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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.
Peruvians are outraged by the low-wage military's new draft, and that the rich can afford to dodge it.
Tapping into a vast lithium bounty, President Evo Morales envisions a smartphone and electric car battery-charged Bolivian revolution.
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.