A policy with big holes in it.
With 12 years of vote-winning diplomatic stunts, the Kirchners have galvanised the Falkland Islanders against Argentina for years to come.
Guatemalans demand the prosecution of their now-ex-president, Otto Pérez.
With anti-corruption feeling at an all-time high, a populist comedian has swept to power in Guatemala, while Brazil's president is facing furious calls for impeachment.
Not there yet: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the man lined up to follow her, Daniel Scioli.
A surprise near-tie has put everyone in Argentine politics on high alert. Is the Kirchner legacy in danger?
Colombians marching for peace.
Colombia's decades-long conflict with the FARC could be nearing a major breakthrough. But can the Colombian state stand in the way of other opportunistic militias?
Decapitated head with amputated hands laid over the face were found at the burial site.
Strauss et al.
Remains from a 9000-year-old victim in Brazil suggests he was beheaded, de-fleshed and had his hands amputated.
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.
At last: people rescued from the Shining Path.
After decades held by Peru's Maoist guerilla rebels, a clutch of indigenous hostages face a whole other attack on their way of life.
Buenos noches, Buenos Aires.
As the candidates line up to succeed Argentina's term-limited president, her legacy is starting to become clear. Will it endure?
Three tons of cocaine seized by Peru’s national police from an international gang of Peruvian and Mexican drug traffickers.
Peru's economy is booming, but it has a terrible cocaine habit that could cause it problems.
Drawing inspiration from Buen Vivir, this mural is by the famous Brigada Ramona Parra, a political street art collective in Chile.
Buen Vivir is a concept and practice influencing politics and communities across South America. It involves a radically different way of thinking about collective wellbeing and sustainable living.
Monika Bravo, detail of the installation
Photo © Juan Luque
Latin America might have found itself on the dark side of the "digital divide" over the last 20 years or so, but this hasn’t impeded the development of digital arts there.
The young Darwin was also a great geologist.
Had the young naturalist not made a great discovery about rock formations in the first half of his career, On the Origin of the Species might never have been written.
In short supply.
An 11% reduction in the number of ATMs in Chile has been a nightmare for the majority of the country's citizens.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is seeking a second term in office when the country returns to the polls this weekend.
The final run-off of the Brazilian presidential elections, to be held this weekend, represent a decisive moment for Latin America’s largest nation. No matter who wins, will the newly elected government…
The World Cup may be safe in German hands, but the legacy the tournament will leave in Brazil might be contested for some time.
The losing World Cup teams and fans are licking their wounds, while newly crowned world champions Germany will celebrate for at least the next four years. However, the world has already started to ask…
Latin America won’t be a continent of injustice, corruption and poverty but the spiritual home of the beautiful game.
It’s June 25, 1978, and a six-year-old Irish boy is watching TV. What he sees that night will remain with him forever. Argentina won the football World Cup on home soil – the last time the event was held…
In preparing for the World Cup, Brazilian police have embarked on a process of cleaning up the country’s poorest neighbourhoods, known as favelas.
Brazil is famous for many things: samba, football and beaches, but also its favelas, the poor neighbourhoods that encircle its cities. These areas are often on invaded lands in middle and upper-class neighbourhoods…
Similar protests to those that rocked Brazil during 2013 will no doubt re-appear during the World Cup, as many locals aim to increase their social and political rights.
During last year’s Confederations Cup football tournament in Brazil, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the country’s streets to demand change. Protests that started with a clear opposition…
The swollen Fitzroy River in Queensland, Australia, where heavy rains in early 2011 led to extraordinary regrowth with a global impact.
Capt. W. M. & Tatters/Flickr
Record-breaking rains triggered so much new growth across Australia that the continent turned into a giant green carbon sink to rival tropical rainforests including the Amazon, our new research shows…
Chile has returned former president Michelle Bachelet to office for her second, non-consecutive term. What’s ahead for the Latin American nation?
It’s a case of back to the future in Chile after voters returned former president Michelle Bachelet to that position at the weekend. In a country that doesn’t allow the president to serve two consecutive…