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The taboo is broken: Argentina's new anti-drug czar says the country ‘deserves’ the debate, while Chile's new president could ease marijuana laws.
A TV character meant to make Peruvians laugh reveals the casual racism still common in this South American country, campaigners say.
With Chile re-electing President Michelle Bachelet, Latin America, land of ‘machismo,’ has a record four female heads of state.
The best surfing. The best ceviche. Need we say more?
… and harm the livelihoods of coastal dwellers.
Analysis: Michelle Bachelet is widely expected to return to the presidency, marking an alternate leftward route from the fiery populism of some other South American leaders.
Brazil, Argentina and other countries across the Americas are seeking to ramp up fossil-fuel production. So much for curbing carbon emissions.
... and threatening beaches worldwide.
Latin American coffee growers struggle with rock-bottom prices and a crushing outbreak of coffee leaf rust.
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.