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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.
There's nothing quite like Lurigancho, Peru’s largest prison, reputedly one of the toughest in South America. GlobalPost gets inside, and finds some surprises.
Clinics catch flame and kill addicts trapped inside. Health authorities are mulling reforms to make sure that doesn't happen.
Environmentalists are outraged by HidroAysen's plans for dams in Chile’s stunning wilderness. Chile's billionaire president says, ‘People deserve more protection than trees.’
Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales ordered troops into the electrical grid run by Spain's Red Electrica in another South America energy grab.
Forget oil nationalization or the Falklands bickering. Argentines are furious over a shortage of their beloved stimulant.
Conservationists blame seismic testing for scaring dolphins to death, but Houston-based oil firm BPZ denies the claim.
Dozens of hostages were set free, but President Ollanta Humala has ordered the capture of the guerrilla fighters responsible.