Underwater archaeology

Santa Maria: has Christopher Columbus's ship been found?

One-Minute Read Tue 13 May, AT 12:28

Wreck found off coast of Haiti believed to be Santa Maria, which took Columbus across Atlantic 500 years ago

A man walks past armed police officers in a favela near Copacabana beach

Rio slum violence breaks out ahead of Brazil World Cup

One-Minute Read Wed 23 Apr, AT 14:21

Death of professional dancer, said to be killed by police, sparks rioting in Rio de Janeiro

British oil worker shot dead in Brazil carjacking

One-Minute Read Sat 5 Apr, AT 12:17

Peter Campsie, 48, gunned down by two men as he fled his moving vehicle

A Cuban flag is waved in Havana

US government created 'Cuban Twitter' to undermine regime

One-Minute Read Fri 4 Apr, AT 11:40

American aid agency funded ZunZuneo messaging service to encourage dissent in Cuba

Five killed as Chile struck by 8.2 magnitude earthquake

One-Minute Read Wed 2 Apr, AT 09:19

Chilean president declares northern Chile a disaster area after huge quake and tsunami

Air Canada suspends flights to Venezuela as protests rage

One-Minute Read Tue 18 Mar, AT 13:12

Canada's airline cancels flights to Caracas as it 'can no longer ensure the safety of its operation'

Construction work continues at the Arena Amazonia

Brazil World Cup: fears over media coverage amid delays

Briefing Tue 4 Mar, AT 13:19

Unfinished stadiums, IT systems and transport links – Brazil has a race on its hands to be ready

World Cup

Brazil World Cup: hackers target official websites

One-Minute Read Thu 27 Feb, AT 14:20

‘Fast, damaging and relatively simple’ techniques will be used to crash Fifa and sponsor’s sites, say activists

Mystery of pre-historic whale graveyard solved by toxic algae

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Feb, AT 10:35

Scores of whales ended up in a desert more than half a mile from the sea five millions years ago


Venezuela burns after arrest of opposition leader Lopez

One-Minute Read Thu 20 Feb, AT 11:36

Leopoldo Lopez surrenders to national guardsmen after impassioned speech to supporters in Caracas