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.
Violence is on the rise in French Guiana. To understand this phenomenon, scholars delve into the often tragic history of the region.
Zika is not gender neutral: women’s rights are at stake.
Fed up with corruption, violence and stagnant public services, more Brazilians are turning to hardline conservatism.
Being Brazilian in the US means navigating an identity that doesn't neatly fit into a single check-box, and can be perceived in vastly different ways depending on what part of the country you're in.
The scene of Chile's proudest football triumphs is also a monument to some of its darkest days.
The strange and enlightening tale of a South American dictator who tried to prevent white people from marrying other white people.
Brazilian football club Chapecoense were en route to their first Copa Sudamericana final when their plane crashed, killing all but six on board.
Colombia's deal with the FARC means third parties implicated in international crimes could at last face justice.
Guyana can show how distractions or buffers are a powerful means to concentrate and maintain economic power.
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.
As Colombians head to the polls for the October 2 referendum to permanently end the country's civil war, everything from grief and hope to partisan politics will factor into their decision.
The peace accords signed by the FARC and the Colombian govenment on September 26 are momentous, but they're only the beginning of the path to peace.