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Venezuela's brightest star Yohandry Orozco ready to shine

The city of Maracaibo in the north-west tip of Venezuela is affectionately known to locals as the beloved land of the sun. From the backstreets of Maracaibo a new star of Venezuelan football has risen. Although Yohandry Orozco is still a teenager his performances for Venezuela in the South American under-20 Championship and his subsequent move to Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg have got fans of la Vinotinto buzzing. The South American Football Show in association with The Independent caught up with the youngster for an exclusive interview.

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Peruvian 'war criminal' found in Tiverton

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Yale to return Inca artefacts to Peru

Yale University has signed an agreement with a university in Peru to return thousands of Inca artefacts taken from the Machu Picchu citadel nearly 100 years ago.

Ethical jewellery: Raise the gold standard

Ethically-sourced food, furniture and clothing have become commonplace in British shops. Jeweller Stephen Webster argues that our baubles should be too

A new life for Peru's American enemy

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Sport on TV: Trekkie boldly goes where no sane friends will follow him

When Ed Stafford hatched his plan to become the first person to trek the entire length of the Amazon and asked his friend Luke Collyer, an "expedition leader", to come along, he must have been excited. But after 100 days, Collyer decided to go home when it suddenly dawned on him that he wouldn't see his girlfriend for two and a half years. The fact that this eventuality had passed him by in the planning process suggests he's not the best expedition leader in the world. A trip down to Tesco sounds like the limit of his abilities.

Video: Uncontacted Amazon tribe

Photographs of uncontacted Indians in the border of Brazil and Peru released to draw attention to the risk of illegal logging operations.

Lost and found: a tribe on the edge

A remarkable new set of aerial photographs has revealed previously unknown details about how members of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes go about their daily lives.

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