The nation Che failed to lead to socialism finally seems to have caught the revolutionary bug
Despite a Booker nomination and a Nobel Prize, these writers, unheard in their own land, feel oppres
The Pinochet File: a declassified dossier on atrocity and accountability
Peter Kornbluh <em>The Ne
Baroness Amos should intervene in Guyana, the island of her birth
How Stab Up sang for the magistrate and was rewarded with mercy
Grace Livingstone in Venezuela finds that, while the liberal middle class has deserted Chavez, the p
You think you know this story. You don't. In a journey from Soweto to Papua to Mexico, Paul Kingsnor
What happens to all the money donated to Nicaragua, that favourite middle-class cause? Gideon Burrow
Observations on direct democracy
Brazil's president says he'll attempt the impossible in this, one of the world's most unequal societ
Keep away from Guyana, where my friend was given a pistol as an act of welcome
Film - Philip Kerr discovers magic in Peru, but fails to fall under Harry Potter's latest spell
Art - Ned Denny on how the Aztecs shocked the mind into an awareness of divinity
A lesson in how to light a cigar with a death-ray
Argentina was once so prosperous that poor Europeans emigrated there. Now, children starve and thous
My son is unsafe in a country where dismal economics are turning everyone to crime
Venezuela's hidden people - the majority who are of Indian or black descent - have found a champion
While the left is beating a retreat in western Europe, it is gaining ground in Latin America. But, o
Pinochet in Piccadilly: Britain and Chile's hidden history
Andy Beckett <em>Faber and Faber, 280pp
Justin Webster meets Hugo Chavez, the in-out-in ruler of Venezuela, and finds he still fears for his
Last month, I wrote about Venezuela, pointing out that little had been reported in this country about the achievements of Hugo Chavez and the threat to his reforming government from the usual alliance of a corrupt local elite and the United States.
Once, we all knew where we stood on people's uprisings. But as Venezuela shows, you can't trust them
Photography - Richard Gott on a vision of Cuba that transcends the usual romantic cliches
William Gill, checking old rumours about the Falklands war, talked to an Argentinian ex-captain. Wha
Almost 30 years after the violent destruction of the reformist government of Salvador Allende in Chile, a repeat performance is being planned in Venezuela. Little of this has been reported in Britain.
The state of Trinidad and Tobago is hotting up. There is a political impasse caused by the two main parties winning an equal number of seats in parliament. The prime minister, Patrick Manning, refuses to accommodate the power-sharing that the opposition leader, Basdeo Panday, demands.
A basic rule of life is: never cross a picket line, unless it is the police who are on strike. Then you have to, as a point of principle. Nor should it stop there.