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.
America: Land of the free, home of the brave — and hungry
In 10 of America's states, 1 in 5 people can barely afford food.
Go home Secret Service agents, you're drunk
The US sent three Secret Service agents tasked with protecting President Obama home after their booze-fest in Amsterdam.
Guatemala City fire razes 500 shops in 'La Terminal' market
Firefighters nearly helpless to control blaze that ripped through wood and plastic shops in Guatemala City's main square, La Terminal.
Here are the cheapest and most expensive places in the world to get your vice on
Where's the cheapest place in the world to buy weed? Who's got the most over-priced cigarettes? Where can I get a beer for a dollar? We attempted to answer these questions and more with this breakdown of things that are bad for us.
Uruguay agrees to receive five Guantanamo detainees
Uruguay said Thursday it had agreed to receive five prisoners of as yet undisclosed nationalities from the US war on terror prison camp in Guantanamo Bay.
Meet the 66 million-year-old 'chicken from hell'
The 5-foot-tall feathered dinosaur is the largest known member of the legendary 'egg-thief' dinosaurs.
Putin aide Vladislav Surkov too busy bumping Tupac to care about US sanctions against Russia
What’s the Russian word for “baller”?
Exclusive: Uruguay may import marijuana from Canada
While it waits for weed to grow, the South American country could turn to Canadian pot producers to kickstart its newly legalized marijuana industry, top lawmakers — including the first lady — tell GlobalPost.
Former Guatemalan president admits taking $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwan
Knowing the funds were illegal, he said he agreed with others to deposit it into bank accounts in Miami and Washington to conceal the source.
In space, no one can hear you scream over Ukraine
What Russia-US tensions mean for astronauts at the International Space Station.
How rocky US-Malaysia relations may be impacting the search for Flight 370
Malaysian authorities have been reluctant to accept large-scale American assistance. That might be down to history.
In good years, snowy owls build nests out of dead lemmings
'They will eat pretty much anything they can jam down their throats.' Including dolphins.
Would a cheese by any other name taste as good? 10 foods that can’t be called anything else… by law
European negotiators say you can only buy Parmesan in Parma, Cheddar in England and Brie in France.
At least 2 people were killed in the building explosion in East Harlem
At least 16 others were injured, four seriously.
Those times the CIA used American spies to spy on Americans
Accusations that the Central Intelligence Agency overstepped its bounds and spied on Americans are as old as the agency itself.
Obama goes 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis (and it's hilarious)
Zingers abound in this amazing appearance on the comedian's notoriously awkward talk show.
This river otter attacked a Florida alligator and ate it alive
First snakes, now otters. When will the croco-gator buffet end?
Ex-rebel's lead in El Salvador poll 'irreversible'
The election authority has not yet formally declared Salvador Sanchez Ceren the winner, saying it needs to review challenges to some ballots and was waiting for the final vote count.
7 of the world's worst cruise ship disasters
Otherwise known as, a list of reasons why that cabin in the woods doesn't sound so bad after all.
Would he do it all again? Speaking at SXSW, Snowden says 'absolutely'
'I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution,' said NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. 'And I saw the Constitution was being violated on a massive scale.'
Say cheese! Former Latin American presidents partake in selfie craze
Ellen DeGeneres has competition. (Not really.)
The State Department channeled its inner Letterman with this Top 10 Russian lies about Ukraine list
It's no 'Top 10 items sold at Radio Shack,' but it's a good try.
These photos show just how divided Venezuela is right now
Hugo Chavez's would-be successor Nicolas Maduro struggles to contain violent protests as the country marks the first anniversary of Chavez's death.
This is what Toronto Mayor Rob Ford plans to do next
On the off-chance Rob Ford doesn't get re-elected this fall, here's what he plans to do.
What's the better party? Mardi Gras or Carnival?
Hundreds of thousands of revelers cast inhibitions aside for the biggest parties on Earth.
Fresh Venezuela protests erupt in Caracas streets after violent clashes
Anti-government protesters march in Caracas, calling for the release of dozens of activists who have been arrested during three weeks of violent demonstrations in Venezuela.