9 creative ways to smuggle contraband across borders
Pot in a cannon and monkeys in socks. How did these plans go wrong?
Ecuador oil spill threatens Brazil and Peru
The 11,000-barrel spill is no Deepwater Horizon-level disaster, but Peru and Brazil are on alert as crude oil flows into the Amazon.
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?
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.
Hot air balloon crashes in Peru
Five people were rescued and two were missing after a hot air balloon crashed off the coast of Peru.
Peru: Where have all the anchovies gone?
The Peruvian anchovy is the world's most heavily exploited fish. Now Peru's government is trying to reduce overfishing of the popular little forager.
Peru: Why Fujimori needs to watch his tongue
Relatives of Peru's imprisoned ex-president, Alberto Fujimori, have pushed for a pardon on questionable claims of ill health. Now it's up to the current leader, Humala, who once revolted against him.
Peru's military draft fires up critics for letting the rich off the hook
Peruvians are outraged by the low-wage military's new draft, and that the rich can afford to dodge it.
No oxygen, no fear
Few sports are as grueling as mountaineering, where just catching your next breath is a constant challenge. How do elite mountaineers prepare for the highest peaks?
In the shadow of El Comandante
Hugo Chavez inspired like-minded leaders, but was also their cautionary tale.
¿Como se dice R&D? South America’s still learning how
South America’s science and technology lag behind its breakneck economic growth, but some in the region are working to change that.
Missing Americans Garrett Hand, Jamie Neal found alive and well in Peru (UPDATE)
The couple were reportedly spotted on a boat in a remote region in Peru.
Jamie Neal, Garret Hand missing: California couple disappear in Peru
Peru's authorities launch a search mission amid fears of a possible kidnapping.
Is gender violence getting worse in Latin America?
Commentary: Evidence in Colombia shows sexual assault is more frequent during times of conflict.
Search intensifies for American couple missing in Peru
Garrett Hand and Jamie Neal left California for Peru in November but lost contact on January 25.
New temple found at famous El Paraiso archaeological site in Peru
New temple structure located in the right wing of the El Paraiso pyramid, located not far from the national capital of Lima in Peru.
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.
Peru exporting outlawed timber from Amazon to the US
US consumers unwittingly support illegal logging. Is Washington's new effort to crack down on the practice "just another action plan"?
Immigration reform: ‘Here we go again,’ Latin Americans say
Latin America's public reaction is muted. And possibly with good reason.
Argentina curbs trade in 'soccer slaves'
Argentina’s taxman is taking aim at the seamier side of South American soccer.
Latin America: where clubbing can be deadly
Missing fire extinguishers and flouting other health and safety codes, Latin American nightclubs have been the scene of deadly blazes before.
Where is the worst place for abortions?
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, GlobalPost looks at abortion rights around the world.
Latin America takes action to decriminalize abortion
Roe v. Wade provides framework for progressing past restrictive laws.
Peru: Helicopter crash kills 7, including Americans
GlobalPost's correspondent says locals describe seeing victims jump from the distressed chopper before it hit the ground.
In Latin America, a growing backlash against genetically modified food
Backers say GMOs help farmers produce more, but greens and some politicos fear the risks of tinkering with crops’ DNA.
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.
Peru: Lima’s progressive mayor vs. gangster order
Mayor Susana Villaran has battled rats, tax cheats and chaotic streets of Peru’s capital. Now gangsters are attempting to bring her down.
After Sandy Hook, Latin America wags a finger at gun-toting US
America's neighbors to the south, torn by high murder rates themselves, urge the US to tighten its gun laws after the Newtown shooting.
Peruvian pisco sour
What Peruvians drink to wash down the “Navidad” feast.
Domain wars: South America vs. Amazon.com
Brazil and Peru are fighting Amazon.com Inc. to relinquish a domain name they say belongs to their jungle.