Mexico's drug war: the battle without hope
By Malcolm Beith - 08 August 12:01

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.

An aerial view of the 'Christ the Redeemer' statue
Cruising at altitude, edgy Rio and Bowie’s London boys
By Dylan Jones - 25 July 16:03

GQ's Dylan Jones gets out and about.

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