In one of the deadliest countries in the world, there's one business thriving — the coffin industry
As El Salvador faces a record wave of murders, the coffin-making business in the little town of Jucuapa is booming.
Puerto Rico will default today on $422 million in debt
Instead of paying its creditors, the cash-strapped island nation will fund public sector salaries, health and education budgets.
33 rescued lions flown from Peru to S. Africa
More than 30 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses were flown Friday to South Africa, in what campaigners called the largest-ever airlift of big cats.
Some drug cartels now make more money from gold than cocaine
Gangs in Peru and Colombia move from exporting illegal drugs to illegal gold.
Last thing Ecuador needed was a quake, after the collapse in oil prices
The drop in oil prices and a fall in non-petroleum exports has already cost OPEC's smallest member billions of dollars. Now it has to find $3 billion to rebuild devastated towns.
Ecuador quake survivors dig for kin with bare hands
More than 270 people were killed and over 2,000 injured when a 7.8-magnitude monster struck the Andean country's coastal region late Saturday.
After environmentalists’ murders, funders withdraw support for Honduras dam
Two of the three main financiers of large dam projects in Honduras have suspended that funding after two activists opposed to the projects were murdered.
Powerful Ecuador quake kills at least 77
At least 77 people were killed when a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, destroying buildings and sending terrified residents scrambling from their homes.
Hopes of finding Ecuador quake survivors fade as death toll nears 500
US-ECUADOR-QUAKE:Hopes of finding Ecuador quake survivors fade as death toll nears 500
A 1915 novel is now the blueprint for a real-life feminist utopia
Charlotte Perkins Gilman published her novella "Herland" 100 years ago. Now a group of pioneers want to make her feminist commune fantasy a reality.
Zika is spreading. Birth defects aren’t — yet
Colombia and Venezuela, proving grounds for the Zika crisis, so far show no signs of a microcephaly spike.
Here's what happens when women are punished for having abortions
Donald Trump said women should be punished for getting abortions. In El Salvador, they are.
This Guatemalan rapper thinks hip-hop can unite all women
Rebeca Lane gets inspiration from women who defy patriarchal norms, and her current tour is meant to help others do the same.
About one in three Latin Americans is enjoying pirated cable
The thing is, a lot of them don't even know it.
Mateo Kingman makes hip-hop from his roots in the Ecuadorean Amazon
Straight outta Ecuador.
Why Latin American leftists would love a President Trump
'What would most suit Latin America is that Trump wins, because his discourse is so dumb, so basic, that it will provoke a reaction,' Ecuador's president said.
Guatemala is on alert as Fuego volcano goes into new eruptive phase
Guatemalan authorities issued a warning Wednesday as the country's Fuego volcano, located near the capital, spewed ash into the air.
‘Spotlight’ abuse scandal didn’t end in Boston. In South America, it’s still unfolding
GlobalPost tracked down alleged predator priests who were reassigned in the Americas. Now, many have left their jobs.
Gene holds key to (no) grey hair
Dyeing one's hair may no longer be the only option for keeping grey at bay, scientists said Tuesday in announcing the discovery of a gene that makes hair lose its luster.
What happened to these detainees after Guantanamo wasn't pretty
The transition to a new way of life, a new language, and a new continent has not gone smoothly.
Is Bolivia a sign that Latin America's 'pink tide' is turning?
Bolivia's first indigenous president has been hugely popular, but the voters say his time is up. He's not the first leftist to lose power in the region recently.
The 2016 World Press Photo winners — in pictures
The topics range from the war in Syria to the illegal ivory trade in many parts of Africa.
Ecuador responds: We extend great protection to the environment, with respect for indigenous peoples
The Embassy of Ecuador to the US wrote this commentary in response to a GlobalPost story about a Huaorani community in the Amazon.
A timeline of Zika's origin and global spread
Have you lost track of how the virus became a threat? Here's a quick look at where it came from.
Pope Francis’ efforts to stop church child abuse are falling apart
And it's happening just as he visits Latin America, where the church has reassigned and protected pedophile priests for years.
These indigenous Amazonians are standing up to Ecuador’s oil invasion
In one of the most ecologically diverse corners of the planet, a small tribe is fending off oil corporations drilling their ancestral land.
This has to be the catchiest dancehall tune ever about a mosquito-borne virus
'Shout out to pregnant ladies!'
Experts investigate a Zika link to mysterious monkey deaths in Nicaragua
Dozens of howler monkeys have been found dead with no apparent injuries. 'I have never seen anything like it,' says one researcher.
There's a chance Venezuela's Zika outbreak is worse than Brazil's
That is the conclusion of doctors in Venezuela, where response to the virus has been hampered by a collapsing health system and poor data.
9 love letters to some of our favorite places on Earth
The world can be a dark, violent place. But there are still plenty of reasons to love it.
Zika just gave Americans another great reason to practice safe sex
Doctors have confirmed the first transmission on US soil, which is believed to have been caused by infected semen.