As a quadriplegic, Álvaro Silberstein spent years believing he would never be able to visit Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Then, he discovered a wheelchair designed just for hiking and a whole new world opened up to him. He went off on the trip he had been dreaming about since he was a kid. Now, he’s making it possible for others with mobility issues to live out their adventures through Wheel the World.
Learn more about the organization and their initiatives here.
Scientists seeking to increase the dwindling population of Chile's national animal, the shy Huemul deer, have released their first captive-bred pair into the wild in a pivotal step in the drive to save the endangered species from extinction.
At least six people have died after two houses collapsed in the historic Chilean port city of Valparaiso late on Tuesday, the city's authorities have confirmed, and a regional official said the death toll could rise further.
The Argentine peso declined for a third
day on Wednesday and most Latin American markets weakened as
worrying economic data from China and Germany and moves in U.S.
bond markets suggested a recession for major global economies is
on the horizon as a bruising U.S.-China trade war drags on.
The Brazilian real fell more than 1%, crossing the
key 4-per-dollar level for a third day in a row. The Mexican
, the Chilean and the Colombian pesos
Chile's LATAM Airlines Group, South
America's largest airline, posted a narrower loss of $63 million
in the second quarter, boosted by growing revenue in Brazil but
dragged down by a recession in Argentina.
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