Corruption charges dampen launch of new UN global goals
The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 already have received mixed reviews.
This is how abusive priests are able to relocate abroad
The Vatican's laws are clear, but often ignored.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership, there is always a 'but'
Pretty much everything about the world's biggest trade deal is good. And bad.
Trans-Pacific trade deal faces test in US Congress
US lawmakers cautiously welcomed a massive free trade deal sealed by 12 Pacific rim countries Monday, but the accord faces intense scrutiny in Congress which will vote on its ratification in 2016.
Uruguay (finally) names companies to grow public marijuana
In theory, the country is now one step closer to selling government-sanctioned cannabis in pharmacies across the nation.
At UNGA, preventing the next outbreak by supporting right to health
The GroundTruth Project reports from the United Nations General Assembly in New York as part of its "Next Outbreak" series.
Could the Vatican face racketeering charges for harboring abusive clergy?
To date, the Holy See has completely avoided prison and fines, despite the thousands of accused sex abusers in its ranks.
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.
US priests accused of sex abuse get a second chance by relocating to South America
GlobalPost confronts five of them, in a yearlong investigation.
Cuba's Raul Castro will head to New York this month for the UN General Assembly
It will be his first known United States visit since shortly after the Castro brothers toppled a US-friendly dictator in 1959.
Fugitive Fathers: How the Vatican’s alleged sex abusers hide and preach in South America (VIDEO)
A GlobalPost documentary.
South America has become a safe haven for the Catholic Church’s alleged child molesters
The Vatican has no comment.
6 months' prison for hunter who killed a jaguar and posted it to Facebook
Is this South America's version of Cecil the Lion?
Syrian refugees in Uruguay say they want to move elsewhere
Uruguay accepted the 42 Syrians fleeing civil war in October 2014, but the families said they felt the leftist government had failed to deliver on a promise of good incomes.
Comedian Jimmy Morales is leading the vote for Guatemala's next leader
He's not a president yet, but he's played one on TV.
A South American lesson for Donald Trump: Border walls are ugly and don’t work
Argentine and Paraguayan towns divided by a concrete perimeter are so disgusted they’re petitioning to have it torn down.
This feisty UN agency put Guatemala’s president in jail for corruption
And just four days later, millions of Guatemalans head to the polls to pick a new president.
Guatemala swears in new president as ex-leader detained
Guatemala's Congress swore in a new president Thursday as disgraced former leader Otto Perez was ordered detained to prevent him becoming a fugitive from justice in the Central American nation's long-running corruption saga.
The world lost enough trees last year to fill North Dakota
New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America.
As Obama talks of climate change in Alaska, oil giant Shell readies drills in the Arctic
Obama's environmental advocacy is at odds with his approval of Shell's drilling plan in the Arctic. That same dissonance applies to Shell's interest in sustainability.
Is climate change the culprit in Tropical Storm Erika?
Erika finally lost steam Saturday, but Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says his country is still 'living the effects of climate change.' Experts aren't so sure.
More than 40 cops have been killed in El Salvador so far this year
The Central American country looks set to become the world's most murderous outside a war zone.
It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded
How long before July 2015 loses the title?
The death toll in Tianjin continues to mount
Rescue workers pulled more bodies from the wreckage in the Chinese port city on Sunday, raising the death count to 112.
Ecuador's President Correa prepares state of emergency in reaction to Cotopaxi volcano
Several villages at risk of being hit by landslides have already been evacuated.
11-year-old rape victim gives birth in Paraguay
Doctors say the delivery went smoothly, but activists say that's no reason to give up the fight for legal abortion in Paraguay.
Tampon tax is real. Women everywhere pay their governments extra to have periods
How exactly do women pay to have periods? And which countries make them do it? Read on, sisters.
With new UN development goals, focus shifts away from infectious disease
Global health experts caution that progress could be lost after the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals.
Check out this hidden gem in Nicaragua that tourists always miss
Visitors to León are usually just passing through on their way to go volcano boarding. That's a mistake.
Sexual violence plagues young women attempting to flee Central America
Sandra was one of the eighty percent of migrant women who are sexually assaulted as they escape to the US through Mexico.