Environment & Climate

Hopes and Fears About Climate Change

Two dozen scientists, authors, and world and national figures answered two questions: What is your greatest worry about climate change? What gives you hope? Here are some of their answers,.....


Latin America’s Korean dream

ONCE again, Latin America has a growth problem. After a dozen golden years of economic expansion and falling poverty, the region is likely to grow by only around 1.5% this year.

Living / People

'Anti-Facebook,' Pro-Privacy Website Goes Viral

In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.


  • Better Together

    The Pacific Alliance is achieving significant results. Three years ago, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru decided to move toward deeper economic and commercial integration. The effort was based on our common belief that the free movement of people, goods, services and capital can help us achieve greater welfare and social inclusion for our citizens.

  • Fixing Climate Change Will Never Be Free

    Essentially, if developing countries stop selling artificially cheap gas, replace their coal plants with a combination of nuclear, solar and wind power, and get people to use gas or electricity for cooking and heating instead of wood, dung or coal, we can go a long way toward reducing total greenhouse-gas emissions.
  • Brazil's Lulapalooza Might Be Ending

    With Brazil's presidential race days away, a whiff of something new is in the air. If the pollsters are right, Dilma Rousseff, the once-favored incumbent and a protege of the legendary Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is in trouble, and along with her, a political dynasty.

Latam Media

Has Brazil's anti-inflation Real Plan worked?


Learning to Love Criticism

A study by the linguist and tech entrepreneur Kieran Snyder, done for Fortune.com, found two differences between workplace performance reviews given to men and women.

Corruption 'impoverishes and kills millions'

An estimated $1tn (£600bn) a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, according to campaigners.

Colombia head backs medical cannabis

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said he supports the legalisation of marijuana for medical use.

Stealth Censorship in Venezuela

It’s an odd feeling, being silenced. On the Fourth of July, I heard that El Universal, Venezuela’s century-old newspaper, and among the oldest in Latin America, had been sold to a recently.....

Southbound Travel

The gentle side of Pasto

The pilot swerved through the darkening storm clouds trying to find a patch of mountain and some visible tarmac in which to come to a screeching halt. Arrival in Pasto is never for the faint.....

A permanent vacation

Ever take a holiday that you wished would never end?  Imagine if you went on vacation and loved it so much you never came back, or decided to move there a few years down the road.

Why do people associate the Caribbean with paradise?

The islands of the Caribbean haven't always been described as "paradise". What does this tell us about both the region and the Eden of people's imagination, asks Carrie Gibson.

U.S. Travelers to Cuba Face Stricter Rules on Imports

Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would.....


Weights Before Cardio?

What is more effective for an hour of exercise — 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight lifting? Or vice versa ? Is there a science on which.....

Attachment To Cell Phones Could Be An Addiction

I’m taking a community college stats course right now through the UCLA extension program, and even though I’m only 29, I've found myself.....

This Pill Can Stop HIV

The drug that could end the HIV pandemic is already here. Branded Truvada, this pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prevents HIV infection by blocking.....

4 Easy, Proven Ways To Relieve Stress

Stressed out after a long day at work? You're not alone. More than 8 in 10 employed Americans are stressed out about their jobs, according to a.....

Identity / Culture

Club to name stadium after Pope

Argentine football club San Lorenzo has announced it will name its new stadium after Pope Francis.

Where Are the Brazilian Introverts?

According to CNN, there are no introverts in Brazil. “It’s a vivacious culture that can bring you out of your shell, help you unwind and have the best time of your life,” reads an article about.....

Second group of Amazonian Indians makes contact with outside world

A second group of Amazonian Indians who have never before had contact with the outside world have emerged near the border with Brazil and Peru, heightening fears that the uncontacted tribes are.....

A legend that lives on

Guatavita is a small green lake set in a crater in the hills north of Bogotá. The fact you need to climb up to this very circular body of water is somewhat strange: it doesn’t seem quite natural,.....

Latam Entertainment

Gustavo Cerati, a South Americam Star

Gustavo Cerati, the Argentine singer-songwriter who led Soda Stereo, one of the most popular and influential.....

Miley Cyrus gig banned in Dominican Republic over morals

It seems that her twerking has offended the government in the Dominican Republic because Miley Cyrus has been banned.....

Shakira hit song Loca 'broke copyright laws'

A hit song performed by Colombian pop star Shakira was indirectly copied from another songwriter's work, a federal.....