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.
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.