Jenni Murray on Marielos Monzón
A courageous radio presenter puts her life on the line to draw att
Peter Culshaw meets the extraordinary composer bringing the music of Brazil's shamans to Europe
Che Guevara represents what today's politicians conspicuously lack: idealism, self-sacrifice and a d
Out of the new spirit in Latin America, the Bolivians (with the Venezuelans) have seen a future.
On the day Hugo Chávez hit London, Tony Blair launched his "Let's talk" initiative. John Kampfner li
The new political and economic power of Hispanic immigrants is fuelling an ugly mood of racism in Am
Observations on Peru
Argentina is fighting the fashionistas with a law against micro-sized clothing. Annie Kelly reports
Citizens of all classes and shapes are involved in the national orgy that is Carnival
Scarred by violence and political repression, Brazil's shanty towns have responded with an outpourin
Observations on Chile
Latin Americans have spent the past few years finding their voices. Now they may have the strength to speak out.
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.
Getting rid of the whole bothersome process of trial and evidence would make policing a doddle
Observations on Colombia
I don't need the Foreign Office to warn me of a crime wave in Trinidad and Tobago
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.
Venezuela's president is rarely seen by foreigners for what he is: one of the world's most popular a
Observations on Cuba
Opera - Under the stars, a programme of adventurous spirit shines, writes Michael Portillo
As claims of corruption rocked his country's government, the Brazilian minister for culture still en
On my way to the airport and home, a bomb exploded in the centre of Port of Spain
Helping the National Theatre get inside a Cuban cigar factory should have been easy for the photogra
'Magical realism has now generally been replaced by a streetwise literature that reflects the fact t
Despite its name, La Paz is rarely peaceful these days.
While Bush pursues his global mission, big changes are happening in his own backyard. A region Washi
A politician chooses jail and tips Trinidad towards all-out racial civil war
Encounters - The Buena Vista Social Club was just the start for Cuba's musical capitalist Juan de Ma
The UK government finds it convenient to blame Colombia's huge murder rate on drugs. But the true killers are closer to home.