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GlobalPost’s John Otis met South Africa’s anti-apartheid champion in Jamaica in 1991, after a reggae mega tribute ended in murder.
Graffiti rampages and an alleged brothel romp are among Bieber's bad boy exploits enthralling Colombia and Brazil.
Peace talks in Havana hit a major breakthrough, allowing disarmed guerrillas to participate in politics. But many Colombians are skeptical an end to their half-century civil war is near.
Women find nothing gets things done like a ‘crossed-leg’ protest.
The just-released American captive, Afghan war vet Kevin Scott Sutay, was warned not to enter Colombia's guerrilla-ruled jungle. He strolled in alone anyway.
The country's national parks are a sight to behold. But beware guerrilla rebels and land mines.
The Labor Action Plan was supposed to protect workers, but many leaders see "blatant disregard" for labor protections in Colombia.
The FARC rebels have tried to play party politics before — and it ended in murder. Nearly 30 years later, will the guerrillas make a safer swap of guns for ballots?
Millions of people have been displaced by the drug war. Those attempting to reclaim their land are walking a dangerous path.
After a fatal robbery attempt of an American DEA agent, Colombia fights to curb taxi crimes known as the ‘millionaire’s ride’ that leave you flat broke — or worse.
President Aquino builds trust by acknowledging a historic massacre of Muslims.
Or is something else behind the dramatic drop in the Colombian coca crop?
Scopolamine is a medicine for motion sickness or tremors. In Colombia, it's a scary drug called 'devil’s breath.' Whatever you call it, it could be causing unfaithful Colombian husbands serious problems. Here’s why.
On a PR push while their chiefs negotiate peace, Colombian rapping rebels hit YouTube and their army enemies strike back — with reggaeton.
Economic growth is prompting more workers to stay at home.
The world's third most Catholic country finds the church increasingly out of step with its values.
Venezuela’s downtrodden opposition candidate Henrique Capriles is unlikely to win in the April 14 election, called after Hugo Chavez's death. He has just a few weeks to turn things around.
Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, has a reputation as a humble servant of God but also as an accomplice in the 'Dirty War.'
In a scene almost fitting of Argentina's Evita, Chavistas wait in a miles-long line for one last glimpse of Hugo Chavez.
GlobalPost's John Otis has covered Venezuela's Hugo Chavez since his first run for president. Here's why he'll miss him.