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Eric Campbell goes undercover inside dangerous Venezuela for Foreign Correspondent

Eric Campbell goes undercover inside dangerous Venezuela for Foreign Correspondent

JOURNALIST Eric Campbell has been in a few hairy situations, but interviewing a heavily armed gang of kidnappers, while working undercover in one of the world’s most dangerous countries, could be right up there with the worst. Campbell was in Venezuela, formerly Latin America’s wealthiest country, but where the great socialist dream had crumbled into […]

DOUG Greenshields isn’t quite sure what he’s going to do next. For the last 10 years, the former farmer from central Victoria has been running a guesthouse in Ecuador alongside his economist wife, Rebecca, from New Zealand. The pair bought La Casa Verde (which means “The Green House”) while they were backpacking in South America. […]

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THESE incredible images reveal how a remote tribe in the Ecuadorean rainforest has learned to hunt monkeys by climbing trees and shooting them with blowpipes. The Huaorani people still use traditional methods to catch their food, despite having had contact with the outside world for more than 60 years, The Sun reports. One spectacular image […]

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AUSTRALIAN Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has mocked the likely loser in the Ecuadorean elections, Guillermo Lasso, over the presidential hopeful’s threat to boot Mr Assange from the country’s embassy in London. Mr Assange took to Twitter, in Spanish and English, to invite Mr Lasso, a right-wing former banker, to leave Ecuador within 30 days. It […]

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A SOUTH Korean cargo vessel has vanished after making its last contact in the South Atlantic about 2500km from shore and 22 crew members are unaccounted for. South Korea’s foreign ministry and news reports said that two Filipino crew members were rescued floating in a life raft on Saturday, but other lifeboats and rafts found […]

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VENEZUELA’S president and Supreme Court have backed down from a surprise move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread charges that the South American country was no longer a democracy. President Nicolas Maduro asked the Supreme Court in a late-night speech to review a ruling nullifying the lawmaking body after that […]

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INCREDIBLE images have emerged of the aftermath of a passenger plane crash in Peru that left a trail of fire on the runway. Peruvian Airlines flight 9110 crashed during a “forced landing” at Francisco Carle Airport at 4.30pm on Tuesday local time, air safety authorities said. The Boeing 737, carrying 141 passengers, veered off the […]

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BRAZIL’S president said Tuesday that a scandal the over sale of expired meat is an “economic embarrassment” and Hong Kong joined several countries in suspending some meat imports from the South American nation. President Michel Temer sought to downplay the scandal, calling it a “fuss” and noting that only three of the more than 4000 […]

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BRAZILIAN goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza has agreed to a two-year deal with second-tier club Boa Esporte, the team announced Monday, a month after he was released from jail for ordering the torture and murder of his ex-girlfriend, who also was the mother of his child. Known to his fans by just his first name, […]

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