It's easy to lose the habits and values of democracy, but incredibly hard to get them back.
Francis, visiting Peru, says Latin America has become the most violent place on earth for women. The pontiff demands new laws and cultural change.
Similar actions against environmental defenders are mounting throughout Central and South America.
The Asian nation's thirst for minerals and grain and its encroaching development in South America threatens the Amazon's forests, indigenous rights and the atmosphere.
A case in which a 17-year-old was denied an abortion 15 years ago has led the United Nations Human Rights Committee to make an important affirmation.
A private energy corporation based in Argentina is eyeing Manú National Park in Peru’s Amazon, where the biodiversity “exceeds that of any other place on earth.”
Even as Pope Francis has sought to reform the Vatican’s safeguards against child abuse, a yearlong investigation reveals how the Catholic Church has allowed allegedly abusive priests to slip off to escape to parts of the world where they would face less scrutiny from prosecutors and the media.
The U.N. climate talks in Lima have ended with the setting of deadlines for the world to come up with plans to curb emissions and adapt to climate change.
First, it's necessary to understand the setting, and who is at the table and who is not.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a U.S.-led free trade agreement that would exempt multinational corporations from having to comply with policies governing industry in signatory countries, looks set to be rammed into law without comment or notice from much of the American media.