For centuries, residents of the Colombian village of Belmira believed an ancestral curse was causing people to go crazy. The problem is a mutated gene that triggers early-onset Alzheimer's. The case is a unique opportunity for Alzheimer’s research.
Indigenous people in Colombia suffered greatly during years of armed conflict between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. But since last year's peace agreement, some things have gotten worse.
No one knows what will happen in Colombia after the peace deal with FARC rebels was rejected in a referendum. For now the ceasefire is in place - but the winning "no" campaign better come up with a plan, analysts say.
If one flower has become synonymous with Valentine's Day, it's the rose. The fragrant blooms are everywhere, from 24-hour gas stations to fancy florists. But their pervasiveness begs a question: How green is my red rose?
Drug trafficking is one of the biggest problems facing Central America. It is having a devastating impact on the people, but it's also a huge threat to the rainforest and coastal ecosystems.
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