In 2016, thousands of FARC fighters made peace with the Colombian government and moved to "transition villages" with plans to start over. Now they're fighting for their lives in rural villages where murder rates are skyrocketing and jobs are hard to come by.GlobalPost
In countries where right-wing leaders have come to power, like Brazil, many new young, diverse leaders are choosing to run for office. São Paulo has elected the country’s first Afro Brazilian lawmaker.
The emergency declaration will increase funding and resources to tackle the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo, says Tariq Riebl, Ebola emergency response director for the IRC — and hopefully raise global attention to the crisis.
As gentrification takes hold on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, many local residents find they're being priced out of living there.
A group of searchers goes out every week to look for the missing in Mexico. After Mirna Nereida Medina Quiñones found her son's body, her group has helped to find and identify more than 100 disappeared people in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico.
Border officials denied military veteran Roman Sabal entry to the US for a scheduled citizenship interview Monday. Sabal is one of seven deported veterans with pending citizenship cases.
Marco Werman visited Russia for the first time earlier this year. In Moscow, he saw the careful editing of Soviet history and the rise of Western commercialism.
Rap is now mainstream in Russia. The sound is everywhere: in clubs, on the radio and in stores. But despite a culture of speaking out on issues in the West, why do many rappers in Russia avoid talking about the country’s big problems?
Russia's feminists are fighting to be heard in a country where most think there are bigger problems than gender inequality.
Not everything revolves around politics for young Russians — life is more than being pro- or anti-Putin for the vast majority — but for some, politics dominates their lives and what they hope is their future.
A generation who has grown up under President Putin begins to take its place in Russian politics.
At least 26 people were killed in a weekend attack by al-Shabab, a group the US has been battling for decades.
For the last few years, French authorities have decided to double down on deradicalization efforts with strict assimilation methods and a “terrorism hotline” to report suspicious behavior — but there have been some major missteps along the way.
Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the US and President Trump don't want a war in Iran. But the two countries could find themselves in an "unintentional conflict."
With a new president in power, parliamentary elections set for July and multiple, ongoing challenges to press freedom, the future of Ukraine’s public broadcaster remains unclear.
From disputed burial grounds to a church attack, religious intolerance is on the rise in Yogyakarta, a region once known for its pluralism.
In Argentina, violence against women is rising nationwide. Prosecutor Marcela Juan is among a number of women trying to solve the problem. Some are working on legislation while others are taking to the streets, making their voices heard.
In Argentina, a mostly Catholic and conservative country, discussion around sex education has been heated. That’s why a law passed in 2006 to give kids comprehensive sexual education has been sporadically implemented. Until recently, it was ignored and put on the back burner.
A growing movement in the country to combat violence against women has helped bring abortion to the fore.
Argentina has strict laws against abortion. But a movement to decriminalize abortion has gained traction in the predominantly Catholic country in recent years.
We asked The World's women readers and listeners what they think about when they travel alone. They told us — and shared some incredible photos from their adventures.
Prosecutions in the US for those who help migrants with shelter, food, water or transportation are on the rise. It tracks a trend playing out in Europe since its 2015 refugee crisis.
The proposed changes, set to become official on Tuesday, represent the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on immigration, the signature issue that helped propel Trump to the White House in the 2016 election and one already figuring prominently in the 2020 campaign.
In early 2018, Omar Helalat was a student at SUNY Albany about to graduate and start an internship in New York City. Today, Helalat has been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention for over a year. It's all because of a strange quirk in US immigration law related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.
Undocumented immigrant teens are increasingly graduating from high school without legal protections such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Despite the uncertainty, these students are turning to their networks and one another to push ahead and pursue higher education.
As Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II die, one newspaper finds its community’s history carries new resonance in the current era of immigrant detention.
Scientists fear its collapse could one day destabilize surrounding glaciers and eventually trigger up to 11 feet of global sea level rise.
Scientists found the capuchin monkey using stone tools to crush food in 2018 in a wildlife preserve in Panama. Earlier this spring, researchers went back to learn more about the monkey's innovation.
A team of four researchers spent 10 days in one of the remote places on earth to scout locations for sensors that will measure the warm water that is melting the Thwaites Glacier from below.
Deep-diving seals equipped with satellite-enabled temperature probes are exploring uncharted waters, gathering data to help predict how fast West Antarctica’s glaciers may melt.
Scientists are using deep-diving seals to measure a band of warm water in Antarctica that is melting glaciers.
Lynn Shelton on her new movie, “Sword of Trust,” a studio visit to see how Ursula von Rydingsvard make her enigmatic sculptures, and how the villain from “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” changed everything for a fourth grade boy.
How the director turns depressing reality into relevant comedy.
How a fourth grader fell for a notorious Disney villain.
A sculpture grows in Brooklyn.
Live on stage with Yo La Tengo, Aasif Mandvi and Friends Who Folk.