Ivanka Trump to promote women’s initiative in South America

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump will travel to South America in September to focus on issues that make it difficult for women in developing countries to prosper financially, including lack of access to credit and limits on employment. President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House adviser plans to visit Paraguay and Argentina to promote the […]

A total solar eclipse seen over South America

(ABC NEWS)– Nearly two years after the “Great American Eclipse” of 2017, crowds were wowed by another total solar eclipse as it appeared over Argentina on Tuesday. Lined up along a field in Espinillo, a parish in northern Argentina, dozens of spectators, adorned in solar glasses and sipping on maté tea, stood with telescopes. Jessica Banks, a Waldorf kindergarten […]

European planet-studying mission launches from South America

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A European spacecraft launched from South America Wednesday on a three-year mission to study planets in other solar systems. The Characterising ExOPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS) mission blasted off from Kourou, French Guiana at 0854 GMT (3:54 a.m. EST) atop a Russian Soyuz rocket. The launch came 24 hours after a […]

Lawmaker blasted for saying US might look like South America

PHOENIX (AP) — A veteran Arizona legislator is apologizing while defending herself from criticism for comments she made on immigration and birth rates. The Phoenix New Times posted audio of a July 15 speech during which state Sen. Sylvia Allen said a flood of immigration and low birth rates among whites amid a lack cultural […]

Police bust international Balkan cocaine cartel

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union police agency Europol says an international operation has smashed a Balkan crime ring that transported cocaine from South America to Europe in private planes. Europol announced Thursday the operation led to 11 arrests in Europe and five in Asia along with the seizure of more than a ton […]

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