According to one study, 97 percent of women of reproductive age in Latin America live in countries with restrictive abortion laws.
People cross through the low waters of the Táchira River after the closure of a border bridge on February 27th, 2019, in Cúcuta, Colombia.
Trucks loaded with humanitarian aid for Venezuela arrive in Cucuta, Colombia, a city on the Venezuelan border, on February 7th, 2018.
Scientists have developed an open-source artificial intelligence algorithm for acoustic identification of bat species that could help save them from the threat of wind farms.
This has led to over-hunting and persecution by cattle ranchers becoming even bigger threats to the survival of the big cat.
A new study shows that human interactions have hurt the once ecologically "exuberant" and "megadiverse" South American region.
As a result of the Venezuelan crisis, refugees are flooding into cities and towns across the region, an example of a growing global trend.
The outcome of this year's election will likely set the stage for the murky years to come, be those years of recovery—or persistent chaos.
A policeman takes fingerprints of a Venezuelan migrant as a group of migrants wait to apply for resident visas or temporary stay permits at an Interpol facility in Lima, Peru, on August 29th, 2018.
Nicolás Maduro's government is taking desperate steps to try stop the bleeding in the country's economy.
After an unprecedented outbreak of violence in a border town that has become the main entry point for Venezuelan migrants, the Brazilian government on Monday ruled out closing the border.
Anti-government protesters play traditional music and dance as they take part in a march demanding the release of political prisoners in Managua, Nicaragua, on August 15th, 2018.
Teams of scientists are hurriedly attempting to save ancient sites that could provide insights into how people moved across Mesoamerica—before they are lost forever.
Brazil's Congress is considering a measure to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16. But this proposal misses the mark as an effort to reduce crime. We should try creating new norms for masculinity instead.
Adele Barker brought Noah home from Paraguay in 1987. Now, 28 years later, she’s not sure whose story is accurate. Can we ever really know?
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
The Brazilian middle class is bigger than ever, and that's why they're so fed up.