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.
With roots in post first world war paintings of empty European cities, magical realism has evolved into a heavily, and ironically, political literary form.
With 12 years of vote-winning diplomatic stunts, the Kirchners have galvanised the Falkland Islanders against Argentina for years to come.
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.
A surprise near-tie has put everyone in Argentine politics on high alert. Is the Kirchner legacy in danger?
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?
Remains from a 9000-year-old victim in Brazil suggests he was beheaded, de-fleshed and had his hands amputated.
With drug trafficking, turf war, and craven politicking all at work, Colombia and Venezuela's fraught relationship has taken a turn for the worse.
After decades held by Peru's Maoist guerilla rebels, a clutch of indigenous hostages face a whole other attack on their way of life.
As the candidates line up to succeed Argentina's term-limited president, her legacy is starting to become clear. Will it endure?