A Salvadorean woman marching for abortion rights. Photo: Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images
El Salvador, the country where women get jailed for having a miscarriage
By Caroline Criado-Perez - 25 June 16:43

In the UK, it can feel like Latin America had simply been wiped off the map, but women there are facing terrible injustices that completely escape our attention.

The art of rapprochement: what the Havana Biennale reveals about thawing Cuba-US relations
By Rick Jones - 01 June 16:39

How symbolism and happiness are captured in joint American-Cuban cultural endeavours.

Talking with terrorists is a dangerous business – but sometimes, it's the only way
By Richard Howitt - 09 April 15:38

In Colombia, the government and FARC are taking the first steps to a lasting peace.

Yo Soy Nisman: protesters in Buenos Aires. Photo: ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images
Bullets, pastries and the rise of the right: Mauricio Macri struggles to recover from a mysterious death
By Drew Reed - 12 March 12:35

The death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman provides an opportunity for the right.

BME victims are at risk due to refuge closures. Photo: Getty
“Hierarchy of death”: cuts to refuges are putting black and ethnic minority women in danger
By Charlotte Lytton - 24 February 14:01

As the only refuge in Britain especially for Latin American women is under threat, it's time councils stopped treating women from ethnic minority backgrounds as a low priority.

Peruvian andean women victims of forced sterilizations during the administration of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, protest in Lima on February 13, 2014. Photo: Getty Images
The artistic campaign to help 300,000 Peruvian women sterilised against their will
By Iain Aitch - 24 November 11:39

During the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of poor women in rural areas of Peru were forcibly sterilised, often without their knowledge - and ahead of the next presidential election, artists are helping campaigners finally find justice.

Smile! Despite being booed, the World Cup has gone well for Dilma Rousseff so far. Photo: Getty
Dilma Rousseff was booed but the riots haven’t started – and most people are enjoying the football
By Jonathan Wilson - 19 June 11:43

 A successful World Cup could create a mood of general contentment that might yet carry Rousseff to an election victory later this year.

Financing the favelas: a shanty town in São Paulo. Photo: Getty
Start-up finance and the Brazilian favelas
By Claire Rigby - 10 April 17:39

The country has embraced e-commerce since a series of tax reforms in the Noughties, despite stifling bureaucracy.

Why Pinochet is the dictator who never dies
By Mira Galanova - 21 November 14:44

Why is there still support in Chile for a man considered a ruthless dictator by most of the democratic world? Pinochet’s sympathisers say his poor reputation is the result of a manipulation of history.

Even in an age of “realists” and vigilantes, there is still cause for optimism
By John Pilger - 19 September 10:31

It's not too late for the world to learn the lesson of the US's foreign policy mistakes.

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Brazil's protests have subsided - for now
By Claire Rigby - 12 September 10:35

The nationwide protests of the summer have mostly petered out, but Brazil's police and government still have a lot to answer for.

Life under Pinochet: “We still don’t know what happened to my brother”
By Amnesty International - 29 August 11:59

Gloria Elgueta's brother Martin was detained by Pinochet’s political police and held in Londres 38. Years later, a campaign is underway to turn the notorious house of torture into a memorial site.

Brazil erupts: Football, filthy lucre and fury
By Isabel Hilton - 04 July 8:21

Brazil is one of the world’s emerging powers, host of the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. So why is the middle class increasingly angry?

Bolivian President grounded in Austria over Snowden fears, sparking fury in Latin America
By Alex Hern - 03 July 7:56

Evo Morales' plane was refused leave to overfly four Western European nations in the early hours of this morning.

"We remain peaceful and happy, but now we are not dreaming anymore": Rio's rude awakening
By Liam McLaughlin - 21 June 14:12

The protests in Brazil began as a demand for cheap public transport, but are now so much more.

Answers to war
By Juan Manuel Santos - 13 June 9:40

We have been fighting the war on drugs for 40 years at great cost. Yet sometimes we all feel that we have been aimlessly pedalling a stationary bicycle. You look to your right, you look to your left, and yet you always see the same landscape – demand for

The last known photograph of Allende alive, La Moneda Palace, 1 April 1973. Photograph: Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images
Why Allende had to die
By Gabriel García Márquez - 03 April 8:06

The classic NS piece on the 1973 Chilean coup.

Hugo Chávez dies aged 58: what will his legacy be?
By Helen Lewis - 05 March 22:33

The Venezuelan leader's death will trigger a presidential election within 30 days.

Leader: The mixed legacy of Chávez
By new-statesman - 31 January 7:02

Perhaps no global leader inspires greater adulation and loathing than Hugo Chávez. To some, he is the last, best hope for socialism in an age of global capital; to others, he is an elected autocrat and demagogue.

Hugo Chavez salutes during a military parade
Hugo Chávez: An elected autocrat
By Rory Carroll - 30 January 8:04

He kept power by bullying those who dissented – and his departure leaves a dangerous vacuum.

Hugo Chávez: Man against the world
By Richard Gott - 30 January 7:48

As illness ends Hugo Chávez’s rule in Venezuela, what will his legacy be? Richard Gott argues he brought hope to a continent.

Paying the price for resisting corruption
By Malcolm Beith - 29 November 6:45

Malcolm Beith reports on the assassination of Maria Salazar.

A policeman salutes the Brazilian flag atop Alemão favela
A shameful Brazilian legacy
By Alex Ward - 17 October 18:02

Why hosting the World Cup and Olympic Games is bad for Rio de Janeiro.

Abimael Guzman in 1992
Shining Path's resurgence has got the Peruvian government worried
By Miriam Wells - 08 October 10:57

The group's leaders won't rule out a return to violence “should the conditions present themselves”.

A supporter of Chavez wears a homemade mask of him
The media's misunderstanding of Venezuela
By Lee Salter - 05 October 11:18

Hugo Chavez is definitely going to lose, isn’t he?

Architect of Honduran privatised cities drops out over lack of transparency
By Alex Hern - 25 September 8:18

Paul Romer attacks Honduran government over its failure to ensure accountability of the new privately-run cities.

Metropolitan Police Officers not storming the Ecuadorian embassy
Will the Ecuadorian embassy be stormed?
By David Allen Green - 16 August 10:34

Litigation, and not broken glass, is the more likely consequence.

A drug user injects heroin
Crises and radical thinking on drug policy
By Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch - 16 August 9:29

Reform has always been a “two-steps forward, one-step back” undertaking.

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Amanda Feilding: "Tobacco kills 100,000 a year - cannabis a handful throughout history"
By Helen Lewis - 08 August 12:25

The campaigner on what's wrong with our drug laws - and how magic mushrooms might help treat depression.