PUCON, Chile (AP) — One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to e

About 20 percent of the world's fishing catch is taken illegally by poachers, experts estimate, but a new satellite tracking system launched on Wednesday aims to crack down on the industrial-scale

Falling prices and rising debt are driving some Latin American leaders to relax legislation aimed at protecting the environment

Chile's supreme court has halted the development of a gold and copper mine owned by the Canadian conglomerate, Goldcorp, until indigenous communities are consulted.

Poor countries will be paid to stop chopping down forests, UK announces, as it signs major UN declaration on deforestation at New York climate summit

Chile’s government will fund the early development of renewable energy projects totaling 740 megawatts.

More than 56 million people have been lifted out of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent years, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sealed a series of deals Thursday in Chile covering areas ranging from mining to minimizing damage from earthquakes.

While millions more children in developing countries are in school than was the case at the turn of the millennium, there is growing awareness of a ‘learning crisis’, with many of those in school unable to meet basic standards.

Summer winds are intensifying along the west coasts of North and South America and southern Africa and climate change is a likely cause, a new study says.