Having seen off his predecessor in a spectacular impeachment saga, Michel Temer may be forced out of office for misconduct of his own.
Brazil's political crisis is spiraling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorizing a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
We may think of current reactionary politics as radical and new, but unchecked mercantilism has always elicited a fierce backlash from both left and right. Here's what history tells us about today.
The president has fled the country. An activist has died in jail. A military coup is afoot. Fake news is dividing Venezuelans, making a peaceful end to its profound crisis ever less likely.
By singing frankly about sex and life on the streets, the pioneering women of Rio de Janeiro's funk scene are redefining what feminism sounds like.
But there is a stand-off on the left of the political spectrum.
The heist and free trade are just opposite sides of the same coin.
Too many able-bodied Paraguayans are underemployed, fuelling frustration and entrenching inequality.
If the military abandons Venezuela's power-grabbing president, it's game over for the Maduro regime.
A new study shows that conditional cash transfers have helped Ecuador's poorest households climb out of poverty. When that money was paired with capital to invest, people fared even better.
Fed up with an increasingly authoritarian government, Venezuelans are taking to the streets – where they are met with violence.
A controversial law to officially engage Mexico's armed forces in fighting crime has human rights groups dismayed.
Though police violence is widely tolerated in Brazil, not everyone believes in 'eye for an eye' as official state policy.
If the United States withdraws from or significantly alters NAFTA, Mexico has more options than it thinks — and potentially less to lose than its northern neighbour.
A brief chronicle of the Ecuadorian election fraud that wasn't.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
French Guineans are up in arms about the territory's overcrowded hospitals. Why is no one talking about how racism and xenophobia also affect access to health care?
The case of a 12-year-old Costa Rican girl, who was raped by her father and denied an abortion, is dividing a nation that prides itself on its human rights record.
One protester was killed and several senators bloodied as Paraguayans rebelled against what they consider an unconstitutional attempt to extend President Horacio Cartes' term.
Residents of the Maré neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro are eight times more likely to be killed by police than other Brazilians. Most victims are young and black.