The Amazon is on fire, and not only in Brazil. Since July, Bolivia has lost two million hectares of forest, pushing its government to call on the EU to step in.
Authorities are trying to persuade farmers to switch to harvesting cacao from coca, which is used to make cocaine. Peru is a major cacao exporter, but also the world's second largest producer of cocaine.
The cash will be used to primarily to pay for more firefighting planes. But experts told us that was not addressing the root cause of the problem.
In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child
Other folktales say that the town was plagued by attacks from the indigenous Guarani people, who resisted the settlers' occupation of the land.
Protecting the world’s remaining tropical forest cover from natural resource extraction is essential if the worst of climate change is to be avoided, and the rights of people who depend on those forests are to be respected.
Indigenous groups across Brazil protested Wednesday against a proposal to transfer Indigenous health services from the federal government to municipalities.
UK shares bleed in gloomy start to 2019
'Migrant' monarch butterflies arrive in Mexico for winter
Thousands of women took to the streets of the Bolivian capital La Paz on Sunday to take part in a run and demonstration against gender-based violence.
The "Bumblebee" character from the franchise "Transformers" and the flying house from the Pixar produced film "Up" were among the costumes in the skies.
You can leave the hustle and bustle of 21st century city life behind by following in the footsteps of the ancient Maya world
At least 10 people have died in Nicaragua during protests against controversial reform to the pension plans
Venezuela's president is criticised by neighbouring nations for his handling of the country's economic and political crisis.
Restrictions including travel bans and asset freezes have been issued as the country’s political and economic situation continues to crumble.
Thousands in Trujillo are still living in tents after El Nino-related floods destroyed thousands of homes and left many families homeless.
Thousands of Peruvians have protested against the pardon given by the president to former authoritarian president Fujimori, saying it amounts to treason
The opposition in Honduras has called for a run-off to be held if a full recount of votes in the disputed presidential elections is not held.
Annual tradition sees relics of relatives receive offerings.
The body of a Humpback whale that was saved over the weekend has turns up dead on a beach in Rio de Janeiro
Researchers have discovered 381 new species in the Amazon.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro seeks cross-border arrest of his fugitive ex-attorney general, Luisa Ortega
Brazilian president faces crucial ballot in parliament on whether he should stand trial on corruption charges
Britain is looking to deepen trade link post-brexit including with Brazil
A handful of former Latin American presidents arrived in Venezuela on Saturday (July 15) in anticipation of observing an opposition-organized
A close vote in Brazil's Superior Electoral Court finds Temer not guilty of receiving illegal campaign funds during 2014 presidential election