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.
Teen motherhood is something that perpetuates poverty and puts girls' health and life at risk, according to a new UN Population Fund report released today.