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Although criticized by Washington, Bolivia’s softer approach to fighting drugs may work better than US-designed strategies in Peru and Colombia.
Few sports are as grueling as mountaineering, where just catching your next breath is a constant challenge. How do elite mountaineers prepare for the highest peaks?
Bolivia’s fabulously rich silver mine has claimed thousands of victims, yet the men keep coming.
South America’s science and technology lag behind its breakneck economic growth, but some in the region are working to change that.
Argentina and Iran agree to investigate the deadly 1994 blast at a Buenos Aires Jewish center. Trouble is, Argentine prosecutors reckon Iran was behind it, and Tehran won't let Iranian suspects be interrogated.
A new study of Brazil's rain forest says deforestation last year occurred more than twice as fast as in 2011.
US consumers unwittingly support illegal logging. Is Washington's new effort to crack down on the practice "just another action plan"?
Argentina’s taxman is taking aim at the seamier side of South American soccer.
Missing fire extinguishers and flouting other health and safety codes, Latin American nightclubs have been the scene of deadly blazes before.
The international community joined together to reduce the growing ozone hole in the 1980s. Two decades on, some hope the campaign may provide lessons for the fight against climate change.
American conservatives warn of militant Islam's spread in Latin America. But their claims are hard to prove.
Analysis: As the Venezuelan president battles complications after a cancer operation in Cuba, politicians look poised to fill the power void.
Backers say GMOs help farmers produce more, but greens and some politicos fear the risks of tinkering with crops’ DNA.
Mayor Susana Villaran has battled rats, tax cheats and chaotic streets of Peru’s capital. Now gangsters are attempting to bring her down.
What Peruvians drink to wash down the “Navidad” feast.
America's neighbors to the south, torn by high murder rates themselves, urge the US to tighten its gun laws after the Newtown shooting.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro offered somber words of hard days ahead. His future could bring a fierce fight to succeed Hugo Chavez.
Amid species’ rapid decline, Brazil is trying to clone endangered animals. Conservation experts say there must be a better way.
Analysis: Latin America has a history of being a popular paradise for disgraced foreign despots. Will Syria's Bashar al-Assad be next?
Brazil and Peru are fighting Amazon.com Inc. to relinquish a domain name they say belongs to their jungle.