Venezuelans worry more about food than crime

Finding basic products has become a reason for Venezuelans to get out of bed in the morning. They meticulously scan the different supermarkets and pharmacies where they may be able to buy one of the price-controlled products that are so scarce in Venezuela these days.

What's the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?

The Chinese chequebook

A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan. Latin America needs to be more hard-headed with its big new partner

Cuba’s currency conundrum

These are changing times for Cuba. Yet while much of the world focuses on its new relationship with the USA, a separate change that could prove to be more challenging and cumbersome is also taking place.

Infidelity Lurks in Your Genes

In general people disapprove of marital infidelity. Ninety-one percent of them find it morally wrong, more than the number that reject polygamy, human cloning or suicide, according to a 2013 Gallup poll.

Yes, we Cannes!

If you asked most people about the front-runners in movie making for the last 50 years, I very much doubt that they would mention Colombia. However, the recent Cannes film festivals have helped to highlight the progress being made in this country regarding movies.

8 Truths you need to know about Cancer

The statistics are staggering: 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that cancer will very likely affect each and every one of us at some point in our lives