South America

How Venezuela stumbled to the brink of collapse

Soaring crime, hyperinflation, food shortages... Established democracies are not supposed to implode like this. How did post-Chavez Venezuela go from the richest economy in South America to the brink of social and financial ruin?

Rio 2016: 5 ways to see Brazil beyond the Olympics

Rio de Janeiro might be grabbing the headlines, but Brazil offers amazing travel experiences beyond the Olympics' host city - from coming face-to-face with jaguars to kayaking underground rivers  

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