The country's Bolsa Familia program – which pays poor mothers to keep their children in school and follow healthcare rules – is reducing poverty.
It is bringing the technologies of tropical farming to other parts of Latin America, and to Africa and Asia.
A new Brazilian program, run by a private foundation, illustrates a new way of thinking about saving forests – that the economy drives conservation.
Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela push back on US operations.
A jet crash Tuesday in Mexico City killed the interior minister and former deputy attorney general.
Authorities released radar images Wednesday in a bid to show that the plane crash that killed two top drug war officials Tuesday night was an accident, not sabotage.
Starting Nov. 20, undocumented Cubans found in Mexico will face immediate deportation.
A unique adventure tourism site in New Brunswick is run entirely by students. But its founder is retiring.
But critics say the efforts amount to a dangerous step toward legalizing drugs.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suspended a trade deal with Bolivia last week for failure to rein in coca growing. Some 50,000 jobs could be lost.
Québec scholar Jean-Denis Gendron traces a 'relaxed, natural' accent to the time of Louis XIV.
The region is affected by global downturn, but more prepared this time thanks to greater foreign reserves and less external debt.
With oil prices down by half since July, the Venezuelan leader's largess may dry up.
More than 10,000 rebels continue to fight and some paramilitary groups have rearmed.
Justin Trudeau is a political neophyte, but also a focus of hope for a party that suffered a crushing defeat in elections this week.
Colombia's independent Historic Memory Group hopes that airing the country's grisly past can help end the decades-old war.
After the killing of her husband, Lucía Castro overcame her grief and now helps others tell their stories.
The family employs 1 in 12 New Brunswickers and commands massive influence in the province.
A new governmental report lists Brazil's land reform agency as the biggest culprit for illegal logging of Amazon rain forests.
Elizabeth May, the scrappy Green candidate, will make history by appearing in nationally televised debates Wednesday and Thursday nights.