Colombia's deal with the FARC means third parties implicated in international crimes could at last face justice.
In this special The Conversation project, scholars and commentators from around the world examine the rise of populism, and its implications, now and into the future.
An adventurer who gave us the first account by an Englishman of early colonial Brazil.
The voters may have said no to the deal struck with the FARC, but Juan Manuel Santos and his fellow negotiators intend to keep going.
The decades-old dispute in the South Atlantic is the third rail of Argentine politics – and Mauricio Macri has blithely tripped over it.
A look through the ballot papers shows the declared result in Colombia's crucial vote is far from definitive.
Given their chance to ratify a deal to end a 60-year war, less than 40% of Colombians voted – and they threw it out.
Bolivia is the first cocaine-producing country to take a harm reduction approach to tackling the drug trade.
Colombia has a chance to get behind a peace agreement that its people have waited decades to see.
After 52 years fighting the FARC, Colombia is about to vote on a comprehensive peace deal. But not everyone wants in.
The US is held to a different standard than other countries – but it mostly has itself to blame.
The forced end of Dilma Rousseff's presidency is the latest in a string of right-wing coups.
The senate has outmanoeuvred a national leader, leaving many wondering which is fighting on the right side of democracy.
Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
Some onlookers are suspicious that Venezuela's army is mounting a slow coup – but the country has been militarising itself for decades.
Peru is the latest country in Latin America where women are mobilising against violence.
The Olympics provide Brazilians with a welcome distraction from their country's fraught and bitter politics.
Ecuador is known for promoting the 'Buen Vivir' development policy agenda. But the state's response to a recent earthquake brought its commitment into question.
How does an oil-rich country end up with a food shortage? A GSU international development expert explains how the legacy of one man's rise to power continues to cripple the nation.
Islamic State lost ground, Colombia got a chance at lasting peace, and the Pope sounded a liberated note on homosexuality.