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.
A successful World Cup could create a mood of general contentment that might yet carry Rousseff to an election victory later this year.
The country has embraced e-commerce since a series of tax reforms in the Noughties, despite stifling bureaucracy.
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.
It's not too late for the world to learn the lesson of the US's foreign policy mistakes.
The nationwide protests of the summer have mostly petered out, but Brazil's police and government still have a lot to answer for.
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 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?
Evo Morales' plane was refused leave to overfly four Western European nations in the early hours of this morning.
The protests in Brazil began as a demand for cheap public transport, but are now so much more.
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
30 September 1988.
The writer has died aged 87. Read his classic NS piece on the 1973 Chilean coup.
The Venezuelan leader's death will trigger a presidential election within 30 days.
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.
He kept power by bullying those who dissented – and his departure leaves a dangerous vacuum.
As illness ends Hugo Chávez’s rule in Venezuela, what will his legacy be? Richard Gott argues he brought hope to a continent.
Malcolm Beith reports on the assassination of Maria Salazar.
Why hosting the World Cup and Olympic Games is bad for Rio de Janeiro.
The group's leaders won't rule out a return to violence “should the conditions present themselves”.
Hugo Chavez is definitely going to lose, isn’t he?
Paul Romer attacks Honduran government over its failure to ensure accountability of the new privately-run cities.
Litigation, and not broken glass, is the more likely consequence.
Reform has always been a “two-steps forward, one-step back” undertaking.
The campaigner on what's wrong with our drug laws - and how magic mushrooms might help treat depression.
Beheadings, torture, shootings uploaded to YouTube – the “war on drugs” has ravaged Mexico. But as the US considers treating the cartels as terrorist threats, the one solution it won’t consider is decriminalisation.
GQ's Dylan Jones gets out and about.
The WikiLeaks chief fears he could face the death penalty in the US for treason.
Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute blames "production error" for assistant's revealing outfit.
The government should remember our shameful role in arming the junta.