Panama votes this weekend in closest election since 1989 US invasion
Panama is a trading hub and its successful canal has helped fuel the fastest economic growth in Latin America in recent years.
Bolivia fires hundreds of soldiers after protest
The military acted after about 2,000 sergeants from all services protested alleged discrimination against indigenous members.
Bear gets head stuck in jar and bumps into Canadian police cruiser
Bears, they're just like us! Except hungrier and clumsier.
Sloths are made for hangin' (upside down)
Researchers say sloths have a unique abdominal design that prevent their lungs from being squished when they are inverted.
The next hotbed for medical marijuana research
Researching medicinal weed in the US is a real pain. Cue Uruguay.
Colombians want the world to stop misspelling their country's name. It's Colombia, NOT Columbia
Colombia is a country in South America. Columbia is a university in New York City. Sort it out. It's not that hard.
What's six times the size of Manhattan? Oh, just that iceberg floating our way
NASA has the pictures. We're working on the screenplay.
A record 35,660 runners are expected to cross the Boston Marathon's finish line
Despite the tragic bombing at last year's marathon, tightened security and eager runners fill Boston's streets to face the new challenge.
Most of the world still thinks you need god to have morals
More than half the countries surveyed by Pew say a belief in god is essential to morality. What part of the world do your views line up with?
Uruguay may treat drug-addicted prisoners with medical weed. Here's how that would work
While officials in Uruguay debate the possibility, we got curious how it would even work. Here's what we found.
This gorgeous flower carpet in Guatemala just set a Guinness World Record
The record was set in Guatemala City this week when municipal employees and volunteers came together to make a 6,061-foot-long carpet of flowers and sawdust.
These are the 6 deadliest places in the world to be an environmentalist
Since 2002, nearly 450 environmental activists have died in Brazil alone.
97 percent, 49 billion, and 3 other convincing climate change numbers
After a UN panel's latest report, GlobalPost looks at five key statistics on the science of global warming.
'Oh Hell Yes,' says Ottawa man about Blood Moon
'He was really into it,' said one neighbor.
Renowned Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is in 'very fragile' condition
His family's statement said that Gabo, as he is affectionately known, would continue recovering at home from a recent hospitalization.
The 6 most surprising ways the US government is spending your taxes
You paid $81.50 toward America's nuclear weapons last year.
Honduras, Venezuela have the world's highest murder rates
In the UN's latest report, the Americas overtook Africa as the region with most murders.
A woman in Brazil was robbed on live TV while giving an interview about robberies in Brazil (VIDEO)
The World Cup is going to be awesome.
Foreign and domestic media face restrictions amid Venezuela unrest
Safety of journalists and residents continues to be a challenge in the South American country.
These 6 countries make America's gender pay gap look embarrassing
The US isn't even close to paying women as fairly as these countries.
Can China's Baidu search engine censor results in America? Sure, says a US court
Because free speech.
Can Hollywood and a handful of journalists save the planet from climate change? Let's hope so
Years of Living Dangerously, a new documentary on Showtime, highlights the global problem of rising CO2 levels. GlobalPost speaks with Executive Producer David Gelber.
8.2-magnitude earthquake off Chile's coast triggers a tsunami
South and Central American Pacific coast villages were evacuating amid a tsunami alert.
What different countries view as their biggest threats (INFOGRAPHIC)
Most of the world views climate change as its biggest threat, except America.
8 scary (but very real) risks we all face if climate change goes unchecked
Global temperatures just 2 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels would carry 'considerable' risks, while temperatures 4 degrees higher would bring 'catastrophic' change
It's time to kick off the Street Child World Cup in Rio!
Ahead of this summer's premier football competition, Brazil hosts the Street Child World Cup. Featuring 230 players representing 19 countries, the tournament highlights the global problem of youth homelessness and poverty.
Think Uruguay’s president is fascinating? Meet his wife
Lucia Topolansky: Senator, ex-guerrilla, prison escapee, torture survivor, blonde-bombshell-turned-wild-haired, farm-living, hard-as-nails first lady.
Brazil is growing wary of Venezuela
Officials say Brazil's president is worried the Venezuelan government's repression of recent street protests may make the political crisis worse over time.
These are the 5 Guantanamo detainees who might be moving to Uruguay
Who are the Gitmo prisoners set for release? It's still unconfirmed, but when President Mujica mentioned their nationalities, he left little room for doubt.
US officials (and allies) are talking plenty of trash about Russia these days
We compiled the recent examples of high ranking officials talking smack about Russia. It ranges from low-grade mockery to — yep, Nazi comparisons.
BRICS are so last season. Here are 10 other emerging economies to watch
French credit firm Coface put its weight behind Philippines, Peru, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as world's brightest new economies to watch.