A new type of stem cell therapy for MS seems effective, but the side effects can be catastrophic.
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.
Educating people about the dangers of sugary drinks has little impact on their consumption and taxing them is unpopular. Luckily, there is a third way.
They kill thousands of animals and people every year by spreading rabies. New research findings could solve the problem.
Trump Turnberry has reopened for business in south-west Scotland. Can you mix populist presidential ambition with a sport desperate to update its image?
It's not just energy-hungry pot farms: the ties between energy and drugs run deep. Can we develop a national drug policy drawing on the lessons of the domestic oil and gas boom?
Mexico City is suffering through an air quality crisis this spring, but institutional corruption is making the proposed solution – restricting car usage – ineffective.
The Republican frontrunner's anti-Mexican rants have shocked the US – but Mexicans have heard it all before.
All eyes have been on Mexico since they imposed a tax on sugary drinks – and now the data is in.
Was it a UFO? Was it a high-tech plane? Here's what lucky people really saw over Scotland on February 29.
As recently as 10 years ago, Mexico had a press freedom index on par with the United States. How did everything fall apart so quickly?
While bankers are still free to launder and hide dirty money, arresting one of the Cartel baddies won't change anything.
A recent study shows Donald Trump is out of date when he claims "people are pouring across our southern border".
With anti-corruption feeling at an all-time high, a populist comedian has swept to power in Guatemala, while Brazil's president is facing furious calls for impeachment.
Both Netflix's Narcos and the documentary Cartel Land fall into the trap of sensationalising violence and in doing so horribly simplify the story.
Recent events in Mexico's drug war could easily have been depicted in Don Winslow's twin novels The Power of the Dog and The Cartel. Drug war capitalism is, at times, stranger than fiction.
The awful combination of impunity, corruption and violence in which a group of Mexican students were abducted persists to this day.
'El Chapo's' jailbreak seemingly confirms American narratives that represent Mexico as a corrupt, sluggish and failing state. Overlooked is America's own role in the rise of powerful drug cartels.
As Mexico limbers up for a national poll, its neglected and corrupt institutions are unable to curb a terrible wave of violence.
The headlines about thousands of migrants losing their lives at sea are shocking. But as news consumers we hear little about the context pushing these people to leave their homes.