News A red bellied piranha, similar to the palometas that have injured bathers in attacks in Argentina

The fish already injured swimmers cooling down from the heat last month

Letter: Forest shock

Sir: The horrifying news about a possible runaway greenhouse effect seems to be too immense in its implications for our Chancellor and government. The Chancellor's Budget was, at best, a gutless admonishment to wasteful energy usage.

Letter: So much hot air

Sir: Your leader ("It ain't half hot, Prime Minister", 3 November) indicates that atmospheric CO2 and climate disturbance look set to get an extra boost about 40 years from now, due to rainforest decay and economic incompetence. This reinforces the case for applying the brakes on the upward trend in atmospheric CO2 concentrations immediately.

Rising sea swallowing East coast

BRITAIN SHOULD wake up to the fact that the sea-level rise predicted to follow global warming is already happening and is eating away the coastline, the Government was warned yesterday.

Classical Music: Seduced by the tango

Massive emotional forces are contained, and resolved, with the inevitability of ritual

The cement heiress and the novelist

Federico Andahazi won a prestigious literary prize only to have it withdrawn on grounds of indecency. Amanda Hopkinson finds out why

Simon Calder column

The best way for airlines to stamp out tariff abuse is to make all air travel ticketless

Outlook: Emerging trend in market fall-out

RICHARD NIXON once gave a four-letter response to an Italian currency crisis. President Clinton was probably too embroiled yesterday in domestic woes and foreign adventures to pay much heed to the plight of the Venezuelan bolivar.

Obituary: Matteo Manuguerra

ALTHOUGH HE made his operatic debut in France, and later became a French citizen, the baritone Matteo Manuguerra was best known for his performances of 19th-century Italian opera, especially of Verdi.

In Buenos Aires, they think England are the `pirates'

ON THE garden wall of the British embassy in Buenos Aires, a scrawl reminds people in English: "Remember the Hand of God, 1986." The English, of course, do not need to be reminded. The rest of the graffiti is more elaborate, and obscene in a very English way - it reads more like the work of one of the yobs who wrecked businesses in Marseilles.

Film: RYAN GILBEY'S FILM CHOICES

RYAN GILBEY'S FILM CHOICES

Obituary: Renee Epelbaum

RENEE Epelbaum was one of the most courageous and most tragic figures of Argentina's "Dirty War" of repression, waged by successive military juntas against their own people between 1976 and 1983.

Books: Argie-bargy

Life in Buenos Aires is enraging. Frank McLynn explains why: Bad Times in Buenos Aires by Miranda France Weidenfeld & Nicolson, pounds 18.99

Getting brave in the New World

Jeremy Atiyah had never danced the tango, but gave it a go in Buenos Aires. It was his first taste of the city's passion for nostalgia

Travel: Old travellers don't die. They just end up in Patagonia

You have caught me in the very act of superficially scratching a surface. The surface, that is, of not merely a city or even a country - but of half a continent. You may not yet believe that I am writing these words in a stuffy hotel room in downtown Buenos Aires but once you have seen the depth of my insights you will.

Books: The Bishop is a slipper hero

VITA BREVIS: A Letter to St Augustine by Jostein Gaarder, Phoenix House pounds 9.99
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?
Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs

24-Hour party person

Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

A taste for rebellion

US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
Colouring books for adults: How the French are going crazy for Crayolas

Colouring books for adults

How the French are going crazy for Crayolas
Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

Playwright Jack Thorne's latest work 'Hope' poses the question to audiences
Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
10 best stocking fillers for foodies

Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
Phil Hughes head injury: He had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Prolific opener had world at his feet until Harmison and Flintoff bounced him
'I have an age of attraction that starts as low as four': How do you deal with a paedophile who has never committed a crime?

'I am a paedophile'

Is our approach to sex offenders helping to create more victims?
How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

Serco given Yarl’s Wood immigration contract despite ‘vast failings’
Green Party on the march in Bristol: From a lost deposit to victory

From a lost deposit to victory

Green Party on the march in Bristol
Putting the grot right into Santa's grotto

Winter blunderlands

Putting the grot into grotto
'It just came to us, why not do it naked?' London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital

'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital