To reach the highest rungs of power, a new study shows, it really helps if your dad was president.
The tailing dam collapse at the Brumadinho mine has shocked the world, but can we really be sure that 'never again' truly means never again?
The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
Recent pipeline explosions have brought the problem of Mexico's black market for oil into tragic relief.
Food and medical aid at Venezuela's borders could spark a revolution.
Cross border security is at serious risk. So are the lives of the people who live there.
Assertive politics is not enough.
Mexico's new president has reduced his own salary and demanded that all federal workers
– including lawmakers and judges – take a massive pay cut, too. That may be illegal.
Inflation is soaring, millions are fleeing – and two politicians are seeking to lead. It's an impossible choice for an impoverished people.
Venezuela is gripped by a struggle for power, and much of the rest of the world is leaning in. Just how did it find itself in this position?
Venezuela's military is an armed political actor with a gun to the head of a society that is urgently demanding a return to democracy.
Canada has been considered a human rights champion when it comes to accepting Syrian refugees. So why is it doing next to nothing for those fleeing Venezuela?
Other nations tolerated the erosion of liberal values in Venezuela for a long time before crisis hit.
The CICIG's investigators have highlighted corruption in the country – and its leaders don't like it.
Tungiasis, a disease caused by fleas, is neglected and needs action in sub-Saharan Africa.
Maduro, who was sworn in for his second term on Jan. 10, has rigged elections, jailed rivals and plunged Venezuela into crisis. But Trump's proposed 'military option' to remove him remains unpopular.
John of God, the Brazilian spiritual leader accused of sexual assault, exploited women with a network of people dependent on him for money and power.
Sovereign access to the Pacific would bring Bolivia significant economic benefits.
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals' struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.
2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.