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.
22 weird facts about animal sex
Ah, the birds and the bees. Pandas and porcupines too! Oh my!
Germany's Nazi hunters are heading to Ecuador
Could there still be surviving war criminals hiding in the South American nation?
Obama, Castro poised for landmark talks
Hours after shaking hands, US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro head into historic talks in Panama on Saturday in their efforts to bury decades of animosity.
Confronting climate change face to face in Antarctica
For reporter Caitlin McNally, a melting iceberg brings home the repercussions of a warming planet, from Antarctica to New Orleans.
Antarctica's past offers a cautionary tale for future energy production
In tracing the history of the whaling industry on Deception Island, Caitlin McNally finds Antarctica is no stranger to exploitation.
The future of religion around the world, in one chart
A new report by Pew Research shows us what religious affiliations will look like in 2050.
Latin America divided between oil and green energy
Latin America spends billions of dollars subsidizing fossil fuels each year, but also has some of the world's largest renewable power programs, highlighting the energy-hungry region's divisions as it charts its future.
The importance of bringing decision makers to Antarctica
Reporter Caitlin McNally traverses the icy terrain with corporate and government leaders.
The things I carry (to Antarctica)
Reporter Caitlin McNally prepares to arrive in an alien world of ice and snow.
Why Latin American governments don’t want to fight with Caracas
Critics accuse regional governments of failing to stand up to the Maduro administration over its repression and alleged human rights abuses.
Mexico busts another drug kingpin. This time it's Omar Trevino, leader of the Zetas cartel
His arrest came just days after the capture of Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug gang, who was the most wanted capo still at large in Mexico.
5 edible Latin American bugs
With the UN promoting insects as a new sustainable food, GlobalPost looks at five Latin American creepy-crawlies that locals just love to eat.
Obama says world needs to address the problems that fuel terrorism
In counterterrorism speech, the American president said extremism builds when millions are left impoverished.
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John Oliver thinks Ecuador's Rafael Correa is a little thin-skinned
'It's not so much that your jokes are known worldwide as that you are increasingly becoming known worldwide as a joke.'
In Uruguay, pot could cost more for pain relief than for pleasure
Medical marijuana needs to be of a higher grade and priced accordingly, Uruguayan drug authorities say. But, as always, the details are fuzzy.
There's an alternate universe where the Seahawks won the Super Bowl
At least someone will be wearing those 'back to back champs' T-shirts.
This hero of the poor was shot giving Mass. Now he's on the path to sainthood
It is hard to imagine a more dramatic tale of martyrdom.
The Israeli prime minister's trip to Washington is making lots of people angry
Benjamin Netanyahu will address the US Congress this week in an apparent bid to derail an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.
Democrats say billionaire Koch brothers launch 2016 'electoral arms race'
Conservative billionaire Koch brothers said their political network will aim to raise $900 million to spend during the 2016 campaign cycle.
These are the world’s deadliest cities
A new report ranks the 50 most violent cities on the planet. Here's why Latin America crowds the list.
7 natural wonders that humans could destroy within a generation
Unless things change, say goodbye to the Great Barrier Reef.
Is Ecuador’s ‘anti-imperialist’ president using US copyright law to censor online critics?
That's what rights groups accuse him of, after dubious complaints have prompted Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to take down posts criticizing Rafael Correa’s government.
These are the countries with the fastest broadband
Spoiler alert: The US isn't on this list.
Mexican teachers take over buildings to continue protest over disappearances
Their protests were related to the disappearance of 43 students more than three months ago.
Uruguay’s year in weed: 3 big successes, 3 burning questions
Wasn't Uruguay supposed to become a marijuana mecca of the south? Here's why that hasn't happened, just yet.
In some U.S. churches, you can now take communion gluten-free
They're responding to the increasing prevalence of people with gluten intolerance.
Protests as Nicaragua launches controversial canal
A Chinese company began working on the ambitious $50 billion canal on Monday.