It could have been me
By Jenni Murray - 26 June 13:00

Jenni Murray on Marielos Monzón

A courageous radio presenter puts her life on the line to draw att

Heart of the Amazon
By Peter Culshaw - 26 June 13:00

Peter Culshaw meets the extraordinary composer bringing the music of Brazil's shamans to Europe

A very modern icon
By George Galloway - 12 June 13:00

Che Guevara represents what today's politicians conspicuously lack: idealism, self-sacrifice and a d

A glimpse of freedom: John Pilger on progress in South America
By John Pilger - 29 May 13:00

Out of the new spirit in Latin America, the Bolivians (with the Venezuelans) have seen a future.

Excuse me, is this 'the left'?
By John Kampfner - 22 May 13:00

On the day Hugo Chávez hit London, Tony Blair launched his "Let's talk" initiative. John Kampfner li

The Latino giant awakes
By Andrew Stephen - 01 May 13:00

The new political and economic power of Hispanic immigrants is fuelling an ugly mood of racism in Am

A purse with strings
By Tom Hennigan - 17 April 13:00

Observations on Brazil

Another ally of Chávez on the way up
By Justin Vogler - 10 April 13:00

Observations on Peru

A tiny step for womankind
By Annie Kelly - 27 March 13:00

Argentina is fighting the fashionistas with a law against micro-sized clothing. Annie Kelly reports

Urban life - Darcus Howe joins an orgy in the Caribbean
By Darcus Howe - 06 March 12:00

Citizens of all classes and shapes are involved in the national orgy that is Carnival

Ghetto fabulous
By Alex Bellos - 27 February 12:00

Scarred by violence and political repression, Brazil's shanty towns have responded with an outpourin

The capital sinner set to be president
By Justin Vogler - 12 December 12:00

Observations on Chile

America's new enemy is close at home: John Pilger on the rise of the south
By John Pilger - 14 November 12:00

Latin Americans have spent the past few years finding their voices. Now they may have the strength to speak out.

Scandals threaten Lula
By Richard Bourne - 14 November 12:00

Has Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's president, blown it for the left in the country? The party he helped found, the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT), has been knocked sideways by two different forces.

Mark Thomas looks for lost evidence
By Mark Thomas - 24 October 13:00

Getting rid of the whole bothersome process of trial and evidence would make policing a doddle

Victims of a secret chemical war
By Sue Branford - 24 October 13:00

Observations on Colombia

Urban life - Darcus Howe avoids his homeland
By Darcus Howe - 17 October 13:00

I don't need the Foreign Office to warn me of a crime wave in Trinidad and Tobago

Rumsfeld prowls the backyard
By Simon Hooper - 10 October 13:00

What was Donald Rumsfeld doing in Paraguay in August? One might imagine the US defence secretary had enough on his plate orchestrating the war on terror. In fact, Rumsfeld has been displaying an alarming degree of interest in Paraguayan affairs recently.

Hugo Chavez - showing the US who's master
By Gerri Peev - 10 October 13:00

Venezuela's president is rarely seen by foreigners for what he is: one of the world's most popular a

Why does the left still back Castro?
By David Tinline - 26 September 13:00

Observations on Cuba

Michael Portillo - Desert airs
By Michael Portillo - 22 August 13:00

Opera - Under the stars, a programme of adventurous spirit shines, writes Michael Portillo


Minister of sound
By Sue Steward - 25 July 13:00

As claims of corruption rocked his country's government, the Brazilian minister for culture still en

Darcus Howe revisits 1990
By Darcus Howe - 18 July 13:00

On my way to the airport and home, a bomb exploded in the centre of Port of Spain

The communist heaven that is Cuba
By James Sparshatt - 27 June 13:00

Helping the National Theatre get inside a Cuban cigar factory should have been easy for the photogra

Boom and bust
By Adam Feinstein - 20 June 13:00

'Magical realism has now generally been replaced by a streetwise literature that reflects the fact t

One country bent on change
By Simon Hooper - 20 June 13:00

Despite its name, La Paz is rarely peaceful these days.

Latin America rises up
By Isabel Hilton - 20 June 13:00

While Bush pursues his global mission, big changes are happening in his own backyard. A region Washi

Darcus Howe
By Darcus Howe - 13 June 13:00

A politician chooses jail and tips Trinidad towards all-out racial civil war

Brass in pocket
By Alice O'Keeffe - 02 May 13:00

Encounters - The Buena Vista Social Club was just the start for Cuba's musical capitalist Juan de Ma

As politicians blame the drugs trade, John Pilger names the real killers in Columbia
By John Pilger - 21 March 12:00

The UK government finds it convenient to blame Colombia's huge murder rate on drugs. But the true killers are closer to home.