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Private plunge pool? Yes please.

I traveled to Cartagena and the best part of the trip had nothing to do with the popular ancient walled city

Blue Apple Beach House is an eco-friendly boutique hotel popular for day trips, but staying overnight offers a more authentic feel of Cartagena.
This time series shows carbon monoxide associated with fires from the Amazon region in Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019. Made with data collected from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, the images map carbon monoxide at approximately 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) altitude. Each "day" in the series is made by averaging three day's-worth of measurements.

Images from a NASA satellite show the quickly increasing levels of carbon monoxide in atmosphere from the Amazon fires

An animation collected by a NASA satellite show the release of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere from the Amazon fires from August 8-22, 2019.
The US State Department classifies Brazil as a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution in its travel advisories.

The risk of traveling to every country in South America, according to the US State Department

Here are the travel advisories for every country in South America, ranked from least to most risky based on the State Department's designation levels.

11 incredible photos from yesterday’s total solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse was visible across a swath of Chile and Argentina yesterday. Tourists, locals, and scientists gathered to observe and study it.
A total solar eclipse is photographed from atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon, U.S. August 21, 2017

Watch NASA’s livestream of the total solar eclipse in South America

NASA partnered with the Exploratorium to offer a chance for the rest of the world to see the total solar eclipse via livestream on July 2, 2019.
A city in Argentina without power.

A massive power outage left over 48 million people in the dark across entire countries in South America

A blackout has affected all of Argentina and Uruguay, and parts of Brazil and Paraguay, leaving millions of people without power across South America.
Kachi Lodge boasts a series of domes with panoramic views of the Salar de Uyuni and the dazzling night sky.

You can now sleep in luxury pods on a scenic salt flat in Bolivia with panoramic views

At Kachi Lodge, you can stay in a series of luxury domes with panoramic views of Bolivia's salt flat Salar de Uyuni and the night sky.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a ceremony in Caracas, April 13, 2019.

The US military is on ‘the balls of its feet’ about Venezuela’s crisis — here’s what that means, according to a former N...

The US military has said little about plans for Venezuela, but a retired admiral who led US forces in the region says they're reviewing options.
The town of Labrea in the Western Amazon region of Brazil.

Amazon and 8 South American countries have been battling over who gets to use the ‘.amazon’ domain for 7 years

Amazon and eight South American countries have been battling over who gets to use the ".amazon" domain since 2012.

US reportedly cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras after Trump claims countries ‘set up’ migrant caravans

The US State Department is cutting off the three South American countries from financial aid.