After the Maduro regime won Venezuela's recent gubernatorial elections, results are contested, people are desperate and the opposition has fractured. Can the resistance survive this setback?
Guyana is on the verge of an oil bonanza that could bring in US$1 million a day. But if it's not careful, this poor nation – population 750,000 – could fall prey to the dreaded 'resource curse.'
The disappearance of Santiago Maldonado in Argentine Patagonia is part of the global conflict between the forces of capital and indigenous rights.
It seems the culprits in a "cash-for-kills" scheme that claimed thousands of lives might find a way to wriggle out of the peace process.
Brazil's political and business elites are consumed by scandal, but the courts are hardly squeaky clean.
The last time the FARC joined in democratic politics, thousands of its members and leaders were murdered. Will this time be different?
They survived the pressures of globalisation and now thrive internationally.
For all its faults, Chavismo has finally put marginalised Venezuelans at the centre of national culture – and many on the right still resent it.
As their country's politics and economy collapse, Venezuelan writers, publishers and booksellers are taking a stand.
The spectacle of two countries confronting systemic corruption and bad government says a lot about the state of Latin American democracy.
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.
The world seems convinced that Venezuela's famous national orchestral programme is turning on the government. Why?
The 2015 Zika outbreak in South America brought the virus to global attention. But tracing the history of the virus in West Africa can give clues to tackling future outbreaks.
One of the world's most spectacularly unpopular president might yet make it through.
Oil-dependent and led by a charismatic dictator with a chaotic economic policy, is Suriname the next Venezuela?
Having seen off his predecessor in a spectacular impeachment saga, Michel Temer may be forced out of office for misconduct of his own.
Fed up with an increasingly authoritarian government, Venezuelans are taking to the streets – where they are met with violence.
Brazilian state governments increasingly use the military for services they should provide themselves.
Shaman have used the psychoactive effects of ayahuasca for spiritual and healing purposes for hundreds of years. But a new breed of tourist has discovered this plant-based drug.