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.
Islamic State lost ground, Colombia got a chance at lasting peace, and the Pope sounded a liberated note on homosexuality.
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.
To celebrate 100 years of football’s oldest international competition, South American fans have flocked north, sticking two fingers up to Donald Trump.
The establishment media wants it one way, and the populist left another. Why is there so little straight reporting on Latin America?
The scion of a despotic leader has been vanquished – but her party can still call the shots.
Supporters of Brazil's suspended president have argued that the push to impeach her was a plot – and it turns out they weren't far off.
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?