The world’s governments are running out of time to conclude an effective international agreement on climate change by the end of next year, following a relatively fruitless round of UN-sponsored talks in Bonn last week.
Where once there were 15, now more than 1,000 giant tortoises lumber around Espanola, one of the Galapagos Islands.
Venezuela secured a seat on Thursday at the global table of high power, the United Nations Security Council, while Turkey, was resoundingly defeated.
The Peruvian government says it will investigate illegal logging along the Peru-Brazil border following the murder of four indigenous leaders.
Panama has inaugurated a museum designed by the world-renowned Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry - his first in Latin America.