South America

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Crowdsourcing Crime Reporting in the World's Murder Capitals

On the problem-solving power of cell phones in Central America.

Visualizing the Spread of Chile's Tsunami

An oceanic model shows how far and wide last night's earthquake-triggered tsunami has traveled.

What Google Autocomplete Thinks of the 'Poor,' 'Violent' Americas

Putting North and South American nations through Google produces some interesting results.

South America Might Soon Be Covered in Dust From the Sahara

Wind is lifting thousands of tons of desert sand into the air and blowing it over the Atlantic Ocean; this intriguing animation shows where it's headed.

A Gorgeous Documentary of a Drive Across South America

Starring a rusty Land Rover.

Reuters

The Increasingly Connected Countries of Latin America

The informal shift to a more united (and powerful) continent.

Wikipedia

The Fascinating Story of How Those Tropical Insects Made It Into Your Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks has said it's stopping the use of bug-based red dye. Why? Making the stuff looks like so much fun!