge anti-graft probe.Earlier this week, Brazil's lower house o...

Cubans, foreign leaders bid final farewell to Fidel Castro

Cubans have bid a final farewell to their late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in the city of Santiago de Cuba where his ashes will be finally laid to rest.Hundreds of thousands of Cubans lined the streets to pay homage to Castro as his funeral cor...

Deadly Colombia plane crash: Victims’ bodies flown back home

The bodies of those who died in a plane crash in Colombia earlier this week have been repatriated to their home countries.On Friday, the remains of 64 Brazilians, five Bolivians and a Venezuelan were taken from Medellin, where the plane crashed after...

Venezuela rejects suspension from Mercosur trade bloc

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez speaks at a meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, on December 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Venezuela has lambasted its suspension from the South American economic bloc Mercosur as a “coup” launched against Caracas.&...

Brazil’s Senate President Renan Calheiros indicted for alleged embezzlement

Brazil’s Senate President Renan Calheiros (L) and federal judge Sergio Moro attend a session at the Federal Senate in Brasilia, December 1, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)Brazil’s top court has voted to put Senate President Renan Calheiros, a key ally o...

Colombian Congress ratifies government peace accord with FARC rebels

A view of the Colombian Congress’ House of Representatives during a session to vote on a new peace agreement signed between the government and the FARC, in Bogota, November 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Colombia’s Congress has unanimously ratified a re...

Thousands of Cubans flock to see Fidel Castro's ashes

To waving flags and some shouts of "Long may he live!", Fidel Castro's ashes began a four-day journey across the island on Wednesday, retracing the path of his triumphant march into Havana nearly six decades ago.A small, Cuban-flag covered cedar coff...

Brazilian police shoot at peacefull Sao Paulo protests

Brazilian police have clashed with demonstrators in Sao Paulo, where tens of thousands of people took to the streets to peacefully protest against the newly-installed president Michel Temer.The rally, attended by at least 50,000 people on Sunday...

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government will formally sign FARC final peace deal this month

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (2nd from R) speaks after delivering to the Congress the peace deal with the FARC rebel group in Bogota, Colombia, August 25, 2016. ©APColombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government will formally si...

Tens of thousands of Argentinians in Buenos Aires protest President Mauricio Macri's economic reforms and state job cuts

Tens of thousands of Argentinians have poured onto to the streets of the capital, Buenos Aires, to express their dissatisfaction with President Mauricio Macri's economic reforms and state job cuts.Members of workers’ groups, trade unions, consumer...

Diving at Rosario Island Nationalpark

Diving Rosario Island Nationalpark What to do in Cartagena besides exploring the historic city center? Escape from the colonial city and go diving! The magnificent archipel Rosario Island Nationalpark is one of the 46 Nationalparks of Colombia. It co...
by Universal Traveller on Sep 2, 2016


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