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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.
Analysis: Ecuador and Venezuela seem to be tripping over each other to offer refuge to Snowden, the NSA leaker. That would really upset Washington. Exactly.
A year ago, Ecuador allowed fugitive WikiLeaker Julian Assange to seek refuge in its London embassy. Now its new media law tightens the vice on journalists critical of the South American country’s government.
Analysis: WikiLeaker Julian Assange finds refuge in a South American country’s embassy. But the region’s repressive regimes would vex PRISM leaker Edward Snowden.
Lawmakers approved a deal for a Chinese tycoon to build a canal to link Pacific and Atlantic that would rival the Panama Canal.
United and integrated, the region would be a force to reckon with on the world stage. But does Latin America’s unification reality match up to the rhetoric?
There are ways out of the world's costly 'war on drugs' that are gaining traction south of the US border, but which Washington will not sign off on any time soon.
South America's cocaine giant is also the best at fabricating phony dollar bills. The US Secret Service is working with Peruvian police to stop it.
Analysis: Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, exhibits authoritarian tendencies, her opponents say, pointing to her new judicial reform as a case in point.
The US Supreme Court will decide whether the company can be put on trial in the United States for its role in the 1970s crackdowns in Argentina.
The Peruvian anchovy is the world's most heavily exploited fish. Now Peru's government is trying to reduce overfishing of the popular little forager.
Relatives of Peru's imprisoned ex-president, Alberto Fujimori, have pushed for a pardon on questionable claims of ill health. Now it's up to the current leader, Humala, who once revolted against him.