Granting lucrative mining concessions to Chinese companies, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa says, “We cannot be beggars sitting on a bag of gold.”
At least 110,000 Syrians have so far fled to camps in Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
Climate change imperils sprawling Lima, already one of the world’s driest cities.
Evidence of climate change spreads across Ecuador's fourth highest summit, Antisana, with land and lakes emerging where glaciers previously masked the surface.
Rising waters threaten to wash away El Salvador's mangrove forests and the meager livelihoods of local inhabitants.
Mexico's worst recorded drought is destroying harvests—with no end in sight and few solutions for farmers.
Latin America now faces the challenge of coping with the potentially devastating impacts of climate change.
Fifteen thousand Haitians filed a suit against the United Nations demanding cholera reparations. Seven months later, the case still sits idle. What can they do now?
U.S. cuts $3 million in aid to Nicaragua, threatens $1.4 billion in loans over the next five years.
In Nicaragua, being a member of the ruling Sandinista party is a prerequisite for government work. Tens of thousands of fired employees are now petitioning for US Labor Department for help.
El Salvador's vicious gangs have called a cease-fire, enticed in part by conjugal visits for incarcerated leaders. Salvadorans are skeptical the peace will last.
As Sudan's army fights rebels in South Kordofan, an estimated 1 million civilians suffer daily from air strikes. The situation is becoming a humanitarian crisis to equal Darfur.