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Brazilian soldiers during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, September 22, 2017.

Brazil is struggling with scandals and crises, and people there may look to the military for a fix

Support for democracy appears to be eroding in Brazil, and support for military action in domestic affairs appears to have grown.

Most of the world’s best places for coffee will be gone by 2050

The world's largest coffee-producing regions could shrink by as much as 88% by 2050, according to a new study that is the first of its kind.

I visited an offbeat coffee-making hotspot that could save the industry — here’s what it was like

A new report estimates that coffee growing areas in South America — the world's largest coffee-producing region — could shrink by as much as 88% by 2050.

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.

Some Latin American governments are making the most of Venezuela’s deepening crisis

The deepening turmoil in Venezuela has brought repudiation from around the world, but some of those governments reap political benefit from their condemnations.

The US is preparing to hit Venezuela with new sanctions after election

One official said an announcement was imminent, and others have said they could come as soon as Monday.

Venezuela’s president released a version of ‘Despacito’ to support his effort to rewrite the constitution

Nicolas Maduro has vowed to go ahead with an effort to redraft the country's constitution, making what appears to be unauthorized use of "Despacito" to do it.

Venezuela’s opposition landed a major blow to Nicolas Maduro, but the next steps may be tougher

The Venezuelan public resoundingly rebuked Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a July 16 referendum, but the opposition still has a tough task ahead of it.

17 photos show how intense protests in Venezuela are right now

Dozens of government supporters stormed the legislative halls and attacked opposition leaders on Wednesday.

Colombia is closing in on the leaders of its biggest gang, but they’re retaliating by copying Pablo Escobar

With Colombia's largest rebel group demobilizing, police are turning up the pressure on the country's biggest criminal group — but they're fighting back.