The trafficking of elephants in Africa has gained tremendous media attention. Not so the illegal trade in birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and fish of Central and South America -- a problem of epidemic proportion.
Storm surges and flooding in Orleans and parishes nearby this fall can be at least partly blamed on El Nino. This year's weather event is believed to be the most intense of its kind since 1997 or earlier, creating hazards for Louisiana's coastline.
The world is still mourning the tragedies in Baghdad, Beirut, and Paris. But for a few moments, I ask that you also mourn the death of the courageous Omayra Sánchez Garzón. Let her story remind us that solidarity should never be temporary and should extend to all the corners of the world.
There's a saying in English, "if you build it, they will come." But in the hospitality industry, simply building a hotel doesn't guarantee that anyone will invest in your project, or that guests will come to stay.
In the early '70s, Chile was in a state of political unrest -- its socialist president Salvador Allende and largely conservative congress were at odds, and by June 1973, the Chilean Armed Forces were plotting against the Allende government.
Despite this lack of comprehensive data, a survey of media reports on cases in South and Central America and the Caribbean provides insights into, and some measure of, the trade's alarming dimensions.
After 60 more days, the FARC will lay down its arms, setting the stage for the end to the conflict by mid-2016. This is good news for Colombians, of course. But the peace agreement is also worthy of wider attention because it represents new thinking on how to end old conflicts.
Sure, the backpackers might think they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to uncover.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...
Latin America does not always make it into lists of most popular areas to visit, but that's because not everyone is willing to give it a chance. Those who do however, are always in for great adventures and out-of-this world travel experiences. Here's why.
Finally, after six weeks we got the right instruction that we had been asking for, which was permission for the Embassy to give him back to the Nicaraguan authorities. We had considered every option. Could we fly him out? How could he get to the airport? He couldn't leave legally.
New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.
A significant yet under-researched area in intercultural business communication is the impact of our emotions on our business partners.
I had to put my camera down and remind myself that this was not about capturing the perfect Instagram snap; this was about watching, learning and soaking up all that Cuba could offer.
Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."