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New threat to Colombia peace talks as ELN claims bombing

Clouds gathered Monday over peace talks aimed at ending Colombia's half-century conflict after the ELN rebels claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a bullring in Bogota.

World’s one billion migrants need health services

One in every 7 people are migrants today but health systems haven’t been able to adapt and give them access to health services.

The costs of Latin American crime

Many governments are failing in their most basic task. A casual scan of newspapers in Latin America and the Caribbean in any week reveals a grave problem: violent crime has become an epidemic.

Colombia prosecutors seize $98M in FARC assets

Colombian authorities seized $98 million worth of assets belonging to the demobilizing FARC rebel group, the country’s chief prosecutor said

A Latino, ex-Obama Labor secretary elected chairman of the Democrats

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Saturday was elected chairman of the United States Democratic National Committee

Four things scientists can do to stay relevant

Obama’s former science advisor, John Holdren, says these things can help them remain relevant under a president who resists facts.

Reliving 1917’s Russia

Project 1917 is an initiative that recreates history in the form of a social network.

This laundry bag can help stop microfiber pollution

Two Germans created a bad to prevent microfibers ending up in oceans.

Reversing man-made eco harm

These inventions use human technology for the benefit of other animals.  

Ecuador will hold run-off poll to choose new president

Ecuador's presidential election is set for a second round on 2 April, the electoral commission has announced.

Countdown begins for Raúl Castro’s retirement next year

A year from now — on February 24 — something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency.

Protests over Morales expose divisions among Bolivians

Some fear Evo Morales will try to seek a fourth, unconstitutional presidential term in 2019, after a referendum on changing the constitution to enable President Evo Morales to seek a fourth re-election, where the "No" vote won by a small margin

Colombia rebels to start disarmament

Colombia's FARC rebels should have all their weapons turned over by June after almost 7000 of them reached demobilisation zones across the country.

Comedy to stand up against Trump

From SNL to John Oliver comedians in the US are using their shows to criticize the government. 

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