Brazil

Photo: Nan Palmero, Rio Bondinho Brazil borders Uruguay to the south; Argentina and Paraguay to the southwest; Bolivia and Peru to the west; Colombia to the northwest; and Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana to the north. Recommended Listening Brazil’s museum fire and political uncertainty – Was Brazil’s National Museum fire a tragic result of …

Colombia

Photo: Sebastian Moreno, Oophaga lehmanni Located in northwestern South America, Colombia is bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the north west by Panama and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about …

Quechua

Indigenous Peoples Quechua is the name of a people of the central Andes of South America and their languages. Recommended Listening Quechua – Imagine that while growing up, your parents spoke to each other in a language you didn’t understand, using another language for you and your siblings. Gabina Funegra was exposed, in this way, …

Venezuela

Photo: Empubli, Salto del Angel Venezuela borders Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Leeward Antilles lie just north off the Venezuelan coast. Cities Caracas Planeta.com South America https://planeta.com/venezuela-links Venezuela 2018

Perú

Peru Flag Perú is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The capital and largest city is Lima. Photos Wikipedia Perú Planeta.com Lima Perú Links South America

Easter Island’s New Protected Marine Area (2017)

Photo: MMAChile News from Chile’s environmental ministry: In a historic vote, Rapa Nui approved the creation of 700,000 km2 protected marine area in Easter Island. The announcement was made during the innaugural day of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4. Due to their isolation and little connection with other islands, Easter Island’s coral ecosystems have …

Uruguay

Photo: US Embassy, Uruguay Rugby Uruguay’s land border is with Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, to the north. To the west lies the Uruguay River, to the southwest lies the estuary of Río de la Plata, with Argentina only a short commute across the banks of either of these bodies of water, while to the …