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  • Was an Extinct Fox Once Man's Best Friend?

    04/10/2024 1:33:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/10 | Helen Briggs
    Our ancestors may have kept foxes as pets long before domestic dogs came on the scene. Archaeological evidence suggests ancient human societies in South America revered foxes to such an extent that they were buried next to them. Scientists were surprised to find a fox buried in a human grave dating back 1,500 years in Patagonia, Argentina. They think the most likely explanation is that the fox was a highly valued companion or pet. DNA analysis shows the animal dined with prehistoric hunter gatherers and was part of the inner circle of the camp. A fox of the same species...
  • Bidenomics: LA becomes a hotspot for… ‘burglary tourism’: Sophisticated thieves fly from South America to rob wealthy homes, LAPD says

    03/19/2024 9:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/19/24 | Olivia Murray
    After years of creating financial insecurity, Democrat policies are finally creating some jobs—unfortunately though, not the right kind of jobs. Here are the details, from a report at the Los Angeles Times on Saturday:Sophisticated ‘burglary tourists’ fly from South America to rob wealthy homes, LAPD saysIn the desert around Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday, police officers hunted for a member of an international heist ring suspected of swiping jewels and luxury goods from homes across Los Angeles. Using helicopters and drones, they eventually found him hiding under a tree.The wanted man, it turned out, was a 17-year-old from Chile.Authorities say the...
  • Nolte: ‘Burglary Tourists’ Fly in from South America to Rob Dem-Run Los Angeles

    03/18/2024 9:26:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/18/2024 | JOHN NOLTE
    Tourism is up in Democrat-run Los Angeles — “burglary tourism”: from South America. Well, at least someone wants to visit that *&*&^&^&. LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton told the far-left and slowly dying Los Angeles Times that “South American theft groups are not new in L.A., but they have become more active in recent months.” The Times adds: “He cautioned that it’s difficult to know for certain how many robberies can be attributed to foreign burglars, but said evidence indicates they are behind scores of break-ins.” In one area, north of the 118 freeway, he estimates there “were 94 burglaries,...
  • 'These are professionals': Latest arrests in East Valley burglary cases tied to Chilean crime ring, Scottsdale police say

    03/16/2024 7:52:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    12News ^ | March 12, 2024 | Haley Williams, John Tanet
    Scottsdale police said the three suspects arrested over the last few days came into the country on the Visa Waiver Program.. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Three people from South America arrested in Scottsdale have been accused of breaking into homes in the East Valley as part of a professional crime ring based in Chile. "These are professionals," Scottsdale Police Chief Jeff Walther said during a news conference Tuesday. "These are Chilean burglary crews that are coming into the country on a Visa Waiver Program." The department used helicopters and drones to search neighborhoods near Pima and Jomax roads after it was...
  • Chicoms overfish, leave trash all around South America's waters -- and it's worse than it looks

    02/28/2024 11:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/28/2024 | Monica Showalter
    China's heavily state subsidized fishing fleet has been trashing South America's ample fishing beds, depleting fish stocks and leaving trash all over the place. According to a report from Breitbart News, citing EFE:The persistent threat of an invasive fleet of illegal Chinese fishing ships in Latin American waters is depleting fish stocks and impacting the regional economy, according to a report published on Sunday by the Spanish news agency EFE.The constant presence of illegal Chinese ships and their consequences to local fauna and economy have generated great concern among regional authorities, who are making efforts to curb the destruction of...
  • Reports: Blinken Hopes Brazil’s Lula Helps Clean Up Biden Mess in Venezuela

    02/22/2024 11:53:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/22/2024 | CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO
    The United States is reportedly hoping that Brazil’s radical leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva uses his “influence” to convince Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro to commit to a “free and fair” election following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday. The “free and fair” presidential election agreement — which the Maduro regime and Venezuelan opposition signed in 2023 and Blinken has repeatedly promoted over the years — has, so far, resulted in a major blunder for the Biden Administration. Venezuela’s political situation was one of the subjects reportedly discussed in Blinken’s meeting with Lula,...
  • BREAKING: Libertarian / conservative candidate Javier Milei assumed WINNER OF Argentinian presidential race by C5N (Argentinian TV)

    11/19/2023 2:34:53 PM PST · by RandFan · 33 replies
    Twitter/X/etc ^ | Nov 19 | RandFan
    This is all over twitter/X now that their TV stations considers Milei the winner. Betting markets are at prohibitive short odds. This is done. I'm happy enough
  • Eric Adams admits his South America trip may not have worked to deter migrants

    10/11/2023 7:50:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/11/2023 | Nolan Hicks
    Mayor Adams admitted Tuesday that his trip to Latin America may not have actually worked in convincing migrants to stop coming to the Big Apple, which was a key rationale offered by City Hall for making the sojourn. Hizzoner’s remarks came just hours after The Post and other outlets published interviews with migrants in the region who are desperate for jobs and were either unaware the mayor’s visit or undeterred from making the dangerous trip northward to the United States. “Was it successful 100%? I don’t know that. We’re not going to know,” he said when asked if he did...
  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams heckled in South America, calls for "right to work" for illegal aliens in U.S.

    10/08/2023 5:58:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2023 | Karen Townsend
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams took a four-day trip to Latin America. The trip ended on Saturday with the mayor calling for a “right to work” for illegal aliens in the United States. Adams made a big show of going to Central and South America in the name of trying to discourage immigrants from making the trip to the United States. He ended the trip in Necocli, a northern Colombia town. This is where thousands of migrants start the trip across the Darien jungle into Panama, as they head for the U.S. Instead of speaking in a way that...
  • China has silently taken over South America

    09/24/2023 10:09:15 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 24 replies ^ | 9/25/23 | Juan Villasmil
    “I thank President Díaz-Canel and the Cuban people for hosting this important meeting within the framework of our fight for a multicentric and pluripolar world. By reaffirming our commitment to developing nations, we are building the century of the people of the south,” said Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro as the “G77+China” summit commenced in Havana. The conference, which was attended by more than 100 countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Nicaragua was replete with speeches calling for a new world order – an order where China leads and the US follows.
  • Pendants made from giant sloths suggest earlier arrival of people in the Americas

    07/12/2023 3:28:01 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    The Associated Press (via ^ | 11 July 2023 | Christina Larson
    New research suggests humans lived in South America at the same time as now extinct giant sloths...Scientists analyzed...pendants made of bony material from the sloths...Dating of the ornaments and sediment at the Brazil site where they were found point to an age of 25,000 to 27,000 years ago...
  • Dylan Mulvaney doesn’t ‘feel safe’ in US over Bud Light backlash, travels to South America

    07/12/2023 6:12:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 86 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/12/2023 | Nika Shakhnazarova
    Dylan Mulvaney had sought a change of scenery in Peru Monday “to feel safe” as the blowback from her partnership with Bud Light continues to unravel. The transgender influencer said she no longer felt safe at home in the US after raising ire among critics over becoming a rep for the beer brand in a March Madness contest. After finally returning to social media in April following a tight-lipped hiatus, Mulvaney is seemingly doing some solo travel around the world to get her mind off things back home. Alongside a video of herself interacting with llamas, the 26-year-old said she...
  • 'Vomitivo': Brazil's Lula hails and welcomes Venezuela's Maduro, calling him just a victim of bad press

    05/30/2023 7:41:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2023 | Monica Showalter
    It's good times for Venezuela's vile communist dictator, Nicolas Maduro.Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on Monday and called out US sanctions against Venezuela as "extremely exaggerated."Maduro, who is seen as a controversial leader internationally, met Lula on his visit to Brazil. Maduro was greeted by Lula with a hug and back-slap in the presidential palace of Brasilia. Effectively now, Venezuela has been welcomed back into the community of civilized democratic nations, or at least, the community of BRICs and non-aligned nations, no longer a pariah state.Joe Biden sent out some of the...
  • Biden Handed Over South America to China

    05/04/2023 7:16:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Front page ^ | May 4, 2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    One of the greatest betrayals in our history happened while America slept.. When Biden met with Lula da Silva, the founder of the Marxist Brazil’s Workers’ Party and a convicted criminal, it was a victory lap for both socialists. Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former leader, had survived his bribery conviction and rigged an election that overthrew Jair Bolsonaro: his conservative patriotic predecessor. Biden had survived his own trial by fire during the midterms which locked down the 2024 Democrat nomination. Lula also met with fellow Marxists: Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Biden and Lula talked of “democracy” and “fighting...
  • Argentina's central bank puts off import payments as cash crunch worsens

    04/23/2023 5:48:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 April 2023 | Nicolas Misculin
    Argentina's central bank approved a payment delay through the end of the year for imports of services and freight transport worth $2 billion in an effort to manage a severe shortage of foreign currency in bank coffers needed for such transactions. South America's second-largest economy after Brazil is struggling with a prolonged financial crisis marked by triple-digit inflation ... The center-left government of President Alberto Fernandez has over several months launched measures meant to boost the inflow of foreign currency as well as to buck up a steadily weakening local peso currency, but so far the efforts have mostly met...
  • Undersea slide set off giant flow

    11/22/2007 3:56:49 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies · 413+ views
    BBC News ^ | 22 November 2007 | Paul Rincon
    An enormous underwater landslide 60,000 years ago produced the longest flow of sand and mud yet found on Earth. The landslide off the coast of north-west Africa dumped 225 billion metric tonnes of sediment into the ocean in a matter of hours or days. The flow travelled 1,500km (932 miles) - the distance from London to Rome - before depositing its sediment. The work, by a British team of researchers has been published in the academic journal Nature. The massive surge put down the same amount of sediment that comes out of all the world's rivers combined over a period...
  • Biden's migration headache EXPLODES: a record 242 million people across Latin America now want to leave, many eyeing the US, as border crisis intensifies

    01/26/2023 2:13:50 AM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The number of people in Latin America and the Caribbean who wish to migrate has jumped this past decade to 242 million, many eyeing the US, heightening fears about the border crisis. In 2011, only 18 percent of people in Latin America and the Caribbean wanted to permanently leave their homes. By 2021, that had risen to 37 percent of the region's 655 million people, Gallup polling shows. The desire to migrate rose faster in South America than anywhere else in the world. By the end of 2021, the share of Latinos wishing to migrate was on par with those...
  • Socialist Lula Takes Brazil Out of International Pro-Life Declaration

    01/21/2023 6:21:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/23 | Frances Martel
    Socialist convicted felon Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the current president of Brazil, removed that country this week from the list of signatories to the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a global document originally signed by 32 countries opposing abortion as a form of family planning and affirming the inherent “dignity and worth” of human life. Brazil signed the American-led declaration in 2020 under conservative, pro-life President Jair Bolsonaro, who lost to Lula in a bitterly contested presidential race last year. Lula, the Ministry of Health confirmed last week, also revoked an ordinance passed under Bolsonaro that required health workers to report...
  • US Weighs Opening Venezuela Asylum Program To Nicaraguans, Haitians, Cubans: Everyone in the Pool!

    12/14/2022 7:46:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 12/14/2022 | Tyler Durden
    The Biden administration is considering a major expansion of an asylum program that originally targeted Venezuelans, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night. Specifically, the program would widen to encompass migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti. With an eye on decreasing illegal southern border crossings, the program lets migrants from Venezuela apply for asylum from overseas and then fly to the United States. Under the proposal, that privilege would be extended to three more countries. The news comes on the heels of jarring images from El Paso on Sunday night, as an estimated 1,500 migrants poured across the Rio Grande...
  • Cold Paraguay; Record Lows Logged At Bismark And Parkersburg; Delhi Shivers; + “One-In-50-Year” Frost Decimates NZ Blueberry Crop

    10/13/2022 6:25:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Electroverse ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2022 | CAP ALLON
    COLD PARAGUAY.. As was the case across much of South America, September 2022 was an anomalously cool month. Paraguay was very cool, in fact, with temperature anomalies here ranging from -1C to a full -2C below the multidecadal norm. ... RECORD LOWS LOGGED AT BISMARK AND PARKERSBURG.. Despite the mainstream’s “Terrifying Terra Firma Broiling” rhetoric, the U.S. is still managing to bust cold records. A record low temperature of 17F (-8.3C) was recently noted at Bismarck Airport, ND — tying the same reading for the date set back in 1976 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20). A fresh record was...