This is not the first time Mexico's government has been accused of spying on and harassing citizens whose activities it finds inconvenient.
Cuba won't tolerate the high social costs paid by China and Vietnam in their shift to market capitalism, but its economy desperately needs a reboot.
Venezuela's opposition has called a 48-hour strike to stop the Maduro government from rewriting the nation’s constitution. But grassroots democracy may not be able to save the Bolivarian Republic.
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Now that a judge has convicted Luiz Inacio da Silva of corruption and sentenced him him to almost a decade in prison, what's next for the country that loves him?
In one bloody week in June, 181 Rio residents were shot, including a baby in utero. It's now impossible not to notice that city's once-lauded favela "pacification" strategy has all but collapsed.
Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
As a former president goes down for nine-and-a-half years, Brazil's judicial structures are weathering the political crisis well.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
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The world seems convinced that Venezuela's famous national orchestral programme is turning on the government. Why?
As democracy unravels and hunger spreads, Venezuelan youth must decide whether to join the resistance or build their lives abroad.
Deadly, ineffective and generally fated to fall, border walls are multiplying and becoming the new normal in international relations.
Demilitarised female guerrillas in Colombia are hoping to spark a new women's movement based in the FARC's revolutionary ideals.
One of the world's most spectacularly unpopular president might yet make it through.
Musicians who learned how to play through a state-funded program called El Sistema are taking their instruments to the streets to protest the government.
Latin America's murder rate is the highest in the world, accounting for one in every four homicides on the planet.
By rolling back chunks of the Obama deal with Cuba, Donald Trump is giving up just the sort of opportunities he promised to seek out.
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