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Americas

Linguistic hat-trick

While learning Spanish enables people to connect with a culture known for its passionate view of life, it can also provide additional employment and business opportunities.

Saturday, 10 March, 2012, 12:00am

Booming Panama not quite paradise

There is only one sound in Panama right now - the grind of thousands of concrete mixers churning out mortar for the huge building boom that has seen 50 skyscrapers popping up all over the capital.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Peru colours

If ever there was ever a food to be eaten in hot, dry places, it's ceviche. Several countries claim to have invented the delicious 'Latin American sushi' - made from fresh fish and seafood, marinated in lime or lemon, and sprinkled with chilli and coriander - but most people agree that Peru has made the dish its own.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

So Great a Proffit

So Great a Proffit by James Fichter Harvard University Press HK$308

On reaching America's northwest coast in 1786, British fur trader James Strange got a shock. Used to India's comparative civility, Strange deplored 'the Beastly filth' in which Native Americans supposedly spent their lives.

22 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Where is Dennis?

Young Post mascot Dennis is travelling around the world this summer. Be the first to guess where he is, and discuss your favourite travel destinations with YP readers.

Go to yp.scmp.com > Over to You > YP forum to post your answer.

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

New approach urged in teaching Outback children

Themes-based learning recommended

A new approach to education that teaches knowledge based on themes rather than strict disciplines could help indigenous children in the Australian Outback break the cycle of unemployment, a conference heard this week.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Harmonica Americas

Andrew Sewell (left) conducts US harmonica player Robert Bonfiglio and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK in works by Copland, Villa-Lobos, Santoro, Michael Torke and George Martin. Today, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

24 May 2008 - 12:00am

Rugged glamour of travel with Tumi

David Chu, Nautica sportswear founder and creative director of Tumi accessories, was the special guest at a presentation of Tumi's new Safari line of bags at Landmark Mandarin Oriental's Amber restaurant on February 22.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Entree: Split, Croatia

Restaurant Nostromo

10 Kraj Svete Marije

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Latin lessons

1 Which South American city is the highest capital in the world?

2 In a recent worldwide poll to elect the New Seven Wonders of the World, two sites in South America were chosen. Name them.

3 Which city is South America's largest?

4 How many times has the football World Cup been won by a team from South America?

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

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