The strange and enlightening tale of a South American dictator who tried to prevent white people from marrying other white people.
Brazilian football club Chapecoense were en route to their first Copa Sudamericana final when their plane crashed, killing all but six on board.
Colombia's deal with the FARC means third parties implicated in international crimes could at last face justice.
Guyana can show how distractions or buffers are a powerful means to concentrate and maintain economic power.
The voters may have said no to the deal struck with the FARC, but Juan Manuel Santos and his fellow negotiators intend to keep going.
The decades-old dispute in the South Atlantic is the third rail of Argentine politics – and Mauricio Macri has blithely tripped over it.
A look through the ballot papers shows the declared result in Colombia's crucial vote is far from definitive.
Given their chance to ratify a deal to end a 60-year war, less than 40% of Colombians voted – and they threw it out.
As Colombians head to the polls for the October 2 referendum to permanently end the country's civil war, everything from grief and hope to partisan politics will factor into their decision.
The peace accords signed by the FARC and the Colombian govenment on September 26 are momentous, but they're only the beginning of the path to peace.
Bolivia is the first cocaine-producing country to take a harm reduction approach to tackling the drug trade.
Colombia has a chance to get behind a peace agreement that its people have waited decades to see.
After 52 years fighting the FARC, Colombia is about to vote on a comprehensive peace deal. But not everyone wants in.
The senate has outmanoeuvred a national leader, leaving many wondering which is fighting on the right side of democracy.
A new program seeks to divert Central Americans who are fleeing violence from crossing the U.S. border. An expert on Costa Rica explains why the tiny country was chosen and the challenges they face.
Some onlookers are suspicious that Venezuela's army is mounting a slow coup – but the country has been militarising itself for decades.
The Olympics provide Brazilians with a welcome distraction from their country's fraught and bitter politics.
Ecuador is known for promoting the 'Buen Vivir' development policy agenda. But the state's response to a recent earthquake brought its commitment into question.
Lionel Messi is not the first footballer to break financial laws and he probably won't be the last.
How does an oil-rich country end up with a food shortage? A GSU international development expert explains how the legacy of one man's rise to power continues to cripple the nation.