Location: South America

(c) Camilo Rueda Lopez

/ Peace

24 Mar 2015


Peace talks in Colombia saved 5,000 people from being killed or injured last year, according to a report by a local thinktank

(c) Geoff Gallice

/ Agriculture, Culture, Environment, Sustainable Development

28 Jan 2015


In the wake of the UN’s climate negotiations, Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade discovers how climate change is affecting the Peruvian Andes and reports on the measures being taken to ensure sustainability for centuries to come


/ Conservation

02 Jan 2015


As butterfly populations drop to an all-time low, activists and campaigners breathe a sigh of relief as one of the monarch’s biggest enemies – logging – is stopped


, / Sport

18 Nov 2014


We go pitch-side at the twelfth Homeless World Cup to find out how this alternative tournament is changing lives for the better around the globe

CL Society 46: Good time

/ Education

13 Nov 2014


Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet has proposed plans to provide free tertiary education to 1.2 million students


/ Conservation, Environment

18 Jul 2014


An ‘all or nothing’ fundraising strategy has secured conservation of the Amazon Region Protected Areas for the next 25 years


/ Positive Perspective

05 Jun 2014


Brazil’s groundbreaking Marco Civil da Internet law recognises that growth and prosperity are dependent on a technologically advanced society – how long until other countries realise the same?


/ Environment

02 May 2014


Activists want the Chilean government to protect vital water reserves

The Forest of Light, Medellin (c) Jenna Hutber

/ Economics & Innovation

25 Apr 2014


From infamous drugs cartels, record homicide levels and widespread poverty, to economic strength, innovation and enterprise, Colombia’s city of Medellin has undergone a serious transition that’s changing the attitudes of citizens and tourists alike


/ Democracy, Justice

01 Apr 2014


Brazil’s police and military have begun evicting illegal ranchers and loggers from land belonging to the Awá, one of the world’s most endangered tribes


/ Positive Travel

13 Dec 2013


Ayahuasca, the hallucinogenic plant used in healing ceremonies by indigenous Amazonians, may offer more than just powerful visions. Matt Mellen heads into the jungle and discovers that it might also have a radical role to play in nature conservation

Allobated amissibilis

/ Environment

09 Dec 2013


More than 400 new plant and animal species have been discovered in the Amazon in the last three years

solar peru

/ Environment, Renewable Energy

07 Oct 2013


More than two million of Peru’s poorest residents will have access to electricity for the first time by 2016 thanks to new $200m solar power programme

Rio Sapo

/ Conservation

03 Oct 2013


El Salvador could become the first country to ban mining for precious metals in order to protect freshwater supplies

Fucus Vesiculosus

/ Renewable Energy

17 Sep 2013


The world’s first industrial-sized plant producing biofuels from seaweed is set to open in Brazil later this year

(c) Aluna the Movie Ltd 2013_LOW_RES

, / Conservation, Media

16 Sep 2013


25 years ago an isolated Colombian tribe emerged to share a warning about humanity’s future, captured in a film about them that had a far-reaching global impact. But now the tribe has surfaced again to give us a powerful new message

School children learn how to test compost temperature

/ Environment

02 Jul 2013


A project in the Caribbean country of Haiti, which continues to struggle with the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, is turning toilet waste into a valuable resource

(c) CIAT International Centre for Tropical Agriculture

/ Conservation, Environment

02 May 2013


The Brazilian government hopes to uncover new species and tribes by “knowing the rainforest from within”

(c) Davidlohr Bueso

/ Democracy, Peace

29 Apr 2013


A new scheme hopes to reduce crime and improve lives by offering laptops and bikes in exchange for firearms

Uruguay's president-elect Jose Mujica celebrates winning the presidential run-off election in Montevideo

/ Politics

11 Apr 2013


Despite being the figurehead of a country on the up, Uruguay president José Mujica donates his earnings to charity and lives on a small modest farm. Matthew Pike considers how his grounded principles are changing the political landscape