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A new study shows gold mining is tearing up far more of Peru's precious Amazon jungle than previously thought.
Despite the Argentine pope's pledge to punish pedophilia, several Latin American countries are grappling with molestation cases and the church's hushed responses.
GlobalPost’s Simeon Tegel visits a valley that’s the world’s coca leaf capital, and finds its poor farmers are far from reaping dividends from their green crop’s white derivative.
Peru’s government and its US backers want the country's coca eradicated. But farmers from the world’s coca capital depending on the cocaine source warn there will be blood.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will undergo a brain hematoma operation Tuesday, ahead of tough midterm elections.
Even in Latin America, where graft is endemic, two more allegedly corrupt ex-presidents would mark a new low. No wonder nearly half of Peruvians consider corruption one of the country's top problems.
Analysis: From Boeing fighter jets to big oil fields, plenty's left sitting on the table after Brazil and the United States called off their White House dinner.
In the latest blowback, NSA leaks are driving a wedge between the two biggest economic powers in the Americas.
Brazil's president may call off her visit to Washington after allegations the US government spied on her and Brazil's state oil company. Here's a look at a history of rocky bilateral relations.
Prodded by Brazil's president, Barack Obama vowed to probe new allegations the US government spied on her and Mexico's leader, saying, just because we can get information, doesn't mean we should.
Green campaigners are being killed in Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru, the UN says.
As its Andean neighbors drop coca crop acres, according to UN reports, Peru is cultivating the world's largest cocaine production.
Rind and all? In Peru, you can. Here are 10 of its tastiest exotic fruits and veggies.
Jaguars roam Belize’s tropical Cockscomb forest, the heart of a pioneering plan to carve a green corridor linking the big cat species across the region.
GlobalPost's Simeon Tegel visits the Brazilian gym that's a training ground for some of the world's toughest cage fighters.
Already big in the region, the social network giant sees huge potential — if Latin Americans would just make the mobile leap.
A vestige of British colonial times, Belize's anti-sodomy law punishes gay sex with up to 10 years in prison. Its Supreme Court is due to rule whether to scrap the law, but Belize's religious right — backed by a Texas missionary — is pushing to uphold it.
Analysis: Venezuelans run greater risk of murder than people in some war zones. Will strict gun control laws work? Come September, they'll find out — and the world will be watching.
Evo Morales' allies fume that Bolivia's leader was taken 'hostage' while suspected of spiriting away NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Already a top emitter, Brazil could spew hundreds of millions more tons of gases blamed for climate change, such as CO2 and methane, as it floods Amazon forest for hydro power, researchers say.