Bolivia's interim president, Jeanine Añez, has promised to tackle drug trafficking. But it's complicated: coca cultivation is allowed for traditional purposes, and coca growers were key supporters of ousted president Evo Morales.
The Barón de Río Branco megaproject, conceived by Brazil's past military dictatorship and given the go-ahead by the current government, threatens the Brazilian jungle and its Indigenous inhabitants.
More migrants than ever are crossing the Colombia-Panama border to reach the U.S. Five days inside the Darién Gap, one of the most dangerous journeys in the world.
Jane de Oliveira set out to protect the world’s largest rainforest from the corporate interests that are burning it to the ground. Then the armed men showed up.
Brazilians who've migrated to the Amazon for economic prosperity rarely consider environmental preservation, whether in the early frontier period or in Bolsonaro’s era.
Ecuadorian indigenous groups hope innovation will reduce amount of oil taken from forest only to be brought back as pollution.
A Pulitzer Center fellow evades militias and government scrutiny to report on Venezuela’s incapacitated organ transplant system.
From Mato Grosso to Pará, how rural Brazil provides one of the food commodities China needs most.
Rubber tappers and Indigenous people resist the advance of forest devastation.
Take a look at the Chocóan Rainforest in Ecuador, an area that boasts great biodiversity but is now under threat.
Corinne Chin and Erika Schultz discuss the origins of their Pulitzer Center-supported story, "Disappearing Daughters."
A story with immense explanatory power touching on geopolitics, the rise of China and the power of Chinese consumers—and of course, climate change.
Chevron is accused of having dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic waste in Ecuador’s Amazonian rainforest, and local residents are determined to hold them accountable.
For the past two years, Bolivian President Evo Morales has shifted drug policy in Bolivia toward a program he calls "Coca Si, Cocaina No."
Argentina's economic crisis in the early 2000s threw tens of thousands out of work. For many, working for themselves as cartoneros, people who collect trash to sell to recycling centers, became the only option to put food on the table. But now the deteriorating trains used by cartoneros to...
Paraguay is the fastest growing soybean producer in the world bringing untold riches to a very poor and corrupt country. The bean fields stretch far into the distance, consuming the horizon with waves of green leaves and a stink like dead animals from toxic agro-chemicals.
Journalist Phillip Robertson and videographer Carlos Villalon investigate the controversies swirling around America's most important Latin American ally and what they mean for the people of Colombia.
Oil and gas finds are turning the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains and the adjacent Amazonian lowlands of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia into a hydrocarbon hotspot.
Andrew Cutraro and Guy Taylor uncloak the cult of personality surrounding the Bolivarian movement of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, and a policy of aggressive and orchestrated media relations.
In the thick green rainforest at the triple frontier of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, a Muslim Arab community stands accused — yet again — of complicity in international terrorism. So far, investigations have turned up empty, but the community is learning to live with a target on its back....