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Mike Pence appears to have fallen short on a major US foreign-policy goal while in Latin America

Pence's trip was dominated by the situation in Venezuela, but governments in the region were no more accommodating to US designs on North Korea.

Trump’s brash talk about a ‘military option’ in Venezuela has left diplomats scrambling to pick up the pieces

Trump's comments appeared to have weakened a growing regional consensus against Venezuela, and now US officials are trying to salvage it.

Venezuela is at risk of losing an entire generation

"The country has broken down because of what we have lost ... That has an impact on the social reality."

Police busted 5.5 metric tons of cocaine — the latest shipment from a growing South American drug hotspot

Authorities in Ecuador have hauled in nearly 10 metric tons of cocaine this month, underscoring the country's growing role as a transit point in the drug trade.

I ate a 17-course tasting menu at one of the world’s best restaurants — here’s what it was like

Eating at one of the world's best restaurants is more like watching a performance than it is eating a meal.

This psychedelic drug seems to affect the brain in ways that are surprisingly similar to meditation

Meditators and ayahuasca users experience decentering, "the ability to objectively observe one's thoughts and feelings without associating them with identity."

Secrets of what ancient mummies look like under their wrappings are finally being revealed

Technology like CT scans shows what the mummies look like inside their wrappings, including how thick their skin is and what their faces look like.

Devastating photos of the El Niño-driven flooding that has killed more than 70 people in Peru

Sudden and intense rains in Peru have caused massive flooding, and now about half the country is under a state of emergency.

The world’s 2nd-largest cocaine producer is adding drones to its police force

Several countries in Latin America have deployed drones and unmanned aircraft for surveillance and to fight drug trafficking.

Colombia produces most of the world’s cocaine — and output is at a record-high

"The full impact of this surge in coca cultivation likely remains to materialize," the US State Department says.