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Analysis: Venezuela and the countries it fuels — from Cuba to Syria — have won six more years of Hugo Chavez's crude deals.
Analysis: Democracy is under attack — from Venezuela to Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia — this time by populist elected leaders who've proved unbeatable at the ballot box.
President Evo Morales has accused the US of harboring a Bolivian former leader he claims has blood on his hands.
Greens applaud government plan for tighter oversight of mining industry, but see gaping loopholes.
Ecuador’s people are wary of foreign meddling, but some deeply mistrust the motives of their own president.
The administration of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has fought to muzzle the free press, rights groups say. So why would it offer asylum to transparency crusader Julian Assange?
Assange's asylum in Ecuador is now a global affair, and no one appears to be backing down.
An analysis of the text from the Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry granting WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange asylum.
As drought parches the US, Mexico and Chile, meteorologists warn El Nino could further devastate food supplies.
Besides a number of stellar performances in London, Latin America is an overall Olympic underachiever. Here’s why.
The mountaintop citadel is a powerful tourist magnet — so much so that Peru desperately needs to draw travelers off it.
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.