Voices

Meeting him was to connect to the golden line of British scholar-traveller-adventurers from Patrick Leigh Fermor to Gavin Young

Botched facelift puts Bolivian pyramid at risk

Repair work may cause renowned site to be struck off World Heritage list

British spies chased Hitler's dead deputy

The death of Martin Bormann, Adolf Hitler's private secretary, in the closing days of the Second World War did nothing to stop Britain's intelligence services following up years of spurious sightings in the aftermath of the conflict.

Copa clash abandoned after fan attack

A Copa Sudamericana match in Bolivia had to be abandoned midway through the second half after a player was assaulted by a supporter.

On The Road: Rain-soaked days and dinosaur prints in Bolivia

T he rain, which all night has drowned out the sounds of soft rock and loud travellers' tales of anacondas from the pizza place next door, is still cascading down out of Rurrenabaque's grey sky when we wake up. This is the jungle, and airports are narrow strips of rough grass cut through the endless trees. Rain and jungle air travel don't mix.

DVD: Che: Parts One and Two (15)

If you ever wanted to know what the blow-by-blow run-up to the 1959 Cuban Revolution was like, then here it is. In part one of this four-hour effort, Steven Soderbergh tells the definitive account of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro's painstaking campaign through the Cuban undergrowth, culminating in their assault on Havana, in all its regime-busting glory.

Markus Schultze-Kraft: Symptom of a widening gulf between the Andean nations

The violent clashes between indigenous protesters and Peruvian police and security forces this month have had international reverberations as well as domestic consequences. The reactions they sparked in the Andean neighbourhood clearly reflect the dangerous degree of mistrust and polarisation that today afflicts the region, both between countries and within them.

Album: Horses Brawl, Wild Lament (Brawl)

There's some fine playing on this debut disc from Horses Brawl, the recorder/fiddle and guitar duo of Laura Cannell and Adrian Lever. Bulgarian wedding music jostles with a love song from Renaissance Spain ("Pase el Agoa"), while "Merula" binds a canzonetta by the eponymous composer with Telemann and a Bolivian melody. Sadly, the recording sounds overproduced and not remotely wild. For folk/early-music crossover fans, this is harmless fun of the Voix Bulgares-meets-Red Priest type.

Chavez treats viewers to four days of himself

Marathon broadcast marks 10th anniversary of Venezuelan President's show

First person: 'I wiped out on Bolivia's Road of Death'

Ryan Chamberlain, 23

Last Night's Television - Flight of the Conchords, BBC4; Horizon, BBC2

Still scaling comic heights

The Irishman and the 'plot' to kill the Bolivian President

Michael Dwyer was found dead in a Santa Cruz hotel room, wearing nothing but his underwear. How did he end up there?

Ireland: Bolivia must explain its killings of trio

Bolivia is wrong to block other governments from finding out why their citizens were shot to death and branded mercenaries plotting to assassinate Bolivia's leaders, Irish Foreign Minister Micheal Martin said today.

Tevez may be dropped as Argentina opt for caution

Diego Maradona, the Argentina coach, is expected to be less adventurous when his team visit Bolivia tomorrow for a World Cup qualifier at high altitude.

DVD: Quantum of Solace, Retail & rental, (20th Century Fox)

The shortest ever Bond film is also the speediest. Every scene has been edited down to a breathless flurry, so the action zips along with scorching energy.

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