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Easy access to the range poses serious risks to novice mountaineers.
As the Church loses followers, Rome cracks down on a university known for its pluralism and academic excellence.
GlobalPost travels to the Peruvian Andes in search of a frolicking, critically endangered monkey.
Tensions — and weapons purchases — rise over territorial disputes in South America.
For years the region’s mantra has been to boost trade with China. But now the slowing dragon could drag down growth in Latin America.
President Calderon's seizure of a state-owned electric company has led to a surge of on-the-job deaths and injuries.
Atop one of Ecuador’s highest peaks, climate change is unmistakable — and threatening the future.
The Americas now face the challenge of coping with the inevitable, potentially devastating impacts of climate change.
‘Is it really a drought or the region’s new climate?’ asks a climate expert.
Salvadoran villagers say rising water is destroying their coast.
Climate change imperils sprawling Lima, already one of the world’s driest cities.
Analysis: Why WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Ecuador are bad for each other.
Paraguay riled the Americas by impeaching its priest-cum-president, Fernando Lugo. One-time allies are giving it the boot from regional groups, and Standard and Poor's could cut its rating.
Amsterdam, eat your heart out. This South American country has big plans for marijuana fans.
Critics accuse President Ollanta Humala of having dictator tics after brutal crackdowns on anti-mine protesters.
Latin America's leaders defy the region's US-backed human rights commission in a fresh attack on Washington's waning influence.
The Mexican Green Party — a key ally of the presidential front-runner — gets a lot of black-and-blues from critics claiming it’s anything but environmentalist.
El Salvador's vicious gangs have called a cease-fire, enticed in part by conjugal visits for incarcerated leaders. Salvadorans are skeptical it will last.
A local missionary is a key backer of the route, which would traverse the remote, unspoiled Peruvian Amazon. Greens and rights groups disagree.
After widespread dolphin deaths, thousands of boobies and pelicans wash up on Peruvian beaches.