In a Latin American country hard hit by COVID-19, an agricultural collective is stepping in to help where government won't, mounting an astonishing national pandemic response.
The lockdown may be a greater worry than the disease itself.
Dead bodies left at home and in streets. Quarantined people facing hunger. Political turmoil. Ecuador's coronavirus outbreak is a grim forecast of what may await poorer countries when COVID-19 hits.
Jair Bolsonaro has ignored and openly challenged the advice of health authorities, sacked his health minister and tried to use the pandemic for political gain.
There are telling parallels between the current pandemic and those that decimated indigenous populations in the post-Columbian era in the Amazon.
If anyone can convince the Maduro government and the Venezuelan opposition to come together to fight COVID-19, it's the Pope. But the Church's power to negotiate an emergency deal is limited.
A nationally mandated quarantine isn't keeping Colombia's armed groups at home. Despite calls for a ceasefire, they are still killing activists, threatening humanitarian workers and seizing aid.
Ferdinand Magellan coined the fantasy-inspired term "Patagonians" to describe the indigenous peoples he met. It gave rise to the region's name.
Mennonites settled in Paraguay's arid Chaco forest a century ago, fleeing religious persecution. Their agricultural success is now driving deforestation, social change and rapid development.
Small business grants are supposed to help Colombia's disarmed FARC fighters start new lives as entrepreneurs. But interviews with 12 female ex-insurgents suggests the government plan may fail women.
After a bribery scandal that took down four presidents and led Congress to dissolve, some Peruvians are putting their faith in an austere religion called the Israelites of the New Universal Pact.
The predatory flatworm Obama nungara travelled in potted plants from Argentina to Europe, where it's distrupting soil ecosystems. Now, citizen-scientists are helping map their distribution.
As Chile's central mountain region warms, guanacos are wandering into trouble.
The age-old practice of priestly celibacy is now under fire, with the suggestion that the rules should be relaxed.
Negro Matapacos became famous in Chile in 2011 for joining student protests. His image has now popped up around the world.
All those democracy protests in South America may be having some unintended consequences.
Evo Morales is at least the ninth Bolivian president to by forced out of office by a mass uprising. But even in exile he remains by far the most popular politician in the country.
As protests raged across Chile last month, President Piñera repeatedly addressed the nation. Researchers fed his speeches into an AI system to assess the emotions behind his words.
Indigenous people, symbols and religious practices filled the halls of power in Bolivia during Evo Morales' 14-year tenure. Now a new conservative Christian leader seems to be erasing that legacy.
To quell weeks of protest over extreme inequality, Chile's president has agreed to rewrite the country's constitution, passed in 1980 under the deadly military regime of Augusto Pinochet.