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.
Colombia's re-elected President Santos tells rebels it's time for peace
Agreements have already been reached with the FARC on three items on a five-point agenda, including land reform and the rebels' withdrawal from drug trafficking.
Watch sheep play soccer at the Sheep World Cup 2014
It's Colombia vs. Brazil vs. wolves!
Colombia's guerrilla group FARC marks its 50th year with a mixed message on peace
FARC's peace talks with the Colombian government have been underway since November 2012, but a comprehensive peace has so far eluded negotiators.
Australia is apparently raising a generation of overweight couch potatoes
The sports-loving nation scored a D- on an international physical activity report card.
Colombia's farmer protests could disrupt President Santos's re-election bid
President Juan Manuel Santos has said the protests are deliberately designed to damage his election campaign.
Colombia's controversial coca spraying could be the next drug war casualty
The US backs Colombian coca field fumigation, but here's a host of reasons some say it's another counternarcotics flop, while others say it's actually working.
Colombians want the world to stop misspelling their country's name. It's Colombia, NOT Columbia
Colombia is a country in South America. Columbia is a university in New York City. Sort it out. It's not that hard.
The 4 songs you had no idea were inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
From Shakira to Silvio Rodriguez, music has immortalized the maestro known as Gabo.
Nobel-prize winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, a source close to his family said.
Attention Venezuelan shoppers: Will this ID card keep you loyal to the revolution?
The government's handing out grocery loyalty cards that promise bargains and the chance to win amazing prizes. What's the catch?
Here's why Maduro's right about Venezuela's food shortages
And also, why he's wrong.
9 cats really, really not enjoying Colombia's International Feline Fair
'Don't judge us' — these cats.
FARC kidnap victim who had a baby with her captor is running for Congress in Colombia
Clara Rojas survived six years in prison camps and a jungle C-section. Her extraordinary story doesn't end there.
Venezuelan expats are tweeting the way for embattled protesters
The government is squeezing critical TV, blocking websites and even cutting off the internet. Here's how Venezuelans abroad are helping protesters cope.
In Venezuela, the revolution will not be televised by NTN24
Colombian-based cable news network NTN24 was pulled off the air in Venezuela after broadcasting coverage of anti-government protests.
Time magazine just made lots of enemies in Mexico
Its cover story is gung-ho for Mexico, but something about it really irks the Mexicans.
Why Colombia halted a US company's coal exports
Drummond Co. helped make Colombia the world's No. 4 coal exporter. But after alleged dirty deeds, now Bogota's punishing the Alabama firm.
Colombia ends coal shipments from US mining giant Drummond after major coal spill in the Caribbean
"If Drummond keeps violating the law, we will be compelled to take action... and that will worsen the situation."
7 of the most badass women who ever lived (who you've probably never heard of)
For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms
2014: A year of electoral fireworks
A big year ahead for Dilma, Modi, Jokowi and Barry, too.
For Bogota’s mayor, a pink slip could lead to resurrection
Gustavo Petro's extraordinary journey from rebel fighter to legislator to mayor has ended with an unceremonious dismissal — or maybe it's just begun anew. But what will it mean for FARC peace talks?
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.
10 most irreplaceable ecosystems on Earth
Scientists have ranked the world's ecosystems. These are the most irreplaceable. Protect them.
Colombia says FARC plotted to kill ex-president Uribe
Leftist FARC guerrilla group plotted to kill former president Alvaro Uribe, a vehement critic of peace talks with the rebels, the Colombian government said.
That coffee you are drinking might not be so fair trade after all
Latin American coffee growers struggle with rock-bottom prices and a crushing outbreak of coffee leaf rust.
Justin Bieber spray paints the town in Latin America
Graffiti rampages and an alleged brothel romp are among Bieber's bad boy exploits enthralling Colombia and Brazil.
Colombia’s FARC rebels would enter politics in new peace deal
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.
In Colombia, no sex till the road’s fixed
Women find nothing gets things done like a ‘crossed-leg’ protest.
With a limited commitment, Colombia begins removing buried land mines
Commentary: International support is essential for clearing millions of mines that continue to kill and maim.
How a US Army veteran fell into Colombian rebels' hands
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.