Pregnant teens take their own lives, raped children are denied abortions and women who suffer stillbirth are imprisoned for 30 years -- El Salvador's torturous anti-abortion regime must end.
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
The movie, about a trans woman's struggle for her rights, comes as Chile debates a long-awaited gender identity law.
Young parties are bringing new life to Chile's stale politics, finally ending the post-Pinochet period. As the presidential runoff approaches in December, the race for the presidency is now wide open.
The countries doing innovative deals with trading partners have one key difference with a post-Brexit UK.
After a fierce debate, one of the most restrictive reproductive laws in the world has been eased.
The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could do much more to tap their innovation potential
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
Fairtrade was set up to support small producers - but some feel it is now missing the mark.
Former president Ricardo Lagos, who is revered for standing up to the dictator Augusto Pinochet, says goodbye to public life.
Outsider Alejandro Guillier's sudden rise in the polls has invigorated Chilean politics and revived the hopes of progressives across the region.
The scene of Chile's proudest football triumphs is also a monument to some of its darkest days.
In Chile, the impact of mining and the lack of regulation of water markets have produced water scarcity conflict in local Indigenous communities.
Scientists from the developing world perceive current visa rules as a major impediment to professional travel. They miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
Antarctica hangs in the balance. Five cities have the chance of securing the future of this fragile continent.
Oscar nominated documentary The Look of Silence follows an optometrist whose brother was killed in Indonesia's 1965 massacre. But to understand the bigger picture, viewers should watch its prequels.
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?
The North Face pioneer wanted to protect the wilderness – so he bought it.
It's been a record year for Chile's wine industry. So what's its secret?
Earthquake monitoring can now detect a quake and warn people before it arrives.