Guantanamo ex-inmates are 'free men' in Uruguay, defense minister says
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has said the men — four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian — can leave Uruguay whenever they want.
Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay
Uruguay's leftist leader made the 'humanitarian' gesture to help Obama fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.
Latin America's posting its worst economic growth in 5 years, but it's not all bad news (CHARTS)
Some of the region's economies are still cranking, and overall the numbers will get better in 2015, a UN commission says.
This map shows you the countries where AIDS is the deadliest infectious disease
We mark World AIDS Day by highlighting the places where the disease is still a major killer.
After Obama's immigration speech, a gringo abroad suddenly feels popular
Opinion: Can the United States win hearts and minds by simply not deporting them?
These charts show Miss Honduras is now a data point in her nation’s horrific homicide statistics
The fatal shooting of the beauty queen and her sister highlights how the ultra-violent Central American nation has the highest murder rate in the world.
US attends Ebola meeting in Cuba
Cuba is preparing to train health professionals from around the Americas for treating the disease, Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales said.
GlobalPost series Myanmar Emerges wins World Media Summit journalism award
GlobalPost CEO and Founder Philip S. Balboni: ‘We are deeply honored.’
Uruguay's presidential candidate wants to roll back landmark pot law
Uruguay passed the marijuana law in December, but leftist incumbent President Jose Mujica has struggled to roll out the reform, which other Latin American states have followed closely.
This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live
'Tuberculosis' and 'AIDS' aren't trending on Twitter, but they probably should be.
Latin American and Caribbean countries to launch Ebola action plan
The leftist regional bloc ALBA also adopted a 23-point response to the outbreak, which has not spread to Latin America.
This Nazi statue is giving Uruguay a splitting headache
Should this giant bronze eagle and swastika be smelted or put on public display?
These maps reveal how long you probably have to live
If you are in Japan, you've got some time. Not so much if you live in Chad.
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.