Rio Carnival 2020: When is it, where is it and what are the best events to attend?

Event kicks off this weekend Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/rio-de-janeiro-carnival-dates-2020-brazil-february-samba-parade-street-party-a9348196.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Helen Coffey

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido blasts search of detained uncle’s home

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido condemned a raid by military intelligence agents who searched his detained uncle’s home on Thursday, and vowed he would not bow to government “repression.” His uncle, Juan Marquez, was arrested February 11 on his return to Venezuela with Guaido at the end of an international tour to drum up international […]

Russia to export beef to Brazil for first time

Major Russian meat producer Miratorg has announced that the first delivery of 13 tons of beef will soon be supplied to Brazil. The company says the product will be distributed among the country’s hotel chains and restaurants. “The company’s strategy is aimed at increasing exports of high value-added products that are competitive in price and […]

Woman 'escapes after being held captive as sex slave for 31 years' in Venezuela

Matias Salazar charged with sexual slavery, sexual violence and psychological violence Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/woman-captivity-sex-slave-man-arrest-venezuela-maracay-a9331096.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Chiara Giordano

Pablo Escobar’s Horny Hippos Won’t Stop Shitting All Over Colombia

When the Colombian National Police killed cocaine kingpin and narcoterrorist Pablo Escobar in 1993, they seized his enormous estate, including his sculpture garden, car collection, small airports, and personal zoo. They shipped most of the zoo animals off to other zoos, but they left dude’s four hippos to fend for… Read more… Source: https://earther.gizmodo.com/pablo-escobars-horny-hippos-wont-stop-shitting-all-over-1841353403 Droolin’ […]

Monster mosquito: Argentinian man stunned as GIANT insect flies through his window

An Argentinian man took to Twitter to share a disturbing image of an unusually massive-looking mosquito after it flew through his window and met its demise after being bug-sprayed by his quick-acting mother. Ezequiel Lobo, who lives in the Argentine city of Cordoba, posted an image of the enormous insect on Twitter, showing it alongside […]

Tourists arrested for allegedly defecating at sacred Machu Picchu temple

Perpetrators being investigated for ‘alleged crime against cultural heritage,’ says police chief Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/machu-picchu-tourists-defecate-arrested-peru-faeces-a9283656.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Helen Coffey

U.S. plans for Venezuela hit turbulence as Maduro tries Assembly takeover

President Donald Trump’s campaign to oust Nicolas Maduro hit a major snag on Sunday as supporters of Venezuela’s authoritarian president tried to politically sideline the man whom Trump has recognized as the country’s legitimate leader. The troubles underscored the difficulties in the U.S. strategy toward Venezuela nearly a year after Trump demanded that Maduro leave […]

Record cocaine haul worth more than $1bn seized in Uruguay after drugs found in flour containers

Navy says bust is ‘biggest blow to drug trafficking in Uruguay’s history’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/cocaine-drugs-bust-uruguay-trafficking-navy-flour-montevideo-port-a9262501.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Conrad Duncan

Uber is getting kicked out of Colombia

After operating in Colombia in a legal gray area for years, Uber has been ordered to halt its app business there. A judge ruled Friday that Uber was violating competition rules in Colombia, Reuters reported, after a lawsuit was filed against the company by taxi dispatcher Cotech SA. The Superintendency of Industry and Commerce in […]