Biden’s $4 billion plan to fight crime, corruption and poverty in Central America is massive. But aid can’t build viable democracies if ‘predatory elites’ won’t help their own people.
From getting schooling for their children through an app in the wrong language to trouble finding gloves and masks, refugees across the globe face different challenges in dealing with the coronavirus.
We asked some climate researchers what kept them hopeful in 2019.
Just because a beach is accessible, has restaurants, lounge chairs and vendors, and is near a resort, does not mean it’s safe.
Sloths love Cecropia trees. But a new study shows they may sometimes desert their favourite for other species.
Why use bullets when you have crayons?
Nearly 40 percent of voters in Costa Rica supported an anti-gay evangelical for president. Maybe progressive Costa Rica is more like its troubled neighboring countries than it once seemed.
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
There is hope for a different kind of bank – that serves the public and shareholder good.
The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could do much more to tap their innovation potential
The case of a 12-year-old Costa Rican girl, who was raped by her father and denied an abortion, is dividing a nation that prides itself on its human rights record.
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
Environmental sustainability has a role in increasing national well-being.
Sloths have been moving slowly for 64m years.
In the midst of a rapidly growing economy, research budget shortcomings threaten a young scientific community that struggles to stay afloat.
Divers at the famed Cocos site off Costa Rica record declines in a number of shark species – a sign that marine preserves are limited protection against illegal fishing.