A new label launched in the US and Colombia this week will certify products that were made without forced labor or trafficking victims.
The idea that Colombia and Mexico face similar drug wars has shaped US policy there for years. But differences - from geography to the state's ability to respond - call for a different approach.
President Santos has fostered a strong economy, but his lagging popularity can be tied to national protests in the farming sector and drawn-out peace talks with FARC rebels.
Colombia’s government is making a big show of prosecuting US coal producer Drummond for a series of environmental blunders. Why?
Unleashing soldiers across Latin America may seem like an incongruity in a region that suffered from decades of military dictatorships and wars, but with drug-related violence on the rise, some nations say there's no other option.
Organized crime is adaptable and profit-driven, and in 2014, that could mean moving beyond Mexico and Colombia to a more diverse set of nations.