Opioid crisis: What can be done?

Nearly 2 million people abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids, and more than half a million abuse or are dependent on heroin—statistics that have skyrocketed over the past decade.

The China mirage in Latin America

China would be interested in investing in Latin American oil and energy sectors, while Latin America could invest in innovative technology and foreign direct investment.

New peace deal in Colombia

The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have announced a new peace agreement, six weeks after the original deal was rejected in a popular vote.

City of Women built by displaced Colombian women

The neighborhood was founded and built entirely by women fleeing Colombia’s violence. And while men do live here, it’s the women who hold the property titles, call the shots and keep the neighborhood thriving.

Bolivia's smart solution for coca production

Bolivia curbed coca production by moving away from violent crackdowns. Bolivia is the world’s third largest producer of cocaine, a drug manufactured from coca leaf – which is central to Andean culture.

Paraguay Polka lessons

The surprising success of a landlocked country. Its GDP grew by 6.2% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2016. It will expand by around 3% this year and next, forecasts the IMF.