Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, has been flirting with conservatives. Beyond irking his base, it has also lead to mass resignations and Twitter battles with his powerful left-wing predecessor.
Brazil's political and business elites are consumed by scandal, but the courts are hardly squeaky clean.
The loyalty of Venezuela’s soldiers is getting shaky. History shows from the Arab Spring to Latin American coups, when the military withdraws support for a leader, a fall from power is imminent.
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.
Venezuela is long gone; say hello to Cuba-zuela.
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?
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.
The world seems convinced that Venezuela's famous national orchestral programme is turning on the government. Why?
One of the world's most spectacularly unpopular president might yet make it through.
The president restored restrictions on Americans' travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here's why, and what's to come.
Having seen off his predecessor in a spectacular impeachment saga, Michel Temer may be forced out of office for misconduct of his own.
But there is a stand-off on the left of the political spectrum.
Fed up with an increasingly authoritarian government, Venezuelans are taking to the streets – where they are met with violence.
A brief chronicle of the Ecuadorian election fraud that wasn't.