Protests as Nicaragua launches controversial canal
A Chinese company began working on the ambitious $50 billion canal on Monday.
Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor
The union for New York police officers said that Mayor Bill de Blasio had blood on his hands after Saturday's shooting.
8 great stories to help you understand what's going on in Cuba
It’s a busy time of year for a big news story to break. But we've got you covered.
How Hugo Chavez helped bring the US and Cuba closer together
News analysis: It's going to be a bad year for Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro.
Americans, here's what you've been missing in Cuba all this time (PHOTOS)
A new era in US-Cuba relations could see a travel ban lifted. Here are some of the sights US citizens could be visiting soon.
Raul Castro to Obama: Thanks, Barack. Now end the sanctions
Cuban leader says his people want better relations with the US but won’t compromise their independence.
The 4 most interesting things about the freed Guantanamo prisoners in Uruguay
The small South American country looks like home for the four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian — at least for now.
Read in full: The US Senate Intelligence Committee's summary report on the CIA's use of torture
The report details the harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA against captives in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
The US Senate is about to blow the lid off the CIA's tortured recent history
Details like sexual threats and other heinous torture techniques used by the CIA are about to go public. US security personnel around the world are gearing up for a possible backlash.
With freed prisoners, Uruguay also receives a high-profile Guantanamo force-feeding case
One of the arrivals, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, is leading a legal battle against the United States for force-feeding him while he was on hunger strike.
Guantanamo ex-inmates are 'free men' in Uruguay, defense minister says
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has said the men — four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian — can leave Uruguay whenever they want.
Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay
Uruguay's leftist leader made the 'humanitarian' gesture to help Obama fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.
Latin America's posting its worst economic growth in 5 years, but it's not all bad news (CHARTS)
Some of the region's economies are still cranking, and overall the numbers will get better in 2015, a UN commission says.
This map shows you the countries where AIDS is the deadliest infectious disease
We mark World AIDS Day by highlighting the places where the disease is still a major killer.
After Obama's immigration speech, a gringo abroad suddenly feels popular
Opinion: Can the United States win hearts and minds by simply not deporting them?
These charts show Miss Honduras is now a data point in her nation’s horrific homicide statistics
The fatal shooting of the beauty queen and her sister highlights how the ultra-violent Central American nation has the highest murder rate in the world.
US attends Ebola meeting in Cuba
Cuba is preparing to train health professionals from around the Americas for treating the disease, Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales said.
GlobalPost series Myanmar Emerges wins World Media Summit journalism award
GlobalPost CEO and Founder Philip S. Balboni: ‘We are deeply honored.’
Uruguay's presidential candidate wants to roll back landmark pot law
Uruguay passed the marijuana law in December, but leftist incumbent President Jose Mujica has struggled to roll out the reform, which other Latin American states have followed closely.
This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live
'Tuberculosis' and 'AIDS' aren't trending on Twitter, but they probably should be.
Latin American and Caribbean countries to launch Ebola action plan
The leftist regional bloc ALBA also adopted a 23-point response to the outbreak, which has not spread to Latin America.
This Nazi statue is giving Uruguay a splitting headache
Should this giant bronze eagle and swastika be smelted or put on public display?
These maps reveal how long you probably have to live
If you are in Japan, you've got some time. Not so much if you live in Chad.
Ecuador is freeing thousands of convicted drug mules
President Rafael Correa has said his country's harsh old drug laws were 'imposed by the gringos.' Now officials see small time smugglers as victims of cartels rather than as hardened criminals.
USAID is leaving Ecuador
President Rafael Correa is the latest Latin American leader who's grown irritated with America's aid agency.
Pope fires Paraguay bishop who promoted priest accused of abuse
The move follows a visit to Paraguay by senior Vatican officials charged with investigating a case that had led to a public war of words between the South American country's senior clerics.
How one Spanish priest went gangster in Central America
El Salvador officials recorded Padre Toño becoming way too chummy with the jailed 'mara' gang members he was meant to be rehabilitating.
All the people march for climate change
The 'People's Climate March' in New York has been endorsed by more than 1,400 organizations.
Powerful hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California resorts
The weather service said Odile was expected to slow as it pushed north-northwest along the desert peninsula and forecast the storm would steadily weaken over the next two days.
This map shows where same-sex couples can marry across Latin America
While the US Supreme Court considers state bans on same-sex marriage, check out all the places south of the border that are way ahead on the issue.
5 interesting things we learned from the man in charge of Uruguay’s weed
Interview: Drug czar Julio Calzada tries to set the record straight on the little South American country's bold but mysterious marijuana experiment.