In the midst of a financial crisis with inflation nearing 2,000 percent, Venezuelans are using bitcoin to pay for groceries, medical bills, even honeymoons. Unaffected by the economic crisis, bitcoins gives users an alternative to black market worthless government currency.
TPS provides short-term protection from deportation for people who can't return home because of national disasters, civil unrest, or health crises. Nicaraguans and Haitians lost protection this fall; Hondurans' and Salvadorans' status is under consideration.
In an effort to advance globalization and secure trading partners outside of North America, Canada considers a free trade agreement with China.
Salvadorans are worried about the effect of 200,000 people being deported by the Trump administration including an end of a major flow of cash into El Salvador and the separation of families.
Dams, canals, and reservoirs dating back 3,000 years ago are being revived by alpine herders in partnership with The Mountain Institute in order to more efficiently manage water for pastures and animals.
Khansa, an eight-month old critically endangered Bornean orangutan, shows off it's two front teeth, at the Singapore Zoo on Jan. 11, in Singapore. The Singapore Zoo is active with its breeding programs as part of its wildlife preservation efforts. This is the Zoo's 46th successful orangutan birth.
Colombia is one step closer to implementing transitional justice courts for FARC rebels convicted of war crimes after the Chamber of Representatives approved a bill regulating the process.
Since the peace deal between the government and FARC rebels in 2016, coffee growers have begun to return to their farmlands to cultivate the mild arabica bean that had been inaccessible to global markets during decades of fighting.
In reaction to anti-immigration sentiment in the US, some tech giants are setting up operations in Mexico, hoping to retain and attract foreign tech talent.
Pro-government candidates have won 17 of 22 races in which the outcomes were considered irreversible. It was a dramatic contrast to pre-election polls that projected widespread victories for the opposition party, which claims the results are fraudulent.
Pola Díaz Moffitt first pitched in to search-and-rescue efforts after Mexico City's 1985 earthquake, 32 years to the day before last month's temblor. She's been helping 'topos' groups find people trapped by disasters ever since.
Now that emergency efforts are well underway, architects and engineers are looking into the lax building codes and outdated structural designs were the cause of collapse for a majority of the buildings that were damaged during last month's quake.
As the nation searches for solutions to avoid future 'Car Wash' scandals, some critics worry this new fund could help politicians seeking re-election avoid persecution for corruption.