December 8, 2014 /
Noting that climate experts predict that 2014 will become the hottest year on record, Bianca Jagger warned: “Time is running out. Inaction will lead to severe and irreversible damage.”
November 17, 2014
Colombia’s fast growing palm oil industry has been a boon to its economy. But behind it is a fight for land as farmers backed by paramilitaries push into indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.
October 20, 2014 /
Older adults in Peru carry a disproportionate burden of disease yet they are least likely to receive appropriate quality care.
October 14, 2014
More than half of Bolivian women have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner, and the criminal justice system is often unresponsive to their plight.
October 14, 2014 /
Christian Science Monitor
Two political scandals swept headlines in Bolivia recently, giving rise to protests and a campaign to publicize past misogynistic comments or policies by political candidates.
October 6, 2014
Uruguayan President José Mujica, who lives in penury and drives a battered VW Beetle to better understand his country's poor, may be the most beloved president in the world. Does he deserve the hype?
October 3, 2014
As many as 10,000 dolphins are slaughtered off the coast of Peru each year solely for shark bait. Correspondent Jim Wickens reports on this illegal practice in an original undercover investigation.
October 3, 2014
A panel discussion on U.S. drug policy with Hamilton Morris, Kathleen Frydl, and César Gaviria, the former president of Colombia. Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and n+1.
August 29, 2014
Steve Sapienza discusses his reporting on the health hazards and social pressures associated with small-scale gold mining in Peru, in an interview for Mining-Technology.
August 28, 2014
Peru, along with the rest of Latin America, is experiencing one of the fastest demographic shifts in the world. Older people over 60 will outnumber children under 14 by 2040. Is the country ready?