Some 5,000 Venezuelans flee the country’s violence, tyranny and hunger every day, creating an historic migration crisis that rivals Syria’s.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
Trump has called Venezuela a 'human tragedy' and threatened invasion while quietly deporting and denying asylum to Venezuelan refugees. His anti-socialist rhetoric may make for good midterm politics.
Black women in Brazil protest presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro, who is known for his disparaging remarks about women, on Sept. 29, 2018.
AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo
In Brazil, a record 1,237 black women will stand for office in Sunday's general election. As in the US, their campaigns reflect deep personal concern about rising racism and sexism in politics.
Three years into a protracted political and economic crisis, Venezuela has seen millions of migrants flee.
Up to 5,000 refugees flee hunger and chaos in Venezuela each day – a migrant crisis rivaling Syria's. Most arrive to poor South American border cities that are dangerously unprepared for the influx.
Loud and clear.
The US has meddled in Latin America so much that its influence there is viewed there with deep suspicion.
Pinochet in the car, 1982 celebrating the 8th anniversary of the coup. His dictatorship in Chile was both a step forwards for neoliberalism and a step back for democracy and human rights.
Forefather of contemporary neoliberalism or violent dictator – Pinochet's complicated legacy in Chile and the world.
EPA/Fernando Bizerra Jr.
A dejected public and a crowded, unpopular field of candidates make for an unhappy election.
Defiant: a demonstrator joins an anti-racism protest in São Paulo.
EPA/Fernando Bizerra Jr.
As Brazil's black women become more conspicuous and powerful, they are bullied and threatened in social media's modern-day pillory.
Ivan Duque, a peace process sceptic.
EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda
Post-conflict processes are often slowed down or even halted by fear. Can Colombia buck the trend?
A super blue blood moon is seen from Svalbard, Norway earlier this year.
The longest lunar eclipse this century, and other special features such as Mars looking spectacular will be seen.
Forest near Sarayaku, Ecuador.
What drives the emergence and disappearance of species? By modeling the fundamental processes of evolution and ecology on geographical scales, new research spotlights topography and climatic shifts.
Health workers and patients protesting at the Hospital Dr. Jose Maria Vargas in Caracas, Venezuela.
The impact of Venezuela's medical crisis is not gender-neutral.
The future of Colombia’s fragile peace process is now in doubt.
In the most peaceful election in their modern history, Colombians have elected as their next president a conservative who will renegotiate the country's fragile 2016 accord with the FARC guerrillas.
A deluge of information isn’t the way to win people over.
EPA/Christian Escobar Mora
The Colombian government has learned the hard way that simply explaining a complex deal to people won't win them over.
Unpopular authoritarian leaders like Nicolás Maduro depend on military backing to stay in power.
Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
Venezuela has freed 79 political prisoners in recent months, to global plaudits. But the hard-line regime has also charged 100 military officials with conspiracy. Does President Maduro fear overthrow?
Fewer than 20 countries worldwide have recognized the re-election of Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela’s president.
Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Maduro's landslide May 20 re-election marks the official death of democracy in Venezuela. Dozens of nations worldwide have declared the vote illegitimate, and the US imposed new sanctions.
Colombian soldiers at a concert tribute to the army.
As reports of crimes against humanity mount, Colombia's post-conflict justice system is still moving desperately slowly.
Despite his 20 percent approval rate, President Nicolas Maduro is almost assured a win in Venezuela’s May 20 election. The opposition says the vote is a “farce.”
REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
The Venezuelan opposition is asking people not to vote in the country's May 20 election, which they call a 'farce.' President Maduro regime has jailed or blacklisted most of his competitors.
With over a dozen candidates and an incarcerated front-runner, Brazil’s 2018 presidential election has political analysts shrugging their shoulders.
AP Photo/Leo Correa
Leftist former President Lula da Silva is the clear favorite in Brazil's 2018 presidential race, leading his closest rival — a firebrand conservative — by 15 points. The only problem: He's in jail.
Mario Abdo Benítez, or ‘Marito,’ as he’s known, is the son of the private secretary to Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner.
Paraguay's conservative president-elect Mario Abdo narrowly won the April 22 election. His father was the private secretary for dictator Alfredo Stroessner, who brutally ruled Paraguay for 35 years.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro walk with a sign reading ‘Marielle lives’.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.