Colombias ayahuasca ceremonies in spotlight after tourist’s drug death

Western backpackers travelling in increasing numbers into the jungle to take traditional drug administered by shamans A group of backpackers have gathered around the bar in a hostel in Bogot to discuss their next adventure. Some are heading to the Caribbean coast to soak up the sun. Others are drawn…

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British Columbia declares state of emergency as over 500 wildfires burn

About 566 wildfires are currently burning across the province, prompting the evacuation of 3,000 people The Canadian province of British Columbia has declared a state of emergency as thousands of firefighters battle more than 500 wildfires with little relief in sight. Were going to throw everything weve got at these…

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Cuban ‘acoustic attack’ report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

Tests stating staff suffered brain damage were misinterpreted and ruled out other explanations such as mass psychogenic illness Claims that US diplomats suffered mysterious medical report commissioned by the US government, published in March, found that staff at the US embassy in Havana suffered concussion-like brain damage after hearing strange…

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