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- Alberto Bolivar : Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute; teaches revolutionary war, intelligence and geopolitics at the post-graduate schools of the Peruvian Armed Forces and National Police.
- Annie Smith Peck : (1850-1935) A notable scholar, lecturer, and mountaineer, among the first women to scale the world's major peaks.
- Bifrenaria : A genus of orchids formed by circa twenty species of South America, some widely cultivated because of their large and colored flowers; divided in two distinct groups, one with large flowers and short inflorescences and the other with small flowers and long inflorescences.
- Brazil : Largest country in South America with a population of 190 million people and rich resources; Portuguese is the national language
- CIA activities in Peru : Add brief definition or description
- Chile : A country in the southwestern part of South America occupying a long and narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
- Cholera : A life-threatening gastrointestinal infections disease caused by Vibrio cholerae, with a high mortality rate from dehydration unless treated, usually with oral rehydration therapy
- Colombia History : The history of Colombia by periods of time.
- Colombia : Country in South America.
- Coral snake : Large group of elapid snakes most notable for their red, yellow, and black colored banding.
- Country : Nation, state, region, or territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture.
- Crotalus durissus : A venomous rattlesnake species found in Mexico and South America.
- Diego Mazquiarán : Add brief definition or description
- Domestication : The process of habituating wild animals or plants to live in association with humans, thereby providing us with food, livestock and pets.
- Foreign Policy Research Institute : An education and research center founded in 1955, with mission to “bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests"; its activities include the preparation of general educational material for school use
- Gold : Chemical element 79, symbol Au, a lustrous corrosion-resistant precious metal used for money, electronics and jewelry.
- Graydidascalus brachyurus (Short-tailed Parrot) : Only species of the genus Graydidascalus, found along both banks of the Amazon river and other major Amazonian rivers in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
- Green Anaconda : Largest member of the boa family of snakes and a member of the super-order Squamata, known to live in the seasonally flooded lowlands surrounding the Amazon basin.
- Heterotaxis : A genus of orchids formed by a group of about fourteen large epiphytic neotropical species of small flowers, which previously were considered part of genus Maxillaria.
- Houses of the Holy : A 1973 album written and recorded by Led Zeppelin.
- Indigenismo : Intellectual movement became popular throughout Latin America in the 1920s and 1930s and has continued to inform many intellectual currents into the present day.
- Infanticide : Intentionally causing the death of an infant
- Japanese language : (日本語 Nihongo), Japonic language spoken mostly in Japan; Japonic family's linguistic relationship to other tongues yet to be established, though Japanese may be related to Korean; written in a combination of Chinese-derived characters (漢字 kanji) and native hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ) scripts; about 125,000,000 native speakers worldwide.
- Jean Shepherd : (26 July 1921 – 16 October 1999) American raconteur, radio and TV personality, writer and actor, renowned for creating nostalgic and humorous storytelling.
- Lachesis (genus) : Genus of venomous pitvipers found in the remote, forested areas in Central and South America.
- Lachesis muta : Venomous pit viper species found in South America.
- Latin America : The region of the Americas that shares a common tradition and historical heritage of European colonization, mostly Iberian.
- Liberation theology : Movement in Catholic theology that seeks liberation for the poor.
- List of rivers by length : Add brief definition or description
- Machu Picchu : An archaeological site in the Andes just northwest of Cusco, Peru built by the Incas in about 1450 AD.
- Mountain range : Chain of mountains bordered by highlands or separated from other mountains by passes or valleys.
- Near-Earth object : Solar System object, such as a small comet or asteroid, whose orbit brings it into close proximity with the Earth, or whose orbit crosses that of Earth.
- Orchid : Any plant classified under Orchidaceae, one of the largest plant families and the largest among Monocotyledons.
- Penguin : Large-bodied flightless birds found from their southernmost range on Antarctica to north on the Galapagos Islands at the equator.
- Refineries : Industrial manufacturing facilities composed of a group of chemical engineering unit processes and unit operations used for the conversion certain raw materials such as petroleum crude oil, mined ores, sugar or salt into finished products of value or for the refining and purification of partially converted raw materials into finished products.
- Scuticaria : A genus of orchids, closely related to Bifrenaria, formed by nine showy species of cylindrical leaves, which exist in three isolated areas of South America.
- Shrunken Heads : Add brief definition or description
- South America : The fourth largest of the Earth's continents, one of the pieces that broke up from the former supercontinent Gondwana.
- Southern Cone : The southernmost part of South America, always including Argentina, Chile and Uruguay; sometimes all or part of Brazil, as well as Bolivia and Peru.
- Spanish language : A Romance language widely spoken in Spain, its current and former territories, and the United States of America.
- U.S. Republican Party : One of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; center-right; the elephant is its symbol.
- U.S. government training of foreign police : The scope of U.S. activities in the training of foreign police, where the major emphasis is on learning skills rather than their immediate application in a cooperative international law enforcement effort