Uruguay’s marijuana experiment is evaporating (VIDEO)
GlobalPost's Will Carless went on the Cannabist Show to discuss Uruguay’s pot progress.
Puerto Rico governor calls for bankruptcy; adviser says island 'insolvent'
US-USA-PUERTORICO:Puerto Rico governor calls for bankruptcy; adviser says island 'insolvent'
Ecuador releases 201 tortoises on Galapagos island
Ecuador has released 201 tortoises on Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos archipelago, where a similar subspecies went extinct more than 150 years ago.
Obama admits government let down hostage families
'I promised them that we can do better,' Obama said after hosting families of hostages at the White House.
Drug traffickers are wiping out the jaguar in Central America
Local conservationists trying to keep the big cats alive are now fearing for their own lives, too.
Earth's sixth mass extinction is here, and humans could be among the first to go
Scientists warned Friday that animals are now disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to.
FOUND: A cheese so delicious, it could unite us all
Get on a plane right now to Nicaragua to try quesillo, the messiest cheesy goodness you'll ever taste.
There are now more refugees around the world than any other time in the last 50 years
The world is breaking the wrong kinds of records.
The Pacific trade deal has all kinds of protections for businesses — but not for workers
The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn.
Obama wants to give $1 billion to Central American gov'ts fighting massive corruption scandals
Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are in a crucial phase of lobbying for new US funds to help them break cycles of poverty and violence.
Over 90 percent of the world's population wants zero carbon emissions
Climate change skeptics aren’t just fighting the science. There's a powerful tide of public opinion against them.
After being literally caged up, disabled Nicaraguans are finding acceptance
As recently as 15 years ago, many people in Nicaragua born with intellectual disabilities were locked away, treated as animals, and feared as monsters.
Why antibiotic resistance could be the most important infectious disease threat of our time
Politicians have put the spotlight on the threat of drug resistance, but tackling it will require prevention in developing countries where the growing problem is greatest.
Nicaraguan teens kill themselves at twice the rate of anywhere else in Latin America
Some see the suicide rate as a product of the turbulence of Nicaragua’s modern history, including earthquakes, hurricanes and civil conflict.
South America’s soccer federation at heart of FIFA scandal somehow has diplomatic immunity
It always seemed a little odd that the organization was based in Paraguay, a small hard-to-get-to South American country.
10 transgender icons around the world who should be as famous as Caitlyn Jenner
All over the planet and in all sorts of fields, transgender women and men have earned their places in the limelight.
It’s not just the World Cup: FIFA’s other corruption scandal adds up to $100 million
US prosecutors outline a big scam in the Copa America, South America’s top soccer tournament.
These are a few of FIFA's biggest fish now under indictment
Some of the world's leading soccer executives now have to fight extradition to the United States.
Survival of pink iguanas in question as Galapagos volcano erupts
Park officials hope the endangered species' habitat remains outside the flow of lava.
Gay marriage around the world
Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change.
China’s premier is visiting Latin America. This is what he’s after
Li Keqiang is inking huge deals and making nice in an area the US once regarded as its 'backyard.'
Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama
US-USA-TRADE:Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama
Nicaragua has the region's highest teen pregnancy rate. Many moms are OK with it
Young women are suffering from what one expert calls the Virgin Mary syndrome.
Earth needs a flag. How about this one?
You know, for when we colonize Mars and fight wars against aliens.
Meet the head-spinning b-boys and b-girls of Nicaragua
Hip-hop lives in this Central American town.
Paraguay says a 10-year-old rape victim shouldn't have an abortion
Outrageous? Yes. Unusual in Latin America? No.
Ecuador campaign urges Brad Pitt not to make oil movie
A group called Justice for Ecuador says the movie would 'spread lies and misinformation about the destruction caused by Chevron.'
This spinning globe tells you the chances of getting murdered in each country
And, yes, the US is the most dangerous Western democracy.
This US-backed Pacific trade deal could stop the poor from getting life-saving meds
The TPP will be the world’s largest ever trade agreement — and it's being negotiated behind closed doors.
Dust blanketed this Nicaraguan town, and children's health symptoms are just beginning
Locals are trying to sue the government for allegedly failing to protect their citizens from an environmental problem that should have been prevented.
Mexico City could be the next to ban Uber
The taxi app just can’t catch a break down in Latin America.