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GlobalPost's John Otis has covered Venezuela's Hugo Chavez since his first run for president. Here's why he'll miss him.
Farmers in Colombia, a leading coffee exporter, are blocking roads and battling with police. Coffee production has crashed so hard that the land of Juan Valdez is now importing coffee — which would be akin to Saudi Arabia or Iran importing oil.
Rafael Correa handily won Sunday's election to a third term. Some fear he's amassing too much power.
For decades, horse carts have been jamming up roads in Colombia's capital. Now, the mayor has had enough.
Bogota's car-free experiment promotes eco-friendlier transport.
South America isn’t known for being accessible for the disabled. If Ecuador’s vice president has his way, that’s about to change.
Brazilian government initiatives now bring schooling to the masses, but the country's deep racial divide has only been reinforced.
They can monitor thousands of acres of Brazilian farmland and the border between the US and Mexico, but is the world ready for commercial drones?
Escalators could be Medellin’s hillside ghetto game-changer. But some say they sweep crime under the rug.
Whether or not the end is near, one Colombian businessman is taking no chances — he built an underground bunker.
Some Colombian miners use a balsa extract rather than the usual toxic chemicals to harvest gold.
After killer fungus Tropical Race Four blighted banana farms of Asia, US’ chief providers in Latin America fear bananageddon.
As the government commences peace talks with FARC rebels in Cuba, here's the kind of violence Colombians endure.
A new bill meant as an update to 1970s-era labor laws will likely be passed in Mexico. However, unions and business leaders are both skeptical about possible ramifications.
Government officials and the country's largest leftist guerrilla group have agreed to start a process to end a half century of fighting.
When labor officials are ill-equipped and powerless, workers' complaints can hardly be investigated.
Workers in peril are rarely covered but their struggles offer important context.
A TED talk has inspired big plans for a Hong Kong-like metropolis in poor, crime-wracked Honduras.
Politician Sigifredo Lopez was captured by Colombia's FARC guerrillas. But when 11 other hostages were murdered, he was spared, and later set free.
Seventy-five percent of Guatemalans are underemployed, working off-the-books jobs without labor protections.