October 10, 2012 /
Paul Salopek
Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.
July 24, 2016 / The Washington Post
Simeon Tegel
Despite losing a referendum over his possible reelection, Bolivia's President Evo Morales appears intent on hanging on to power while his government threatens journalists.
July 22, 2016 /
Simeon Tegel
Simeon Tegel travels to Paraguay and Bolivia to report on the war on drugs in South America.
Darién Gap
July 19, 2016
Jason Motlagh
In their bid to reach the United States, a growing number of migrants fleeing poverty and conflicts at home are braving the treacherous Darién Gap. Many never emerge.
Carlos Parra, aka Paris Galán, Bolivia's best-known drag queen, in downtown La Paz
July 17, 2016 / The Washington Post
Simeon Tegel
Bolivia has passed a cutting edge gender identity law to meet the needs of its trans citizens. But President Evo Morales is still making homophobic and misogynistic public statements.
NewsHour Still
July 15, 2016 / PBS NewsHour
Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico
In Venezuela, falling oil prices have crippled late President Hugo Chavez's social and economic programs.
Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico, Venezuela
July 14, 2016
Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico
With food shortages, collapsing health care, spiraling violence, political chaos and an economy in free-fall, Venezuelans of all types are living out the slow collapse of their country.
Burning drugs
July 12, 2016 / VICE News
Simeon Tegel
Paraguay is the largest marijuana producing nation in South America, and it's government is fighting an old school war to stop the cultivation, sparking corruption and human rights abuses.
June 13, 2016
Simeon Tegel
US-led prohibition has exacted a high toll in Latin America. This project explores the impacts on communities in Bolivia and Paraguay, whose principal cash crops are coca and cannabis respectively.
June 13, 2016 / Yale Environment 360
Dan Grossman
A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest.
Courtesy Daniel Grossman
June 13, 2016 / The Fern
Dan Grossman
Philip Fearnside, a biologist who studies the relationship between human activities, such as agriculture, and the protection of tropical forests, says that soy production threatens the Amazon forest.
June 13, 2016 / The Washington Post
Simeon Tegel
Paraguay is the last bastion in Latin America for a colonial-era form of child labor. Affluent Paraguayans "adopt" poor youngsters to do domestic work for them. But that may soon change.
June 6, 2016
Claire Provost, Matt Kennard
Claire Provost and Matt Kennard discuss their six-month exploration of the transfer of territory around the globe from the state to corporations for the past six months.