Islamic State lost ground, Colombia got a chance at lasting peace, and the Pope sounded a liberated note on homosexuality.
Venezuelans flee a food shortage protest.
REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Venezuela sits at the edge of a humanitarian calamity. A GSU international mediation expert explains how outsiders can play a critical role in resolving the cause – a deeply rooted political battle.
Venezuela is not a progressive paradise.
The establishment media wants it one way, and the populist left another. Why is there so little straight reporting on Latin America?
Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
A drought in the socialist South American country has led to blackouts, political conflict and increased exposure to Zika.
Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), greets supporters at the launch of the party’s local election manifesto in Soweto.
Understandable anger about the excessive inequality in South Africa lies at the heart of the rise of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters. The problem is how the party wants to address these issues.
For journalists in Venezuela, free speech means risking imprisonment or exile.
Will oil ever bounce back?
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What will be the economic and political fallout as oil continues its slide toward $20 a barrel?
The way we were.
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?
A voter displays her ink-stained finger after casting her ballot in Caracas.
Following a dramatic election loss, the government now has to deal with an overwhelmingly centrist parliament.
Nicolas Maduro's government is pulling out all the stops to win an election it looks almost certain to lose.
Time for a party in Guyana … but for how long?
An oil discovery means more income for this small South American country – and some unwanted attention.
Stand-off: Colombian and Venezuelan police at the border.
With drug trafficking, turf war, and craven politicking all at work, Colombia and Venezuela's fraught relationship has taken a turn for the worse.
In it together.
EPA/Fernando Bizzerra Jr
Latin America's biggest heavyweight and its worst basket case are tied together by politics and trade. But as life gets harder for both, their bonds are starting to fray.
Breaking the chains.
Using a smuggled mobile phone, an imprisoned opposition leader has summoned the people of Venezuela to the streets again. Could it bring down Maduro?
President Obama and his Cuban leader Raul Castro shake hands as U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The attention lavished on the handshake between Obama and Castro belies the hard work needed to create true, equal partnerships between the United States and Latin America.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro at the VII Summit of the Americas.
Anti-American rhetoric, however alluring to Latin American governments, should be avoided by apolitical PR professionals.
Political opposition in Venezuela is a serious business.
With opposition leaders in jail and an economy in tatters, Venezuela could be just around the corner from a formal state of emergency.
US and Venezuela meet in Brazil
The Obama administration announced the intention to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba the same week that Congress approved sanctions against Venezuela for human rights violations. The timing was coincidental…
A harbinger of things to come? VP Joe BIden up close and personal with Brazil’s President Rousseff
The New Year always provides an opportunity for both introspection and speculation. So it seems a good time to consider what the big stories are likely to be this year. Some of the five major stories I…
Venezuala criticised Hollywood of saying president Nicolas Maduro wants a biological bomb.
Cultural imperialism is alive and well. The desire of successive governments of the United States to destabilise governments in Latin America that are too far left for Washington’s taste is well and truly…