December 1, 2012 It's Inauguration Day in Mexico. New President Enrique Pena Nieto inherits a country with a mixed record. Most of Mexico is embroiled in a deadly drug war, but also boasts an economy that is doing surprisingly well — thanks to the outgoing head of state, many say.
November 28, 2012 A newly issued Chinese passport featuring a map that lays claim to disputed territory with several neighboring countries is only the latest case of cartographic aggression. From Latin America to East Asia, maps have long played a central role in territorial tussles.
November 27, 2012 The pace of destruction of the Brazilian Amazon is at its lowest rate in more than two decades, says a new government report. According to data, 4,656 square kilometers of the rainforest were deforested in the 12 months through July 2012 — a 27 percent decrease from the previous year.
November 22, 2012 Colombian drug traffickers have a thing for exotic animals. But what happens when those traffickers are arrested and extradited? In southwestern Colombia, one women has created a refuge for hundreds of abused animals, many of them previously owned by traffickers.