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.
Colombia: Has the Coffee Revolution begun?
Farmers in Colombia, a leading coffee exporter, are blocking roads and battling with police. Coffee production has crashed so hard that the land of Juan Valdez is now importing coffee — which would be akin to Saudi Arabia or Iran importing oil.
Pablo Escobar's sidekick says drug war is unwinnable
Escobar's former security chief, Jhon "Popeye" Velasquez, explains the state of the drug trade and why the war against drugs is unwinnable.
Is gender violence getting worse in Latin America?
Commentary: Evidence in Colombia shows sexual assault is more frequent during times of conflict.
Who won the drug war? Drugs did
The world — not just Colorado and Washington — embraces a more laissez faire approach to narcotics.
6.9 earthquake strikes Colombia
A 6.9 earthquake hit southwestern Colombia, about a week after Japan was also struck with a 6.9 earthquake.
Colombia: A day without cars but plenty of traffic
Bogota's car-free experiment promotes eco-friendlier transport.
No more horsing around Bogota (VIDEO)
For decades, horse carts have been jamming up roads in Colombia's capital. Now, the mayor has had enough.
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.
Ecuador’s wheelchair revolution
South America isn’t known for being accessible for the disabled. If Ecuador’s vice president has his way, that’s about to change.
Colombia considers legalizing ecstasy
Colombia's Justice Minister said a new drugs bill would legalize synthetic drug use, including ecstasy.
Colombia getaway donkey ruins robbery
A trio of robbers in Colombia had to abandon its loot when the getaway donkey started braying so loudly police were alerted.
Orgy at Honduras embassy in Colombia forces ambassador to resign
The Honduran ambassador to Colombia was forced to resign Saturday after it was discovered a Christmas party held at the embassy involved an orgy and unpaid prostitutes.
Colombia military kills 13 FARC members
At least 13 members of the Colombian rebel group FARC were killed in north-western Colombia in an air-force raid.
Colombia: Landslide kills at least five people
A landslide in Colombia has left 25 people missing, and at least five have died.
New feat for Colombia’s urban innovator: slum escalators
Escalators could be Medellin’s hillside ghetto game-changer. But some say they sweep crime under the rug.
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.
Colombia’s ‘end of the world’ bunker
Whether or not the end is near, one Colombian businessman is taking no chances — he built an underground bunker.
Spain: cocaine-laced fake breasts lead to woman's arrest
Criminal boob bombshell in Barcelona.
Organic gold mining? Meet 'Green Gold'
Some Colombian miners use a balsa extract rather than the usual toxic chemicals to harvest gold.
Colombia forces kill 20 FARC fighters
Colombia's forces kill 20 FARC fighters in the largest military operation since peace talks began in October.
Buried treasure in Venezuala with $550,000 find: report
Rolls and rolls of $100 bills found near Venezuela's Columbia border.
Cuba: Colombia’s peacemaker?
At the outset of Colombian peace talks in Cuba, FARC rebels have called a two-month cease-fire, but the Colombian government vows to continue hunting down the guerrillas. Can Havana help broker peace?
FARC rebels declare unilateral ceasefire as peace talks open in Cuba
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known as FARC, have declared a two-month cease-fire as they prepare to continue peace talks with the Colombian government.
Can Colombia end its decades-old guerrilla war?
As the government commences peace talks with FARC rebels in Cuba, here's the kind of violence Colombians endure.
The Petraeus affair: heard around the world
From a street market in Pakistan to a newsstand in Peru, people across the globe voice their minds over America's new scandal.
FARC makes up to $3.5 billion from drug trade
Colombia Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón said that guerrilla group FARC makes anywhere from $2.4 to $3.5 billion per year from the drug trade.
FARC-Colombia peace talks get underway in Oslo
The two sides have come to the negotiating table before, but previous efforts at peace have failed consistently.