The Pacific trade deal has all kinds of protections for businesses — but not for workers
The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn.
Obama wants to give $1 billion to Central American gov'ts fighting massive corruption scandals
Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are in a crucial phase of lobbying for new US funds to help them break cycles of poverty and violence.
Over 90 percent of the world's population wants zero carbon emissions
Climate change skeptics aren’t just fighting the science. There's a powerful tide of public opinion against them.
After being literally caged up, disabled Nicaraguans are finding acceptance
As recently as 15 years ago, many people in Nicaragua born with intellectual disabilities were locked away, treated as animals, and feared as monsters.
Why antibiotic resistance could be the most important infectious disease threat of our time
Politicians have put the spotlight on the threat of drug resistance, but tackling it will require prevention in developing countries where the growing problem is greatest.
Nicaraguan teens kill themselves at twice the rate of anywhere else in Latin America
Some see the suicide rate as a product of the turbulence of Nicaragua’s modern history, including earthquakes, hurricanes and civil conflict.
South America’s soccer federation at heart of FIFA scandal somehow has diplomatic immunity
It always seemed a little odd that the organization was based in Paraguay, a small hard-to-get-to South American country.
10 transgender icons around the world who should be as famous as Caitlyn Jenner
All over the planet and in all sorts of fields, transgender women and men have earned their places in the limelight.
It’s not just the World Cup: FIFA’s other corruption scandal adds up to $100 million
US prosecutors outline a big scam in the Copa America, South America’s top soccer tournament.
These are a few of FIFA's biggest fish now under indictment
Some of the world's leading soccer executives now have to fight extradition to the United States.
Survival of pink iguanas in question as Galapagos volcano erupts
Park officials hope the endangered species' habitat remains outside the flow of lava.
Gay marriage around the world
Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change.
China’s premier is visiting Latin America. This is what he’s after
Li Keqiang is inking huge deals and making nice in an area the US once regarded as its 'backyard.'
Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama
US-USA-TRADE:Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama
Nicaragua has the region's highest teen pregnancy rate. Many moms are OK with it
Young women are suffering from what one expert calls the Virgin Mary syndrome.
Earth needs a flag. How about this one?
You know, for when we colonize Mars and fight wars against aliens.
Meet the head-spinning b-boys and b-girls of Nicaragua
Hip-hop lives in this Central American town.
Paraguay says a 10-year-old rape victim shouldn't have an abortion
Outrageous? Yes. Unusual in Latin America? No.
Ecuador campaign urges Brad Pitt not to make oil movie
A group called Justice for Ecuador says the movie would 'spread lies and misinformation about the destruction caused by Chevron.'
This spinning globe tells you the chances of getting murdered in each country
And, yes, the US is the most dangerous Western democracy.
This US-backed Pacific trade deal could stop the poor from getting life-saving meds
The TPP will be the world’s largest ever trade agreement — and it's being negotiated behind closed doors.
Dust blanketed this Nicaraguan town, and children's health symptoms are just beginning
Locals are trying to sue the government for allegedly failing to protect their citizens from an environmental problem that should have been prevented.
Mexico City could be the next to ban Uber
The taxi app just can’t catch a break down in Latin America.
Q & A: How to end extreme poverty
Countess Albina du Boisrouvray is the founder of FXB International, a nonprofit that takes a human rights approach to ending extreme poverty.
Celebrating a first Mother's Day, knowing the inequality of maternal health firsthand
The GroundTruth Project's global health editor on Save the Children's new report about motherhood.
Vatican strategy promotes Pope Francis as catalyst on climate change
Francis will attend key gatherings ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
These activists are risking everything to save the environment
'They follow me. They threaten to kill me, to kidnap me, they threaten my family. That is what we face.'
Honduras is the most dangerous country for environmental activists: report
Across the globe, murders of environmental activists averaged more than two per week in 2014.
Ecuador is on its way to decriminalizing drug use
Not full-on legalization, but the country's congress is considering a bill that would replace jail time with fines, and view addicts as patients not criminals.
How the liberal American nuns prevailed over the Vatican old guard
Pope Francis has ended a controversial investigation into alleged misconduct by US sisters.
This campaign shows the real message of reggaeton music
Without a catchy beat, it's harder to tune out the misogynistic lyrics.