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Mexico 8.2 Earthquake: Tsunami alert for Central America; hurricane watch

A powerful 8.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of Chiapas, in Southern Mexico earlier today. It appears to have claimed at least 30 lives. A large number of aftershocks have been recorded following the initial earthquake and further aftershocks are anticipated. The earthquake, which struck at 23:50 local time on Thursday (04:50 GMT Friday), was […]


August Newsletter – Top Experiences in Latin America

Whether it is glacier walking with crampons in Patagonia or diving in the Cayes of Belize, travelling across the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia or zip-lining in Costa Rica, we are often asked about our favourite places and activities in Latin America. We have put a few ideas into our August Newsletter. Revealed Travel Newsletter August 2017:  Top […]


News from the Guianas – Date Uncertain for Launch of James Webb Space Telescope

French Guiane The long-awaited launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, regarded as a successor to Hubble, might be delayed further due to the European Space Agency’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury in conjunction with the Japanese Space Agency, JAXA. The JWST is due to be launched in October 2018 from the space station at Kourou, […]


Antarctica: Scott’s hut at Cape Evans 100 years on

The base for the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica was at Cape Evans on Ross Island. There, the British Antarctic Expedition under Captain Robert Falcon Scott landed in January 1911 and erected their pre-fabricated hut. Famously, Scott and the polar party of Henry “Birdie” Bowers, Edward “Bill” Wilson, Lawrence “Titus” Oates and Edgar “Teddy” Evans reached the […]


New species of parrot discovered in Mexico

A rare new species of  parrot endemic to the Yucatan has been discovered, it has been announced today.  It is believed that their numbers are limited to fewer than 100 birds.  The species appears to have evolved from white-fronted parrots (Amazona albifrons) native to the region 12,000 years ago.  The blue-winged Amazon parrot stands approximately 25cm tall […]


July Newsletter – Spotlight on Vietnam

Vietnam is an exotic, appealing country with considerable natural beauty, a fascinating history and undiscovered beaches. Discover an amalgam of ancient buildings and temples with French-colonial architecture, hill tribes preserving traditional customs, vibrant floating markets and street food as well as top-end restaurants and designer shops. From the mountains of Sapa to the delightful coastal […]


Guyana, Suriname and French Guiane: The Guianas Revealed – our latest website for South America

The Guianas Revealed: Guyana, Suriname and French Guiane. Wherever you go, expect to see superb wildlife. Photo: Kaieteur Falls – FotoNatura The lesser-visited countries in the north-east corner of South America share the Caribbean coastline with dense rainforest interiors, vast savannahs, Amerindian villages, great rivers and dramatic waterfalls. Whilst Guyana (formerly British Guiana) and Suriname […]


Argentina – largest debtor amongst emerging markets

No emerging market has issued more debt than Argentina since 2015, according to a study by the Metropolitan University of Ecuador (UMET) reported in the Buenos Aires Herald.  Over US$46 billion in bonds and treasury notes was issued by Argentina in the past year-and-a-half since President Mauricio Macri’s administration took office. This is more than 250 percent […]


Mexico – Three-Part Series on the BBC

  Do take a look at this three-part series on Mexico. Part 1 concentrates on the Sierra Madre and provides an appealing introduction into the wildlife, history and culture of this immensely varied country.  Mexico City, which was founded in 1325 by the Aztecs, is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the Americas; the Copper Canyon has a series of […]


New entrance regulations for Machu Picchu

From 1 July 2017, new entrance regulations will apply for all visitors to Machu Picchu. The number of visitors will continue to be limited to 2,500 people per day but from 1 July access to the citadel will be limited to either a morning or an afternoon slot. Morning entry:    From 6.00 am to 12.00 pm. Afternoon […]


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