The mayor of Lima is getting compared to the Islamic State for painting over murals
Luis Castañeda is swapping the Peruvian's capital's street art for his party colors.
Scientists hope an AIDS vaccine lies in llamas
The cute Andean animal’s antibodies are nearly 100 percent effective in stopping the deadly virus from spreading, researchers say.
5 edible Latin American bugs
With the UN promoting insects as a new sustainable food, GlobalPost looks at five Latin American creepy-crawlies that locals just love to eat.
In Peru, surfing the world's longest wave
Windswept and remote, with just a trickle of tourists, Chicama is surfing's holy grail.
The truth about the Lima climate deal
Analysis: Some negotiators were jubilant. Many environmentalists were furious. What does the draft agreement reached by the UN climate talks actually mean?
Lima climate talks fall short, making 2015 breakthrough less likely
The meeting ended with a far more modest agenda than many had hoped for.
Meet 3 people who need a climate change solution right now
At this week's UN 'COP20' conference in Lima, here's what citizens from the front lines of the global climate crisis had to say.
Lima's UN climate talks aren't even focusing on keeping down temperatures
Meanwhile, extreme weather events like this week's Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines continue to wreak havoc.
UN climate talks kick off in Lima amid grim scientific warnings
The world's most climate-vulnerable countries — small island states and impoverished African countries — are lobbying for the UNFCCC to uphold a tougher target of 1.5 C, which comes up for review in 2015.
This lawyer helped topple a crooked president. Now he’s taking on corruption worldwide
Jose Ugaz was an attorney in one of Latin America's biggest corruption cases ever. Now he's heading watchdog Transparency International as it attempts a tough new strategy to stop a $1 trillion-per-year problem.
Peruvian police to press charges against alleged Hezbollah detainee
Police found traces of explosives on the man's hands and in the house where he was staying upon his arrest last month.
This map shows all the countries where voting is mandatory
It might seem weird to citizens of the United States — where only 58 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election — but it's the way things are in 21 nations around the world.
Q&A: How close is an international treaty to stop climate change?
Peru’s Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, who's chairing the United Nations climate mega-conference in Lima this month, sheds some light.
With its green cred under fire, Peru is hosting UN climate talks
The South American country warmed up for the mega-conference in Lima to negotiate a new Earth-saving climate treaty by rolling back its own environmental safeguards.
Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru
And they may be boosting their cocaine trade with Europe in the process.
These Peruvian circus lions could be headed to a new life in Colorado (PHOTOS)
The Andean nation is the latest to join the global crackdown on performing wild animals.
Feast your eyes on the 29-course special at Latin America’s best restaurant (PHOTOS)
These pictures showcase some of the dozens of plates served in a colorful tasting menu at Lima’s Astrid y Gaston.
US Evangelicals cheer on Latin American culture wars
Church leaders in the United States are backing fights across the Americas against gay equality, abortion and pornography.
This map shows why we must save rain forests to stop climate change
Peru’s jungles warehouse more than 7 billion tons of carbon. They'd better not go up in smoke.
Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel
More and more of the region's governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.
Latin America’s militaries are making a comeback
Bloody coups may now be practically unthinkable, but experts say the risks to democracy are real.
How not to become a World Cup star
Peru’s Reimond Manco was once rated better than Colombian superstar James Rodriguez. So where is he now?
Why less coca does not equal less cocaine
Fields of the illicit narco plant have shrunk to a record low, but higher quality and efficiency mean global supplies of the Andean marching powder could still be booming.
Fly me to Machu Picchu: Dream come true or nightmare?
Peru’s famous Inca citadel is about to get a new airport nearby that will allow millions more to visit every year.
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.
60 Seconds on Earth: Trekking to a lost Inca ruin (VIDEO)
Correspondent Simeon Tegel crosses one of the world's deepest canyons to reach a mysterious Inca citadel.
On Location Video: Can a cable car save this lost Inca ruin?
Choquequirao, or Cradle of Gold, rivals Machu Picchu but gets a fraction of the visitors. The Peruvian government wants that to change.
Peru’s secret weapon against cop corruption: Policewomen
Law-breaking drivers usually bribe their way out of just about anything in Latin America. Female officers, apparently, are having none of it.
These maps show where you can still go to jail for apostasy or blasphemy
Nearly a quarter of the globe has anti-blasphemy laws.
Insults, applause, ridiculousness, Peru’s first openly gay congressman has seen it all
He’s even been accused of a conflict of interest for promoting a civil union bill.
Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media
Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.