Countries across the Americas are tweaking their census to better understand their population, allowing them to create more responsive policies. The US still has a ways to go.
Illegal roads have brought deforestation, fire and other environmental damage to the Amazon. The results of the 2022 presidential runoff could have a major impact for the future.
For the commitment to democracy to regain strength across the Americas, citizens need to become more confident in the integrity of their elections and their elected officials.
Dietary guidelines can do a better job clarifying the differences between beneficial and harmful forms of processing.
The country moved quickly to contain the virus, but its health system struggled to look after those who got sick.
Castillo is a farmer and teacher who has never held national office. Peru is a nation in political turmoil, with the world’s worst COVID-19 death rate. Can this unlikely leader lead it through crisis?
We need to guarantee that the benefits of sciences are shared between scientists and the general public, without restriction. Peru and Brazil are leading the way.
Using remnants of fossilized trees, scientists and an artist figured out what the forest looked like long before humans existed.
Deep ocean trenches are home to extraordinary biodiversity waiting to be discovered.
NASA satellite images reveal the extent of gold-mining in Peru. This information can be used to shut down illegal mining and prevent environmental destruction and contamination.
Local, flexible buyers and networks helped support small-scale seafood supply chains coping with COVID-19 disruptions.
A vaccination queue-jumping scandal in Peru has caused a massive uproar in the South American country. It could also be a wake-up call for all nations.
Anthropologists believed that before the implementation of agriculture, men hunted and women gathered, but new evidence suggests that this might not have been the case.
Forced sterilization of Indigenous women was a covert part of ‘family planning’ under Fujimori. Over 200,000 Peruvians underwent tubal ligations between 1996 and 2001 – many without their consent.
Coca is illegal – and there are harsh penalties for cultivating it. But farmers whose families face poverty say they have no choice.
Guano helped humans farm the world’s driest desert, new research finds.
Llama toys, therapy lamas, petting zoo llamas: llamas are hot in the US, surpassing unicorns in popularity, but their relationship with South American people stretches over 7,000 years.
The undermining of democracy across the Americas, especially in the U.S. and Peru, has been occurring via attempts to use laws solely for political gain.
After becoming Peru’s third president in six days, Francisco Sagasti must both lead the country into elections and build a better democracy. It’s a test Peruvian leaders largely failed 20 years ago.
Peru is the latest in a chain of Latin American countries where a leader has been removed via a ‘parliamentary coup’.