Nicaragua says blast in capital was most likely caused by a meteorite
Nicaragua has more than 20 volcanoes and is regularly shaken by earthquakes, so many locals initially thought a quake caused the loud bang.
These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?
Nicaragua's government is telling its hungry citizens to eat more iguanas
Central America is suffering from a severe drought that's devastating crops and killing livestock. Nicaragua has one answer to the grim situation.
Jewish community 'forced out' of Guatemalan village
Since October, the local indigenous population has accused the Orthodox Jews of discriminating against them and of violating Mayan customs.
How the US militarizes the world's police, not just Ferguson's
US police militarization is part of a global story about the importation and exportation of equipment, tactics, and funds for the purposes of domestic and international security.
Here’s what James Foley meant to us
GlobalPost's editorial team pays tribute to our slain colleague and friend.
These maps show the best and worst countries for journalists, and how much has changed in recent years
Our time-lapse GIFs show you how conditions for journalists have changed over the last 12 years.
Do these displaced Hondurans deserve asylum in America?
The two big lies about pot in Uruguay
There's a lot of outrageous buzz about the country's marijuana revolution. Let's take a sober look at some rather implausible claims.
Let these 20 nervous animals teach you the reality of the Ebola 'threat'
It's a crisis in West Africa. It is NOT a crisis in the United States. So chill out, seriously, and stop watching cable news.
This is how inequality hurts the US economy
A new report by Standard & Poor's highlights the growing risks.
8 reasons we should all pay more attention to this crazy place
Bootleggers, human smugglers, problem priests and purported extremist funders? Something's rotten in this Paraguayan city — so, of course, we had to visit.
This is the drug that may have cured two American Ebola patients
Are we close to defeating Ebola?
US Congress fails at almost everything before a much-deserved vacation
It's cool. It's not like there are any pressing issues around the world at the moment.
Watch an amazingly brave woman save an injured dog on a Mexican highway and immediately restore your faith in humanity
If the news has you feeling down about the human species, this video might help.
Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel
More and more of the region's governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.
Reports: The Vatican fires a priest in Paraguay accused of molesting US seminarians
A church has reportedly dismissed Carlos Urrutigoity, following a recent GlobalPost investigation into accusations that the priest sexually abused young men in Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
Here are the world's cat countries and the world's dog countries
Which is more popular — cats or dogs — in your country?
Latin America’s militaries are making a comeback
Bloody coups may now be practically unthinkable, but experts say the risks to democracy are real.
These maps show the deadliest climate-related disasters for every part of the world since 1970
The Ethiopian drought remains one of the world's worst climate disasters ever. Are more like it in our future?
Honduran special forces are struggling to keep children from fleeing to the US
Honduras is a top sender of the historic flow of unaccompanied child migrants to the US. Can this elite security force come to the rescue?
These Uruguayans are itching to grow the country's first legal pot
A study in Uruguayan marijuana.
The FBI is entrapping Americans and charging them as terrorists, according to a new report
Human Rights Watch and the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School have confirmed all your worst fears about how the US government handles terrorism cases.
Was Brazil 2014 the greatest World Cup ever?
Thrilling soccer, shocking upsets, Shakespearean drama, and goals galore — the tournament had it all.
Mexico rescues 458 children from squalid shelter amid sexual abuse allegations
The children in the refuge had to beg for money on the streets, eat unsanitary food and sleep on the floor among vermin, officials say.
These 10 countries are the top fans and the top haters of the US
We know why Russia and Palestine don't like the US. But why in the world does the Philippines love it so much?
These are the women helping child migrants as they make their way to the US (VIDEO)
While the United States is grappling with how to handle the thousands of child migrants arriving at its borders from Central America, a group of women in central Mexico has quietly attended to them for years.
Why Uruguay’s David and Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters
Smoking is on course to kill up to 1 billion worldwide this century, most in poor nations. Could this little South American country, in a legal fight with Philip Morris, help turn that around?
A Virginia dad has claimed this African territory so his daughter can feel like a real princess
Jeremiah Heaton calls it the "Kingdom of North Sudan."
On Location Video: The ghosts of El Diamante Ranch
Berta Diaz Torres lost her daughter and four grandchildren to unknown killers. Their mutilated remains were found with the bodies of 26 others at an abandoned Veracruz ranch.
Latin America vs. Europe: The rivalry returns
Slinging mud across the pond over soccer is as old as the World Cup.