The real reason Julian Assange sought asylum
By Ryan Gallagher - 20 June 10:45

The WikiLeaks chief fears he could face the death penalty in the US for treason.

People watch the debate of presidential candidates on giant screens on a street.
Mexican presidential debate overshadowed by a low-cut dress
By Samira Shackle - 08 May 15:38

Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute blames "production error" for assistant's revealing outfit.

New Statesman
Argentina’s "Falklands debt" goes to the heart of our unethical foreign policy
By Nick Dearden - 10 April 17:13

The government should remember our shameful role in arming the junta.

Buenos Aires
The lost colony
By Chris Moss - 29 March 17:01

Buenos Aires is home to ghosts from British history past and present.

British soldiers leave Southhampton, 1982
The land that time forgot
By John Shakespeare - 29 March 9:42

As we mark the 30th anniversary of Argentina’s invasion of the Falklands, a former British diplomat

New Statesman
Hugo’s last stand?
By Girish Gupta - 12 March 0:00

Chávez's one idea.

Why Britain is in the wrong over the Falklands
By TJ Coles - 11 March 11:13

The UK has no legal right to the islands and only defends them to exploit oil and gas reserves.

Castro: US president should be a robot
By Roberto Barros - 09 January 18:16

Ninety per cent of voters would back the robot, says former Cuban leader.

Hugo Chávez: Is the US giving Latin American leaders cancer?
By Samira Shackle - 29 December 13:15

The Venezuelan leader ponders whether the US could have "developed a technology to induce cancer".

How to tackle crime? A giant outdoor escalator, of course
By Samira Shackle - 28 December 11:54

Huge escalator in Colombian city of Medellin will shorten commute through gang-plagued area.

John Pilger: In Mexico, a universal struggle against power and forgetting
By John Pilger - 10 November 15:02

Mexican politics and business have been polluted by greedy forces backed by Wall Street.

Epitaph for another da­­­­­y
By Ariel Dorfman - 05 September 1:00

Ariel Dorfman reflects on two fateful September mornings, 28 years apart.

South America: why the silence?
By Sophie FitzMaurice - 26 August 13:24

Why does the US media care more about riots across the pond than protests happening on its doorstep?

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 22 August 1:00

1. Europe

Slumlands — filthy secret of the modern mega-city
By Paul Mason - 08 August 1:00

Across the world, slums are home to a billion people. The rich elite want the shanty towns cleared,

John Pilger: Times have changed in Cuba, but softly the struggle continues
By John Pilger - 04 August 11:07

The Cuban people still hold their independence dear.

Peru’s Ollanta Humala: a Lula look-alike
By John Crabtree - 26 July 17:32

While comparisons with Brazil's former president are evident, Humala must now address challenges uni

Chávez reveals cancer treatment
By George Eaton - 01 July 12:56

"I neglected my health," says the Venezuelan president.

Hugo Chávez: not dead
By George Eaton - 27 June 13:13

Reports of the Venezuelan President's death have been exaggerated.

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 23 June 13:28

1. Europe

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 26 May 13:04

1. Africa

Iraq “dodgy dossier” authors strike again
By Francisco Dominguez - 12 May 18:08

Venezuela Farc files must be read with the same scepticism that WMD claims deserved.

How Peru is poised to defy Washington
By Tom Kavanagh - 28 April 18:17

Fujimori versus Humala is a battle of neoliberal continuity against progressive reform.

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 20 April 13:48

1. North America

Guatemalan First Lady divorces to be eligible for presidential election
By Francisco Perez - 14 April 18:54

In an attempt to bypass the Constitution, Sandra Torres divorced Alavaro Colom, the Guatemalan Presi

The Mexican media pledge
By Francisco Perez - 14 April 17:41

The sheer numbers of participants reveals an apparent consensus.

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 31 March 12:47

1. Europe

Why Obama is courting his troublesome neighbours
By Simon Reid-Henry - 23 March 11:04

In a world of shifting power balances, the president is wise to re-engage Latin America.

Mexico’s disappeared women
By Girish Gupta - 17 February 14:57

Since 1993, hundreds of women have been murdered in the desert city of Ciudad Juárez. There is no cl

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