That coffee you are drinking might not be so fair trade after all
Latin American coffee growers struggle with rock-bottom prices and a crushing outbreak of coffee leaf rust.
Peru's gold miners are killing the Amazon
A new study shows gold mining is tearing up far more of Peru's precious Amazon jungle than previously thought.
Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery
Two pre-Columbian mummies more than a thousand years old were found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima.
Calamity Calling: What if we lost the Amazon?
VIDEO: Climate change is wreaking havoc on the world's largest rainforest. This scientist and his airplane are tracking the destruction.
Church wavers on child sex scandals in pope's homeland
Despite the Argentine pope's pledge to punish pedophilia, several Latin American countries are grappling with molestation cases and the church's hushed responses.
Peru: Cocaine king’s riches don’t reach growers
GlobalPost’s Simeon Tegel visits a valley that’s the world’s coca leaf capital, and finds its poor farmers are far from reaping dividends from their green crop’s white derivative.
How Peru could become America's next drug war debacle
Peru’s government and its US backers want the country's coca eradicated. But farmers from the world’s coca capital depending on the cocaine source warn there will be blood.
In Peru, a tale of two presidents
Even in Latin America, where graft is endemic, two more allegedly corrupt ex-presidents would mark a new low. No wonder nearly half of Peruvians consider corruption one of the country's top problems.
UK women in Peru drug smuggling plot plead guilty (VIDEO)
Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid will face a minimum six years in prison, after they were caught trying to smuggle 24 pounds of cocaine from Peru to Spain.
Peru overtakes Colombia as world's top coca leaf grower
Peru has overtaken Colombia as the world's top grower of the coca leaf, the main ingredient in cocaine.
Latin America most dangerous place for environmentalists
Green campaigners are being killed in Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru, the UN says.
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.
Two British women formally charged with smuggling cocaine
Two young British women accused of smuggling cocaine worth £1.5 million out of Peru have been charged in Lima.
Isolated Mashco-Piro tribe causes alarm in Peru with rare appearance (VIDEO)
Members of Mashco-Piro, one of the most isolated indigenous tribes in the world, made a rare and brief appearance when they emerged from Peru's Amazon jungle to ask for food.
19 reasons you should probably up and move to Lima, Peru
The best surfing. The best ceviche. Need we say more?
10 tastiest exotic fruits and veggies that make Peru's cuisine so excellent (PHOTOS)
Every eat a baby watermelon — rind and all?
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.
Flesh-eating worms found in British woman's ear
The flesh-eating worms were found in British woman Rochelle Harris' ear after she went on vacation in Peru earlier this year.
Haitians brave risky jungle treks for Brazilian dream
Thousands of Haitians have sought refuge in South America since Haiti's 2010 earthquake, and they keep coming in droves. Brazil could use the extra laborers.
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.
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.