South America may face a perfect economic storm

Listening to the business-as-usual speeches by the leaders of Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela and other South American countries in the wake of China’s economic slowdown, it seems like they are living on a different planet. They are still bragging about their countries’ abundant natural resources and raw materials, as if that mattered much in the new world of Google, Apple and Uber.

'You say goodbye, I say Dubai'

Dubai, a mega-rich city that could be described as a Western safe haven situated in a region that is typically anything but. And Panma City, the Miami of Latin America. The big drawback is the rather considerable flight time. In fact, at 17 hours and 35 minutes westbound

Ecuador's 'out of line' equator

The point where countless tourists put a foot each side of the line emanating from this monument, in order to be in each hemisphere at the same time, well they're actually still fully in the Southern Hemisphere.

Brazil: Another big decline in GDP

Brazil enters recession, as official figures show the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June, compared with the previous three months. The technical definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of economic contraction.