The nonprofit Chicas Poderosas (Powerful Girls) aims to create an atmosphere of possibility for women in newsrooms across Latin America as an essential way to 'change the conversation' and expand focus on such stories as femicide and poverty.
New rules allowing Mexican citizens to register to vote from abroad could reshape the country's electoral landscape.
Pope Francis faced an unusually high level of hostility on his visit to Chile with protestors burning at least 11 churches and leaving threatening pamphlets directed at the pope.
The most sacred temple in the Incan Empire came under Catholic control in the 16th century. The groups are appealing to Pope Francis, seen by many as sympathetic to the plight of indigenous people, for increased access the temple's ruins in Cuzco, Peru.
Tired of months of ineffectiveness, volunteers and workers are working to fix downed power lines in attempts to restore electricity for the 400,000 people still in the dark still since hurricane Maria. So far, power has been restored to 2,000 homes.
Former guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londoño's campaign is a historic step in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia's transition into a political party following the 2016 peace accord.
Brazil will use blockchain – the technology behind the bitcoin currency – to curtail fraud. The move comes on the heels of a four-year, high-level corruption investigation, but experts warn that this attempt will not be a silver-bullet fix.
In response to climate change and lack of access to international climate change funds, indigenous leaders are creating their own funds to finance adaption projects that guarantee food security to Costa Rica's indigenous communities.
Israeli scientists participate in an experiment simulating a mission to Mars, at the D-MARS Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station project of Israel's Space Agency, Ministry of Science, near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, Feb. 18.
Pope Francis apologized during a visit to Chile for the sexual abuse committed by Chilean pastors. The pope's visit has met with protests and skepticism over the church's credibility.
In a country stunted by recession and a Byzantine bureaucracy, small businesses suffer. Despite this, some Venezuelans have found a way to stay afloat: gourmet chocolate. The country's richness in cacao reserves has created a new economic lifeline for its people.
Salvadorans are worried about the effect of 200,000 people being deported by the Trump administration including an end of a major flow of cash into El Salvador and the separation of families.
Dams, canals, and reservoirs dating back 3,000 years ago are being revived by alpine herders in partnership with The Mountain Institute in order to more efficiently manage water for pastures and animals.
In the midst of a financial crisis with inflation nearing 2,000 percent, Venezuelans are using bitcoin to pay for groceries, medical bills, even honeymoons. Unaffected by the economic crisis, bitcoins gives users an alternative to black market worthless government currency.
TPS provides short-term protection from deportation for people who can't return home because of national disasters, civil unrest, or health crises. Nicaraguans and Haitians lost protection this fall; Hondurans' and Salvadorans' status is under consideration.