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.
Venezuela: Maduro accuses ex-Colombian President Alvaro Uribe of assassination plot
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe of conspiring to kill him.
Colombian given 33-year jail sentence for raising FARC hostage's son
Colombian peasant José Crisanto Gómez has been sentenced to 33 years in jail for kidnapping and extortion after looking after the infant son of a FARC hostage.
Colombia bullfight kills 2
Two men were killed and at least 15 injured during a bullfight in northern Colombia.
War on drugs: What is it good for?
Four decades after President Nixon declared war on drugs, nearly everyone agrees it's time for a truce.
Colombia ELN rebels free German brothers kidnapped in November
Colombia rebel group ELN freed two German brothers they had kidnapped in November.
In the shadow of El Comandante
Hugo Chavez inspired like-minded leaders, but was also their cautionary tale.
Hugo and me: Memoirs of a GlobalPost correspondent
GlobalPost's John Otis has covered Venezuela's Hugo Chavez since his first run for president. Here's why he'll miss him.