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A longstanding territorial dispute could flare into open confrontation in South America.
Claudia Sheinbaum, the favorite to become Mexico’s first female president.
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Women represent half of Mexico’s Congress and hold key positions in politics and the judiciary. But the country is still dogged by high rates of femicide.
The idea of vacation spots that are a “paradise on earth” can sometimes overlook uncomfortable truths.
As detailed in a June 2023 event in Grenoble, France, business schools hold partial responsibility for the longstanding behaviour of multinational corporations (MNCs) in indigenous territories.
Migrants heading north arrive in Panama on Oct. 6, 2023, after walking across the 100-kilometre stretch of treacherous jungle shared by Colombia and Panama known as the Darien Gap.
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Migrants who cross the treacherous Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia often experience violence and abuse, extortion or detention by migration authorities.
An Amazon poison frog (Ranitomeya amazonica).
New research looks at how different species have managed to cross geographic barriers throughout history and whether their individual traits played a crucial role in these journeys.
The hand that wields the chain saw looks set to carry the crown.
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Argentinians will vote in a new president on Oct. 22, 2023. But the front-runner’s plans to slash health funding might find resistance.
The resounding ‘yes’ vote in a referendum on halting oil extraction in the Yasuní, an area of vital ecological importance, is a huge victory for Ecuador.
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The decision of the people of Ecuador to halt oil extraction in the Yasuní is a trend-setting precedent of global importance and a victory that Canadians should build upon.
Veronica Sarauz, widow of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, speaks during a press conference after his assassination on August 9.
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Ecuador’s murder rate has shot up in recent years and now a presidential candidate has been assassinated.
Machu Picchu is now an iconic tourist destination in Peru – but it was once a royal palace that pulled people from all corners of the Inca empire.
Lithium, essential for EV batteries, could be South America’s white gold.
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China is a major investor in Latin America’s renewable energy and critical minerals like lithium, but countries like Chile are also taking steps to secure their own clean energy future.
Deforestation in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (2021). Photo courtesy of Overview.
Surging deforestation in Bolivia means the country now ranks as one of the highest carbon emitters in the world.
Astrud Gilberto backstage at New York City’s Birdland Jazz Club in 1964.
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During the only major performance she gave in her home country, Gilberto was booed.
Is Lula pursuing divisiveness or diplomatic pragmatism on the world stage?
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Lula’s courting of – or by – China and Western powers has confounded critics. But in reality, it is a continuation of the foreign policy he pursued during his earlier term in power.
Amazon rainforest, Brazil: a Yaulapiti man rides a motorcycle.
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It’s quite common to see whole Indigenous families on bikes – including pets and tiny children.
A salt pyramid in Uyuni, Bolivia. The rainy season produces a mirror effect in the salt flat.
Mario Orospe Hernandez
Lithium extraction in Bolivia poses more than environmental questions: It illustrates how notions about ‘raw materials’ can be at odds with Indigenous relations with the land.
The Drake Passage, seen from Antarctica, is one of the most turbulent ocean regions on Earth.
Working with underwater robots, scientists show how deep sea mountains and fast currents between Antarctica and South America play a crucial role in stabilizing the climate.
Brazil’s president Lula met with US president Joe Biden in February 2023.
Brazil’s new leader is treading a fine line between China and the US in his foreign policy.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva receives the presidential sash from Aline Sousa, a 33-year-old collector of recyclable materials.
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Collectors of recyclable materials are omnipresent in developing countries such as Brazil, and their work has long been a critical part of waste management, disposal, and recycling.
A movement on the march.
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Thousands of demonstrators have descended on Lima amid violent clashes with police. The protest movement could be taking cues from earlier mobilizations in neighboring Bolivia.
Held aloft as the embodiment of the beautiful game.
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The Brazilian soccer great died on Dec. 29, 2022, at the age of 82. His record as a goal-scorer – and the delight he gave millions – means he will go down as one of the greatest.