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People near bullet casings at a crime scene after a shootout in the municipality of Tuzamapan, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, May 16, 2019.

400 murders a day: 10 reasons why Latin America is the world’s most violent place

Despite some national declines, homicides in Latin America have only increased in recent years, and there's no single reason for the rise in killing.
Ivanka Trump arrives in Bogota, Colombia, on September 2.

Ivanka Trump debuted her new bob during a trip to South America and it’s the shortest her hair has been in 14 years

Ivanka last had a bob haircut in 2005, later revealing that she cut her hair short to fit into her father's predominantly male real-estate company.
Avianca chairman Roberto Kriete

Leaked video showed an airline chairman telling employees the company was ‘bankrupt’ — and its stock plummeted to an all-time low

The stock's tumble eliminated more than $40 million from Avianca's value. The company issued a statement saying it isn't in a bankruptcy situation.
A worker with coca paste after drying it on a stove top at a small farm in Guayabero, in Colombia's Guaviare province.

Mexico’s cartels appear to be shaking up the cocaine trade

A change in what's being smuggled hints at a change in how Mexican criminal groups are doing business.
Venezuela's drug trafficking business is so lucrative that courier planes are burned after one use.

Venezuela’s booming drugs trade is so lucrative that traffickers reportedly burn smuggling planes after using them just once

Venezuela's military and political elites are reportedly profiting off the drug trade while the rest of the country battles a humanitarian crisis.

The ‘king-maker’ keeping Nicolas Maduro in power is starting to crack — here’s why Venezuela’s soldiers are breaking ran...

Thousands of Venezuelan troops have deserted in recent years, but the pace of defections is picking up — here's why some soldiers are breaking ranks.
Riding up the Monserrate Hill with a funicular in Bogotá, Colombia

I took a 90-year-old funicular 10,300 feet above sea level in Bogotá — here’s what it was like

One of Bogotá's signature tourist destinations is the Monserrate.
Avianca.

I took a 6-hour flight with the second-oldest airline in the world and was disappointed with the experience for a few key reasons

Avianca is Colombia's national airline, and it's actually the second-oldest airline in the world.
There are 1,500 passenger journeys on Bogotá's bus system every day.

Bogotá’s massive bus system has been globally hailed as a triumph in public transit — here’s why I prefer it over New York City...

Nearly 10% of the TransMilenio's passengers used to commute by their own cars. Now, they take the bus.

Pablo Escobar was gunned down 25 years ago — here are 3 theories about who took the Medellin kingpin’s life

The world's most powerful drug lord made a lot of enemies. Which one, if any of them, killed him is much less clear.