Peru just fired its top anti-illegal logging official
Amazon forest defenders say the government let him go because he was doing too good of a job fighting crime.
We can’t blame El Niño for all the world’s weather problems
Bad decisions are also making South America more vulnerable to the extreme weather phenomenon.
Gunman fires on student protesters at South America's oldest college
And there's an explosive allegation that the gunman was paid by the head of school.
Peru's giving 'flagrant' criminals instant jail time in fast-track trials
The new law has triggered concerns over due process and defendants’ rights.
Vultures with GoPros are helping clean up Peru (VIDEO)
Peru fixes cameras and GPS technology to the scavengers and brands them as unsung heroes.
The US Justice Department just nabbed one of the most hated men in sports
The former head of Peru’s soccer federation has a disapproval rating that's almost off the scale.
Why a Paris climate treaty needs to protect the Amazon
The rainforest stores up to 140 billion metric tons of carbon, enough to send global warming into serious overdrive.
A new Amazon highway threatens some of the rainforest's last uncontacted tribes
Its backers say it'll bring development to remote communities. Environment officials warn it will help illegal miners and loggers.
You'd think Aung San Suu Kyi was running for president
Her National League for Democracy doesn't mind a bit of early celebration, especially when The Lady herself has said she will be 'above the president.'
Meet the Peruvian Rasta behind a landmark case for the right to grow weed
He’s taking his case to the country’s Supreme Court after being given a jail sentence for growing his own grass.
These rescued circus lions are recovering nicely from a lifetime of abuse (PHOTOS)
Two-dozen lucky lions are playing and getting surgery before a big trip from South America to South Africa.
Facebook is accused of censoring investigative journalism about a powerful family
'It is striking that [Facebook] has acted so casually' in suspending a major newspaper's account, the head of anti-corruption group Transparency International said.
In these four countries, the TPP’s rules on generic drugs could kill people
The secretive mega-trade deal would bar some of the poorest citizens in Peru, Mexico, Malaysia and Vietnam from accessing life-saving medicines.
Peru just offered amnesty to potential grenade attack plotters
After vicious attacks and threats, the government says anyone with illegal grenades can hand them over anonymously.
Cómo los presuntos abusadores sexuales del Vaticano se esconden y predican en Sudamérica (VIDEO)
Un documental de GlobalPost.
América del Sur se convierte en refugio para los presuntos pederastas de la iglesia
El Vaticano no se expresó al respecto.
Meet Peru’s ‘Tony Montana,’ the man accused of fueling Europe’s messy coke habit
Prosecutors say he worked with the Italian mafia and Mexican cartels to send hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of cocaine to Europe.
Please look after this bear: Cholita the rescued 'Paddington' bear goes home to the cloud forest
Rescued from a South American circus, Cholita is one of a dwindling number of Andean spectacled bears, the same species as children’s favorite Paddington.
These rescued South American circus lions are heading back to Africa
The airlift of 33 big cats is thought to be the largest ever of its kind.
Trump tramples Univision anchor in 'bizarre' performance
Curiouser and curiouser, Trumpmania rolls on.
Back in the day, this guy was one of Peru's best sprinters. At 91, he still is
Peruvian Hugo Antonio Delgado won the world 90 to 99-year-old 100-meter championship.
Is Peru’s new anti-drug policy too tough even for Washington?
The country that's one of the world’s top cocaine producers wants to shoot down drug planes, in defiance of US wishes.
It's a titi! New monkey species found in Peru
For nearly a century the carcass of a small, reddish-brown monkey from South America gathered dust in a windowless backroom of the American Natural History Museum in New York City.
Here's where police can now spy on cellphones without a warrant
This week, without public debate, the South American country's president decreed one of the harshest surveillance laws of any democratic country.
Conquistadors no more: Spaniards are flocking to Latin America because they need jobs
Latin Americans used to seek work in Europe. Now it’s the other way around.
The Amazon's answer to cocktail sausages: Fried palm weevils
You’d be surprised how good giant bug larva tastes.
Peru's big corporations come out in support of gay marriage
Even in this staunchly conservative Catholic country, the largest bank and a favorite soda flew rainbow flags.
Dying Amazon healers are taking potential cures for cancer, AIDS and other diseases with them
Why losing Amazon tribes could be a disaster for modern medicine.
Surfers don't freak out easily. Here's why they're freaking out in Peru
How did one of Lima's most loved beaches become so hideous?
Why Nepal’s needless earthquake deaths won’t be the last
Lima, Peru is one of several major world cities due a huge temblor. Yet many are not getting ready.
The Andean condor is in trouble. The reasons are known, and preventable
Estimates vary, but the only thing for sure is there are fewer and fewer of the giant scavengers than there used to be.