Progressives are leading in the presidential elections of Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, bucking the region's recent rightward trend. But there are lessons in the failures of leftists past.
Meet the unsung aid workers who put their lives on the line during war and natural disaster to make sure the dead are treated with respect – and that their grieving families get closure.
The primary results confirm the end of the austerity project but this is not enough to solve Argentina's fundamental problems.
The leader of the centre-left Frente de Todos alliance won a surprise victory in primary elections in August.
Uber's expansion has become a global epic with regional episodes, but the legal conflict in Argentina has even higher stakes.
Plenty of Western officials and media outlets have criticized Libra – but it's not meant for them.
Domestic workers in Argentina are essentially women employed in the informal economy which can enable forms of mistreatment. Today they’re fighting to formalise their status.
Traveling death squads. Sadistic torture techniques. Stolen babies. The US helped it all happen by aiding Argentina's military regime in the 1970s, according to newly declassified documents.
President Trump has been attacking the Federal Reserve for months and appears intent on nominating political allies to its board. An economist explain what typically happens next.
Guaranteeing unemployed South Africans a job at the minimum wage would have a range of positive outcomes for the economy.
While other Latin American countries like Argentina and Brazil led the way on reforming legal protections for domestic workers, Mexico looked the other way.
A small community of Afrikaners has been living in Argentina since the early 1900s. Linguistic research has found they're like a time capsule, reflecting pronunciation and syntax from an earlier era.
2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.
Argentina has been grappling with currency flight and an economy sinking deeper into recession, not to mention the worst drought in decades.
A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
Gordon Brown is worried. So should we all be.
A number of emerging markets are struggling but this doesn't mean they are totally related.
Watch out, Indonesia and South Africa.
Cheap Venezuelan oil boosted Nicaragua's economy and funded President Daniel Ortega's many anti-poverty programs. With Venezuela in crisis, the oil has dried up – as has support for Ortega's regime.
As South American countries recover from a massive blackout, the US isn't immune: The Northeast Blackout of 2003 cut power to 50 million people, and many threats to the electricity grid remain.