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.
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.