Connect to share and comment
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.
As some Latin American leaders call for legalization of narcotics, Peru — a leading coca grower — remains opposed. A former anti-drug czar turned dissident explains why.
Nine miners survived six days in collapsed mine, getting food, water and oxygen through a tube.
Ollanta Humala’s unruly, jailed brother appears destined to ruin him.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa says: “We cannot be beggars sitting on a bag of gold.”
Independent analysts have different numbers, but the government doesn't want to listen.
At least three dead and 55 injured in a crackdown on protesters fighting to defend illegal gold mining in the Amazon.
As loggers and ranchers encroach on the previously unknown tribe, advocates warn that making contact would be illegal.
'Artemio,' leader of the now dwindling guerrilla group, faces life in jail for terrorism and drug trafficking charges.
A US metal smelter in Peru was closed after turning La Oroya into one of the world's most polluted towns. Now it could reopen.
As El Universo faces fines and jail time for critical op-ed, Ecuador's president takes heat for pushing new law supposedly meant to prevent media bias in electoral coverage.
The South American nation did better than Brazil this past decade. So what's its secret?
Critics blow the whistle on costly venue revamps and high ticket prices in one of the most unequal countries in the world.
Argentina and the UK face off again.