While there are great business opportunities for fracking, many are concerned about the cost to the environment and to people’s health.
On 12 January 2015 Haiti reverts back to dictatorship, with the government's failure to hold elections. A giant step backwards towards Duvalierism.
Hilda and Mrio González are convinced their son Cesar Manuel is still alive. "The official version is a lie," they say.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of 'free trade' went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.
Peru-based Servindi provides a valuable service to follow the Peoples' Summit.
There has been an overwhelming response to the protests organised by the missing students' families but no sign yet that the government will really listen and change.
As the UN climate talks in Lima approach, a leading Brazilian scientist, member of the IPCC, calls urgently for a massive programme of tree replanting to try to stem the catastrophic climate change that Brazil is already experiencing.
Civil society organisations in Central America, one of the regions most affected by climate change, are calling on their governments to defend the interests of peasant families in the upcoming UN climate negotiations in Lima.
It is estimated that half a million young women in Latin America and the Caribbean are lured into sexual abuse, with social media playing a key role.
Sotrami, a gold mining company near Ayacucho has achieved Fair Trade certification.