The Argentine birthplace of Pope Francis takes its place in the limelight (PHOTOS)
The barrio where Pope Francis grew up is abuzz with talk and visitors. GlobalPost joined the crowd.
Vatican denies Pope Francis stayed silent in Dirty War
The Vatican hit back at critics who have charged that Pope Francis didn't do enough during Argentina's Dirty War as Jorge Bergoglio.
Pope Francis: What does Brazil think?
Brazil's would-be pope, Cardinal Odilo Scherer, might not have been very popular among his Brazilian colleagues, but the rest of the world's most Catholic country held its collective breath as it waited for the newest pope to be announced.
Act of God of the Day: Chavez nudges Christ to pick South American pope
Even in death, Chavez's politicking is not over.
The Falkland defectors
Falkland Islands residents overwhelmingly chose to stay with the UK. But a tiny handful remains committed to Argentina.
First Latin American pope speaks softly and carries an allegedly dark past
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.'
Does Pope Francis jibe with a shifting Latin America?
Cardinals reached outside the Vatican's box in electing Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio. But Pope Francis hardly fits the mold here.
Who was St. Francis of Assisi? New pope honors revered saint, Catholic name (VIDEO)
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Francis after being elected pope.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio: Who is Pope Francis?
Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, who will go by Pope Francis, is the new leader of the Catholic Church.
Foreign exchange student says he paid $4,000 to work at McDonald's
An Argentine student who came to the US as part of a work-study program received a rude awakening when he arrived in Pennsylvania.
Falkland Islanders vote overwhelmingly to stay British
Only three residents of the Falkland Islands voted against remaining a British territory.
Falkland Islands vote in referendum with eye on world (VIDEO)
The Falkland Islands' residents are heading to the polls to vote on whether they will remain a British overseas territory.
People, politics or oil: Who will win the Falklands?
Residents of the South Atlantic islands are holding a referendum on whether to remain part of Britain.
In the shadow of El Comandante
Hugo Chavez inspired like-minded leaders, but was also their cautionary tale.
On European menus: all creatures great and small.
World leaders offer condolences to Venezuela on death of Chavez
World leaders, including ex-US President Jimmy Carter and UN chief Ban Ki-moon, offered condolences to Venezuela following the death of Hugo Chavez.
Argentina and Iran to probe AMIA bombing
Argentina has approved an agreement with Iran to set up an international truth commission to investigate the 1994 bombing of AMIA, a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.
Argentina’s bedeviled pact with Iran
Argentina and Iran agree to investigate the deadly 1994 blast at a Buenos Aires Jewish center. Trouble is, Argentine prosecutors reckon Iran was behind it, and Tehran won't let Iranian suspects be interrogated.
How the Sinaloa cartel won Mexico’s drug war
Mexico’s drug war has cost 70,000 lives, yet drugs still flood across the border. Here’s how the Sinaloa cartel prevailed.
Who won the drug war? Drugs did
The world — not just Colorado and Washington — embraces a more laissez faire approach to narcotics.
For Venezuela, the great mystery starring Chavez
The president may be back from Cuba, but none of the uncertainty has been cleared up. Here's a look at possible scenarios.
An African pope? Don't bet on it
Vatican watchers predict Italians or Latin Americans are most likely to claim St. Peter's throne.
Argentina love hotels shoot for the stars
More understated than love hotels elsewhere in Latin America, 'telos' in Buenos Aires are seeking a new type of clientele.
Argentina's foreign minister Hector Timerman says 'no such thing as Falkland Islander'
Argentina's foreign minister says there's no such thing as a Falkland Islander, and people living on the disputed islands off the Argentine coast are just British citizens living on disputed land.
Argentina curbs trade in 'soccer slaves'
Argentina’s taxman is taking aim at the seamier side of South American soccer.
Remember the ozone hole?
The international community joined together to reduce the growing ozone hole in the 1980s. Two decades on, some hope the campaign may provide lessons for the fight against climate change.
Latin America takes action to decriminalize abortion
Roe v. Wade provides framework for progressing past restrictive laws.
Argentina: International pedophile ring busted
Argentina police busted an international pedophile ring that used social media websites to swap pornographic images and videos of children.
Argentina: 2 Americans killed while climbing mountain
Two American men, from Oregon and Colorado, died during a climb of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.
In Latin America, a growing backlash against genetically modified food
Backers say GMOs help farmers produce more, but greens and some politicos fear the risks of tinkering with crops’ DNA.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.