Venezuela is in political, economic and humanitarian crisis. With its massive oil reserves, it used to be among the world’s wealthiest countries, but its economy has since collapsed. For residents opposed to the socialist regime of President Nicolas Maduro, the…
By Marcia Biggs, Frank Carlson
Aides to President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser say she plans to visit Paraguay and Argentina to promote her Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
On the Champs-Elysees fittingly bathed in the yellow of a golden dusk, a Tour de France for the ages crowned a champion of an unusually young age on Sunday: 22-year-old Egan Bernal, South America's first winner of cycling's greatest race.
By John Leicester, Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with leaders in Paraguay and Peru on Saturday as part of a tour of four South American countries. Hari Sreenivasan spoke to Chris Sabatini of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and…
By PBS NewsHour
In Brazil, the temptation to clear more Amazon rainforest to meet the demand for meat and soybeans is huge. But deforestation could drive the world toward a climate change tipping point. Can Amazon residents balance conservation and economic potential? Special…
Water For People, a Denver-based nonprofit, is helping communities in Bolivia and other countries get drinking water and sanitation services for everybody.
By Larisa Epatko
Ecuadorians faced more aftershocks this week as they continued to comb through the rubble caused by Saturday’s deadly earthquake. “The situation is just terrible,” said an aid worker helping survivors.
The World Health Organization offered a powerful new warning about the rapid spread of the Zika virus, which apparently causes birth defects such as microcephaly and neurological problems. Officials estimate that there could be 3 to 4 million cases in…
By Larisa Epatko
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness predominately in Central and South America, but outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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