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Millions of people have been displaced by the drug war. Those attempting to reclaim their land are walking a dangerous path.
After a fatal robbery attempt of an American DEA agent, Colombia fights to curb taxi crimes known as the ‘millionaire’s ride’ that leave you flat broke — or worse.
President Aquino builds trust by acknowledging a historic massacre of Muslims.
Or is something else behind the dramatic drop in the Colombian coca crop?
Scopolamine is a medicine for motion sickness or tremors. In Colombia, it's a scary drug called 'devil’s breath.' Whatever you call it, it could be causing unfaithful Colombian husbands serious problems. Here’s why.
On a PR push while their chiefs negotiate peace, Colombian rapping rebels hit YouTube and their army enemies strike back — with reggaeton.
Economic growth is prompting more workers to stay at home.
The world's third most Catholic country finds the church increasingly out of step with its values.
Venezuela’s downtrodden opposition candidate Henrique Capriles is unlikely to win in the April 14 election, called after Hugo Chavez's death. He has just a few weeks to turn things around.
Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, has a reputation as a humble servant of God but also as an accomplice in the 'Dirty War.'
In a scene almost fitting of Argentina's Evita, Chavistas wait in a miles-long line for one last glimpse of Hugo Chavez.
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.