Colombia is pursuing a bold programme to give people back land seized by paramilitaries. But its beneficiaries don't feel safe.
A BU professor walks through the turmoil of Brazil’s political past to explain why there’s more at stake than you might think.
The number of new Zika-related microcephaly cases in Brazil is falling. But it's too early to relax.
As an unpopular vice-president takes the helm, Brazilian politics is mired in distrust, division and corruption.
Conspiracy, betrayal and prophecies of doom have all played their part in Dilma Rousseff's looming downfall.
Brazilians are disgusted with all their politicians. Can anyone take control?
Peru's democracy has been relatively stable for most of the 21st century, but its elections are famously lurid and chaotic.
The extinction threat you haven't heard of: several South American birds teeter on the brink of existence due to habitat loss. And history is not the best guide for how to save them.
Argentina and the US have never had the cosiest of relationships. Could opening up old secrets help bring them together?
Why are so many people in dire need of pain relief unable to access the powerful painkillers that are so commonly prescribed in the United States?
A massive corruption scandal is engulfing Brazil's political establishment – but reports of the country's imminent collapse are greatly exaggerated.
How the borrowed concept of gated communities is dividing rich from poor in the Peruvian capital.
With limited laboratory capacity and a lack of experts and funding, an outbreak of the Zika virus in Africa could be problematic.
Colombia has set up a new peace process to secure justice for hundreds of thousands of victims of the FARC. But it's tried and failed at this approach before.
Argentina's right-wing press wants an end to "revenge" for crimes committed under the old dictatorship. But revenge and justice aren't the same thing.
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?
In the 1990s, thousands of people in Peru were sterilised without their consent – but finally they now have a way to tell the world.
Following a dramatic election loss, the government now has to deal with an overwhelmingly centrist parliament.
Latin America's most important state could never succumb to another military coup. Could it?
Nicolas Maduro's government is pulling out all the stops to win an election it looks almost certain to lose.