Here's what else is happening in the Americas besides the World Cup
Believe it or not, there are things going on in South America right now that have nothing to do with Brazil's soccer mega-event.
Buenos Aires victims urge Pope Francis to focus on sexual abuse in his home city
Pope Francis has promised not to tolerate more sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Argentine victims wish the former Buenos Aires archbishop had taken that stance years ago.
That time a GlobalPost story caused a schism in Paraguay’s Catholic Church
An investigation into rogue priest Carlos Urrutigoity, an Argentine national long accused of abusing young men, is having deep reverberations.
In Argentina, enormous fracking potential and opposition to match
Argentina's president says 'drill baby, drill.' But fracking makes people afraid, and so do big American oil companies.
Happy World Goth Day! Here are goths from around the world
Today, we're celebrating our brothers and sisters in darkness from Argentina to Zimbabwe. But not Zimbabwe. There aren't any; we looked.
Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media
Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.
Move over, T-Rex: Scientists now claim this is the biggest dinosaur that ever roamed the Earth
A species of titanosaur, it weighed in at more than 170,000 pounds.
Why is the Obama administration siding with Argentina against US bondholders?
NML Capital has struggled for years to get Argentina to pay up. The US assistant attorney general may have just placed a new hurdle.
These new cow fart packs from Argentina could save the world
Haha, but seriously...
This device could revolutionize childbirth. It was created by a car mechanic
How an Argentine's basic bottle cork trick led to an invention experts say will save mothers' lives around the world.
How bad is the economy right now for Argentines? We asked them
Argentina's peso tanked and its reserves are dwindling. GlobalPost spoke to ordinary residents about what it means for them.
Argentina’s economy is in crisis. So it focuses on the Falklands, of course.
Commentary: President Kirchner is unable to improve the country’s economy, now on the brink of collapse.
Christmas nightmare: Piranha attack in Argentina leaves 60 injured
About 20 children were hurt, including one who lost a finger, after the meat-eating fish swarmed bathers near the city of Rosario.
There's so much disturbing weather all over the world right now
Enjoy Christmas, folks, because it could be your last.
Deadly looting spreads in Argentina as police continue strike (VIDEO)
At least five people are dead in looting throughout Argentina as people take advantage of a strike by the police force.
World Cup 2014 set in Brazil with your choice for 'group of death'
Group G gets early consideration for 'group of death' with Germany, Ghana, Portugal and United States.
Latinas who rule
Land of machismo? Turns out Latin America's women have blazed past their amigas of the rich north to become presidents.
Pope Francis the sportsman praises rugby's 'loyalty, respect'
The pontiff meets IOC boss Bach, FIFA's Blatter and national rugby teams of Italy and Argentina — all in the same day.
5 reasons you should stay off the Pope Francis bandwagon
Maybe we should think twice before buying into the hype.
Jailed former Argentine army officer Alejandro Lawless escapes
Former Argentine army officer Alejandro Lawless, jailed for crimes against humanity under military rule, escaped on Tuesday while in transit to a Buenos Aires court.
Latin America's oil rush means more climate change
Brazil, Argentina and other countries across the Americas are seeking to ramp up fossil-fuel production. So much for curbing carbon emissions.
21 reasons Pope Francis is everyone's Person of the Year
There's officially no room left on this bandwagon. Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year for 2013. Here's why.
Argentina President Cristina Fernandez cleared for work
Doctors cleared Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to return to work after she underwent surgery a month ago to remove a brain clot.
Argentina's ruling party takes a hit in mid-term elections
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her ruling party tried to downplay a defeat in Argentina's mid-term elections, which has ruled out the possibility of a constitutional change that would allow her a third term in 2015.
Church wavers on child sex scandals in pope's homeland
Despite the Argentine pope's pledge to punish pedophilia, several Latin American countries are grappling with molestation cases and the church's hushed responses.
Dozens injured when train failed to stop in Buenos Aires station
At least 99 people were injured when a train failed to stop at the Once station in Argentina where 51 people died in an accident last year.
At least 80 injured in Argentina commuter train crash
The accident occurres when a commuter train crashed through a barrier at a train station in Buenos Aires.
‘Homeland’ goes to South America: Brody’s Venezuela nightmare tower
Now in its 3rd season, 'Homeland' has taken a surprise turn for South America — and some of the backstory sounds very real.
Argentina's president set for head surgery
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will undergo a brain hematoma operation Tuesday, ahead of tough midterm elections.
Argentina: President Kirchner has surgery for brain hematoma
The brain injury, discovered during a routine examination on Saturday, was caused by a blow to the head on Aug. 12.
Six-year-old becomes first transgender child in Argentina to change name, gender on official documents
A six-year-old transgender girl who was born a boy has become the first child in Argentina allowed to change her name and gender on official documents.