Fernando Villavicencio was killed as he left a campaign event, as cartel-related violence explodes in once-peaceful Ecuador.
A group of environmental hacktivists are targeting mining and oil companies in Central and South America, leaking their internal emails.
The 'Ndrangheta helped build the port of Gioia Tauro in the 1990s. An organised crime expert tells VICE World News it's the beating heart of the world's most influential mafia group.
There could be upwards of 73,000 tree species on Earth, according to a huge new study of forest biodiversity.
A pre-dawn raid evicted Rio de Janeiro’s poorest from abandoned land in the middle of a raging pandemic.
A 60-mile route through the jungle connecting Colombia and Panama is a perilous trek.
Bolivia has returned “irregular” credit to the institution, and Argentina has launched a criminal investigation into a massive 2018 loan.
Repression against supporters of the original revolution is growing.
ExxonMobil is losing money for the first time in decades. The company's strategy to turn things around: exploit oil in Guyana, one of South America's poorest countries, accelerating the climate emergency there.
The infant skeletons date back 2,100 years and were wearing the skulls of children, which likely still had flesh on them at the time of burial.