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.
El Salvador gangs kill teachers over as little as a failing grade
School violence is a factor driving young Central American migrants to the US border.
Pope orders envoys to visit problem priest’s Paraguay diocese
The trip comes after a GlobalPost investigation into the rise in Paraguay of a priest accused of molestation in the US.
The United States is among the world's worsening nations, a new report says. Here's why
Congress can't get anything done. And 50 million people are living in poverty.
Floods, drought, war? It must be El Niño again
The bad boy of weather is 80 percent likely to strike this year. Here’s what to brace for.
Why a little country like Paraguay is launching a space program
Paraguay’s space oddity is actually not so odd when you think about it. Here are a few reasons why.
Why less coca does not equal less cocaine
Fields of the illicit narco plant have shrunk to a record low, but higher quality and efficiency mean global supplies of the Andean marching powder could still be booming.
Humans are not entirely cruel, violent and intolerant creatures. Here's the awesome video that proves it.
Torture. Cruelty. Religious strife. It's all in the human makeup. But, thank our stars, so's this.
This American exchange student had to be rescued from a giant vagina statue in Germany
22 firefighters were called to the scene.
Ecuador's World Cup squad brings hope to this poor, Afro-Ecuadorean province
Esmeraldas is tiny. It would be like an impoverished North Carolina supplying half of the US national men’s squad.
Watch how Chilean fans reacted when FIFA cut their national anthem short
The New York Times is wrong. USA soccer players flop, just like everyone else
Let's go to the video tape.
Watch: Brazil's Maracana stadium has a wobbly staircase of death
This is an accident waiting to happen, literally.
This adorable little robot is about to hitchhike across Canada all by itself
Pick him up, and HitchBOT will even talk to you.
Here's what else is happening in the Americas besides the World Cup
Believe it or not, there are things going on in South America right now that have nothing to do with Brazil's soccer mega-event.