How America Lost the War on Drugs
An anatomy of a failure.
An anatomy of a failure.
It’s the biggest environmental lawsuit in history. The people of Lago Agrio, an oil-rich area in the Ecuadorean Amazon, are suing Chevron for $6 billion after decades of spills. The case has been underway since 1993.
In the last year alone, over 150,000 people have risked their lives to leave.
Colossal corruption. Political chaos. The worst recession in its history. How a once-booming nation fell.
In Peru, an unsolved killing has brought the Mashco Piro into contact with the outside world.
The Darién Gap is a lawless wilderness on the border of Colombia and Panama teeming with everything from deadly snakes to antigovernment guerrillas. For many migrants, crossing it is their only way to get to America.
What happened when two guys set out to convert their Colombian megachurch to Orthodox Judaism.
There were so many ways the two planes could have avoided the collision. The odds were so slim. But high above the Amazon in 2006, a combination of technology and human fallibility brought them together.
How PCC, once an inmate soccer team and now Brazil’s most notorious prison gang, coordinated seven days of riots throughout São Paulo using mobile phones.
Alberto Nisman accused Iran and Argentina of colluding to bury a terrorist attack. Did it get him killed?
A nonconformist pastor sent a colony of Welsh people to Argentina to try to preserve the language in 1865. 150 years later, the traces are still there.
On the kids who are spiritual leaders before the age of ten.
There’s still a gold rush on in the Andes.
A mystery embedded deep within the Amazon.
One man’s story.
Guatemala discovers, in bat-guano spotted documents, the truth about its violent past.
In the age of citizen journalism, smartphones and streaming video, bearing witness to human rights violations is getting easier. Is it also making justice more complicated?
The history of a powerful and violent secret society in the islands of southern Chile.
As a child, Hugo Lucitante was brought to America from a tiny jungle village in Ecuador. His heart’s still back home.
The disappointing tenure of Uruguay’s great lefty hope.
Fears of witchcraft leave a trail of dismembered bodies in Buenaventura, Colombia.
Kidnapping and international adoption.
In Goiânia, a city of 1.3 million in Brazil’s agricultural heartland, one in twenty homeless residents have been murdered in the last two years.
The rise and fall of travel writing.
How the Chilean miners survived.