Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media
Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.
This artist claims to have stolen and burned $500 million in student loan documents
Art, stunt, or heroic act, a lot of students are hoping it works.
Move over, T-Rex: Scientists now claim this is the biggest dinosaur that ever roamed the Earth
A species of titanosaur, it weighed in at more than 170,000 pounds.
Wake up and smell the fungus in your coffee
'Coffee rust' is out to get your morning cup.
In a first, the US now sells more petro-goods to Mexico than it buys
For as far back as records go, Mexico had always exported more oil and petroleum products to the United States than it imported from its northern neighbor. This year, they're trading places.
Ecuador declares environmental emergency in the Galapagos Islands
The islands, famous for their unique flora and fauna studied by Charles Darwin, are under threat of damage by pollutants from a freighter ship that ran aground last week.
The 12 most 'Rob Ford' moments ever: A video timeline
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be in rehab, but the internet is forever.
It's official: 1 in 4 adults is anti-Semitic
A new survey measures prejudice toward Jews. There's a lot of it.
Honduran security forces tear-gas the ex-president out of congress
Honduras' Libertad y Refundacion party called for more protests Wednesday following the clash in congress.
13 startling facts from Amnesty's report on torture around the world
The word is rarely used in an official capacity, but Amnesty International says torture is used by authorities all over the world.
These are the 11 trends that are changing your world right now
In search of a grand theory of everything.
Archaeologists may have just found the wreck of Christopher Columbus' ship the Santa Maria
This could be the biggest discovery since, well, 1492.
Police in Brazil just released this list of disturbing safety tips ahead of the World Cup
Don't scream if you are robbed, is one suggestion. You may get killed.
How Russia arms America’s southern neighbors
Russia is now the largest weapons dealer to governments in Latin America.
A little-known Chinese tycoon is preparing to build a canal across Nicaragua
Yup, a rival to Panama’s canal. And he's breaking ground this year. Here are 7 things you should know.
Uruguay is struggling to make legal weed that can compete with the illegal stuff
Illicit high-grade Uruguayan marijuana is so copious the local press is calling it a ‘cannabis spring.’
Uruguay says legal marijuana will be good and cheap
Uruguayans will be able to buy up to 10 grams of marijuana a week at between $0.85 and $1 a gram, a low price designed to compete with black market cannabis.
Americans actually spend less on food than any other country on Earth
Food prices are going up in the United States. But they are still lower than anywhere else.
Uruguay’s pot-legalizing president goes to Washington
From ganja to Guantanamo, there's a stunning array of topics for Jose Mujica and Barack Obama to discuss.
UPS accidentally sent a drone to a college kid. And he took pictures.
"I guess this controls it. Did I just get a drone in the mail?"
Yes, those are Tibetan monks breakdancing to the Beastie Boys (VIDEO)
Complete with an old school boombox.
It doesn't really matter who wins Panama's close election
Whichever of the three contenders wins, he isn't likely to change the country's free-market policies very much.
News drones over El Salvador
Illegal in the US, newsgathering drones are taking off in Latin American media.
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.