The 2016 World Press Photo winners — in pictures
The topics range from the war in Syria to the illegal ivory trade in many parts of Africa.
Ecuador responds: We extend great protection to the environment, with respect for indigenous peoples
The Embassy of Ecuador to the US wrote this commentary in response to a GlobalPost story about a Huaorani community in the Amazon.
A timeline of Zika's origin and global spread
Have you lost track of how the virus became a threat? Here's a quick look at where it came from.
Pope Francis’ efforts to stop church child abuse are falling apart
And it's happening just as he visits Latin America, where the church has reassigned and protected pedophile priests for years.
These indigenous Amazonians are standing up to Ecuador’s oil invasion
In one of the most ecologically diverse corners of the planet, a small tribe is fending off oil corporations drilling their ancestral land.
This has to be the catchiest dancehall tune ever about a mosquito-borne virus
'Shout out to pregnant ladies!'
Experts investigate a Zika link to mysterious monkey deaths in Nicaragua
Dozens of howler monkeys have been found dead with no apparent injuries. 'I have never seen anything like it,' says one researcher.
There's a chance Venezuela's Zika outbreak is worse than Brazil's
That is the conclusion of doctors in Venezuela, where response to the virus has been hampered by a collapsing health system and poor data.
9 love letters to some of our favorite places on Earth
The world can be a dark, violent place. But there are still plenty of reasons to love it.
Zika just gave Americans another great reason to practice safe sex
Doctors have confirmed the first transmission on US soil, which is believed to have been caused by infected semen.
WHO declares the Zika virus a global health emergency
The UN health body said that a surge in cases of microcephaly was likely caused by the Zika virus and declared the situation a 'public health emergency of international concern.'
Venezuela's capital ranks as the world's most murderous city
Take note, Americans: There are 4 US cities on the list, too.
El Salvador urges against pregnancies until 2018 as the Zika virus spreads
The mosquito-borne Zika virus may be linked to rising cases of infants born with smaller heads.
Planet shatters warming records, 2015 hottest 'by far'
Blistering heat blanketed the Earth last year like never before, making 2015 by far the hottest year in modern times and raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of climate change.
Walmart is closing 269 stores, including 115 in Latin America
US retailing giant Walmart announced Friday it is shuttering 269 stores inside and outside the United States, with Latin America the hardest-hit foreign market.
Why South American parents are hiding their kids from the sun
'Extreme' UV levels have doctors warning people to stay out of the sun for most of the day.
Happiness: Is it in your DNA?
Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Turns out, it could be more a function of genes.
Some Haitians fleeing the Dominican Republic are finding themselves pulled back
A world away from Europe, another migration crisis is playing out.
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.
Two years later, Uruguay still has no legal marijuana for sale
The pot revolution that never happened.
New Year's Eve, without the letdown: Watch other people ring in 2016
Did your city cancel New Year's? Are you sick and staying in? You can still join the party.
This year's El Niño is one of the worst on record, and that's bad for everyone
Floods in the Americas, fires in Asia and drought in Africa: Welcome to the season of extreme weather.
Western embassies warn of threat against foreigners in Beijing
Foreign embassies in China issued a warning Thursday about possible threats against 'Westerners' in a popular Beijing neighborhood ahead of Christmas.
The growth of the American far right on display at Republican debate
It was a rather hawkish affair.
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.
Are Venezuelans finally giving up on Hugo Chavez?
Latin America hails the ‘beginning of the end’ of Chavismo after a historic vote in Caracas.
The US is pretty sure Metrojet Flight 9268 was bombed
Russia and Egypt? Not so much.
Here's the first detailed look at the world's largest free trade deal
On Thursday New Zealand posted the text of the TPP trade pact, the most ambitious effort in years to rip down barriers to commerce.
Dead comet with skull face to hurtle by Earth on Halloween
A massive space rock that will shave by Earth on Halloween looks like a dead comet with a skull face, NASA said after gaining a closer look at the spooky space junk.
Sausages, ham cause cancer, red meat 'probably' too
Sausages, ham and other processed meats cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too, a UN agency warned Monday, in a potentially heavy blow for the fast-growing livestock industry.
Want to get high abroad? There’s a travel guide for you
It contains practical, foolhardy, and sometimes harrowing stories of the search for weed in the world’s unlikeliest corners.