How did civilization emerge from small groups of hunter-gatherers? Some archaeologists focus on cooperation as the vital ingredient – and find evidence for it in the form of feast-related artifacts.
Indigenous communities lived in the Amazon for thousands of years without chopping down their forests.
Pioneering chefs from Bolivia to Brazil are stepping out of the kitchen and into public service. The 'social gastronomy' movement uses food to create jobs, prevent violence and boost economies.
We can't eradicate TB without also addressing poverty.
Promises to consult with indigenous groups are routinely ignored as Peru eyes up the natural resources found in its rainforests.
A neoliberal development plan threatens the biological and cultural integrity of Peru's Amazon rainforests.
Over half the calories humans eat today come from corn, wheat and rice. Raising a greater diversity of types of crops and animals (agrobiodiversity) makes diets healthier and farming more resilient.
The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies, unavoidably, on racism and colonial attitudes.
Remote mountain regions are closer to the climate problem than we think, particularly in the context of safeguarding essential ecosystem services such as safe and adequate water.
Women's involvement in armed conflict in Peru and Colombia has a deep impact on societies. But peace processes and political aftermath rarely recognise their role.
A new documentary examines indigenous activism in Peru – calling attention to the dark side of the country's economic boom.
Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
For too many adolescents in the world's poorest countries, life is like a cliff edge.
Peru is the latest country in Latin America where women are mobilising against violence.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, known as PPK, became president arguably because his citizens are fed up with corruption. Scandal-plagued Brazil offers a template for how he could tackle it.
They kill thousands of animals and people every year by spreading rabies. New research findings could solve the problem.
The scion of a despotic leader has been vanquished – but her party can still call the shots.
Peru's democracy has been relatively stable for most of the 21st century, but its elections are famously lurid and chaotic.
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?
In the 1990s, thousands of people in Peru were sterilised without their consent – but finally they now have a way to tell the world.