June 13, 2021

Pope Francis lands in Chile

Pin It

From teleSUR The pontiff will also speak with survivors of the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990). Chilean President Michelle Bachelet greeted Pope Francis this evening as he stepped onto the tarmac of the Santiago airport, arriving from Rome. He has been welcomed in Santiago by crowds that are described as “very thin” by media […]

The dark side of El Dorado: Illegal gold mining in Peru generating more money than drug trafficking

Pin It

By Patricia Rey Mallén From international Business Times Peru is the sixth-largest producer of gold in the world. Creative Commons The legend of “El Dorado” has taken a decidedly dark turn in the South American nation of Peru, where soaring gold prices – the yellow metal has surged more than 300 percent since July 2009 […]