A world of debt watchers: All eyes on Washington
Global leaders stress that a US default would have a devastating impact on the rest of the world.
Colombian workers' rights still among the worst, two years after US trade pact
The Labor Action Plan was supposed to protect workers, but many leaders see "blatant disregard" for labor protections in Colombia.
5 reasons Latin America is lashing out at the UN General Assembly (VIDEO)
Between Brazil's rage over US spying and Bolivia's fury over diverted flights, Latin American leaders have found plenty to gripe about this week.
Peru overtakes Colombia as world's top coca leaf grower
Peru has overtaken Colombia as the world's top grower of the coca leaf, the main ingredient in cocaine.
Guerrilla politics: Colombia's FARC may soon be on the ballot
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?
6 dead after police raid at Colombia bar ends in stampede
Colombian police raided a bar in Bogotá early Sunday, triggering a stampede that left six people dead and five injured.
Colombia deploys 50,000 soldiers to restore order to Bogota after farmer protests
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he is deploying 50,000 soldiers to patrol the streets of Bogota after at least two people died in protests.
Colombia's ELN rebels free Canadian geologist
Jernoc Wobert was seized on Jan. 18 in northern Bolivar province along with two Peruvian and three Colombian miners.
Peru dethrones Colombia as cocaine king
As its Andean neighbors drop coca crop acres, according to UN reports, Peru is cultivating the world's largest cocaine production.
New mammal known as the olinguito discovered in Andean cloud forest
The discovery by the olinguito by the Smithsoninan Institution is the first new carnivorous mammal species to be identified in the Americas in 35 years.
Thieves with scissors stealing women's hair in Venezuela (VIDEO)
Known as "piranhas," these thieves are after women's hair, not flesh, selling it to beauty or hair salons in Venezuela for a pretty penny.
Facebook is 'friending' Latin America
Already big in the region, the social network giant sees huge potential — if Latin Americans would just make the mobile leap.
7 unthinkable urban comebacks to inspire Detroit
Buck up, Motown. From Juarez to Mogadishu to London, anything's possible.
Logging in Colombia
Afro-Colombians do the heavy lifting in a lumber industry that's wiping out swathes of the country's precious forest.
The world is awesome: sloths edition
Contrary to what you may think, these natives to Central and South America are neither slow nor dumb.
FARC negotiator says Colombia conflict 'nearing an end'
The top negotiator for Colombia's leftist FARC rebel group said Monday he was confident the nearly 50-year armed conflict was "nearing an end."
Death Cab for Colombia
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.
Bolivia's plane drama fires up South America
Evo Morales' allies fume that Bolivia's leader was taken 'hostage' while suspected of spiriting away NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Exorcismo: Colombia's exorcist drives evil spirits away
Exorcism ritual performed by a spiritual healer in Colombia.
Is Colombia winning the drug war?
Or is something else behind the dramatic drop in the Colombian coca crop?
Colombia: Beware the zombie drug
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.
Watch this: Colombia’s music videos pit army vs. rebels and a dancing Dutch woman
On a PR push while their chiefs negotiate peace, Colombian rapping rebels hit YouTube and their army enemies strike back — with reggaeton.
26 photos that suggest tear gas unites us all
Security forces, it seems, are the same wherever you go. From Ferguson to Dhaka to Manama, protests of the last few years look eerily similar.
First marijuana brand planned by ex-Microsoft exec Jamen Shively (VIDEO)
Ex-Microsoft exec Jamen Shively is seeking $10 million in capital to launch plans to create the first national marijuana brand for medicinal and recreational users.
Latin America: Divided we stand
United and integrated, the region would be a force to reckon with on the world stage. But does Latin America’s unification reality match up to the rhetoric?
Venezuela furious at Colombia for meeting with opposition leader
Venezuela is furious over a Wednesday meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
Colombia and FARC rebels reach land reform agreement
The government of Colombia and left-wing rebel group FARC reached a land reform agreement Sunday after more than six months of peace talks.
Peru: Counterfeit currency king
South America's cocaine giant is also the best at fabricating phony dollar bills. The US Secret Service is working with Peruvian police to stop it.
Spanish couple kidnapped in Colombia
Two Spanish tourists were kidnapped in Colombia while driving in La Guajira, near the Venezuelan border.
Cell phone thief hit by bus (VIDEO)
A man was struck by a bus after he got distracted robbing a woman.
Why Catholic saints are marching into Latin America
Analysis: Latin America's Catholics multiplied in past centuries. Now their numbers are shrinking. The new Argentine pope canonizing two Latina nuns sends a calling to the region.