Venezuela has a shortage of affordable homes so acute that squatters have moved into half-built high rises in Caracas.
The Galapagos Islands gave Darwin evidence to support his theory of evolution, but today, a growing number of people who call it home don't believe in evolution.
Scientists have discovered the second half of the hybrid yeast used to make lager style beer, which could mean a better brew in the future.
In contrast to the US, South American countries have recently seen a booming economy and low unemployment.
The folk singer and peace activist is mourned across Latin America after he was shot to death in Guatemala.
In spite of the vast energy resources in Venezuela, the country can't provide electricity to its people. President Hugo Chavez blames the opposition.
Drug smugglers in Colombia have a low-cost way to transport cocaine: narco-submarines. Authorities are struggling to keep up, and the technology keeps improving.
President Barack Obama's visit to Brazil highlights the country's investment in science and technology as global economic competition heats up.
An enormous new gold mine could be help an ailing region in Colombia, but some think it's not worth the price.
Car sales in Argentina are going through the sun roof. Many people invest to avoid inflation.