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.
Hurricane Patricia spares Mexican cities, roars through remote villages
The storm carved through small rural villages, ripping corrugated metal roofing off modest brick homes and uprooting trees.
For me, ayahuasca was as good as therapy. Here's what the science says
Even war veterans are now turning to the psychedelic jungle medicine to treat deep trauma.
Fugitive Fathers: Two priests have been suspended since GlobalPost’s investigation
A one-month update on allegedly abusive priests transferred to South America.
A 30-year timeline of Catholic Church sex abuse scandals
The Vatican has been slow to hold leaders accountable for covering up allegations against thousands of priests.
Indigenous women take climate matters into their own hands
Women are disproportionately impacted by climate change, and they are central to solutions, say activists.
Fidgeting while you work might be good for you
Go ahead, do that super annoying thing your colleagues hate.
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.