According to the United Nations, the world’s population could reach 10 billion by 2050.
The UN's new global population projections include some surprises – in particular, that the global population in 2100 will be 3% less than they projected in 2017.
How did military conflict fit into the end of a mighty civilization?
AP Photo/Moises Castillo
Grisly war trophies made from the heads of vanquished enemies certainly grab attention. But archaeologists are more interested in what they may tell about a tumultuous time of shifting political power.
A street vendor in Hanoi, Vietnam. Rather than being “helpless and hopeless”, many informal workers are self-reliant and ambitious.
The informal economy is often perceived negatively, yet recent research from developing and emerging countries indicate that the preconceptions that surround it are myths.
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez speaks to reporters outside the residency of the Spanish ambassador in Caracas, May 2, 2019.
REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Venezuela's most famous political prisoner, freed from house arrest by soldiers who turned against President Maduro, now faces arrest after leading an April 30 rebellion against Maduro's government.
Derby frontrunner Game Winner comes from a bloodline of Latin American racehorse excellence.
Gonzalo Anteliz Jr.
Many immigrants come to the United States chasing the 'American dream.' So do immigrant racehorses, who literally carry the hopes of their trainers and riders on their backs.
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López has been freed by his captors from house arrest and is backing a coup attempt against the Maduro government.
Venezuela is on the cusp of a coup, and a familiar face has emerged from house arrest to lead the charge against President Nicolás Maduro.
An unpopular new president: Just 34% of Brazilians approve of Bolsonaro’s administration after its first 100 days.
Bolsonaro was elected to bring Brazil a 'better future.' Instead, his first months in office have been marked by mismanagement, legislative gridlock and protest.
Riot police at an anti-government march in Managua, Nicaragua, Oct. 14, 2018.
A massive protest movement exploded across Nicaragua in April 2018, threatening to topple the country's authoritarian regime. What happened to Central America's 'tropical spring?'
Whenever writings were explicit, liberal or anti-Catholic, the Francoist censors crossed them out.
‘Laugh so you don’t cry’: Venezuelan students crack up as they stand near a damaged mural of Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 7, 2019.
AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
The rise of black comedy to explain Venezuela's chaos recalls an old saying in the crisis-stricken South American country: 'Laugh so you don't cry.'
Fresco depicting the healer María Sabina with her mushrooms.
Before being qualified as "magic", certain mushrooms were considered sacred by the ancient peoples of Mexico. We explore their history and relationship to Mesoamerican religion and medicine.
A supporter of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro shouts at journalists gathered in front of the Brazilian National Conference of Bishops in Brasilia, where the presidential candidate for the Workers’ Party (PT), Fernando Haddad, is holding a meeting with Catholic leaders, on October 11, 2018.
In a context of defiance against media, how can journalists recover the public's trust and their image of "truth tellers"? Brazil provides a few examples.
Inmates, members of MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs, wait upon arrival at the maximum security prison in Zacatecoluca, 65 kilometres east of San Salvador, on August 9, 2017.
Marvin RECINOS / AFP
Imaginaries of gangs as inherent forms of brutal anarchy promote particular political agendas and obscure the ways gangs can reveal the underlying dynamics of the contexts within which they emerge.
Worldwide, 1 in 10 presidents and prime ministers has relatives who were already in politics. Europe and Latin America, both democratic regions, have the highest proportion of leaders who come from political families.
To reach the highest rungs of power, a new study shows, it really helps if your dad was president.
The aftermath of the dam burst in Brumadinho.
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?
A billboard built by sex education advocates outside Mexico’s National Population Council office, in Mexico City, warns that ‘being a mother is not child’s play.’ (May 29, 2014)
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
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.
A soldier guards a fuel distribution centre in El Salto, Mexico.
Recent pipeline explosions have brought the problem of Mexico's black market for oil into tragic relief.
EPA-EFE/Ernesto Guzman Jr
Food and medical aid at Venezuela's borders could spark a revolution.
Crossing the river to Colombia.
Cross border security is at serious risk. So are the lives of the people who live there.
Nicolás Mauro supporters beneath a Hugo Chávez mural.
Assertive politics is not enough.