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

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 29 December 7:25

Pakistan: coalition

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 04 November 7:17

US: midterms

Chronicle of a fight foretold
By Isabel Hilton - 19 October 9:20

Mario Vargas Llosa has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Isabel Hilton, who knew the auth

The rise of Dilma Rousseff
By Annabel Symington - 18 October 9:18

The support of the outgoing Brazilian president, Lula, for his former chief of staff transformed her

While the media watches the miners,Chile’s ghosts are not being rescued
By John Pilger - 14 October 8:17

The media swarmed as 33 copper miners were winched to safety from their underground prison in Copiapo; but what of Chile's more troublesome ghosts?

In pictures: Chile mine rescue
By George Eaton - 13 October 10:06

The scenes from Chile as the first of the 33 trapped miners are finally rescued.

Colombian senator banned for "collaborating" with FARC rebels
By Ruth Collins - 08 October 16:50

Piedad Córdoba, a close ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, is ousted from the senate.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 07 October 8:09

Nigeria: lead poisoning

State of emergency in Ecuador
By Ruth Collins - 01 October 18:50

Turmoil in the South American country continues, as the President, police and army all wrestle for c

The man with the world on his shoulders
By Ian Williams - 27 September 12:04

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, talks to Ian Williams about his critics, Israel and the chall

The untold story of the Mapuche hunger strike
By Ruth Collins - 15 September 18:20

The other crisis currently under way in Chile.

Outsourcing law and order
By Samantha Eyler Reid - 30 July 17:39

US troops to come to Costa Rica as Laura Chinchilla, the country’s first ever female president, is f

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 15 July 1:14

France: veil ban

The high cost of neoliberalism
By Noam Chomsky - 28 June 9:08

Financial liberalisation undermines democracy, handing power to a “virtual senate” that acts on beha

Santos wins landslide victory in Colombian election
By Ines Ward - 24 June 16:43

But will the former defence minister take responsibility for the murder of 2,000-plus civilians?

China and Brazil boost links
By New Statesman - 16 April 13:49

Countries sign several trade and investment agreements on the sidelines of BRIC summit in Brazilian

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 25 March 7:06

Israel: fake passports

Why the Falklands must remain British
By Gerald Kaufman - 15 March 8:25

Hillary Clinton would be advised to keep her mouth shut.

The islands of black gold
By Peter Wilby - 15 March 7:23

Nobody dreamed in the 1970s that a few years later Britain would be waging war over the Falklands. N

The land that wouldn't lie
By Peter Hallward - 28 January 7:06

The Haitian people overthrew slavery, uprooted dictators and foreign military rule, and elected a li

A Very American Coup: John Pilger on the US kidnapping of Haiti
By John Pilger - 28 January 7:06

With US troops in control of their country, the outlook for the people of Haiti is bleak.

Honduras elects new president
By James Burgess - 30 November 12:42

Porfirio Lobo declared winner of Honduras election, whilst defiant Zelaya denounces result

The people of Honduras have been betrayed
By James Burgess - 27 November 12:32

In Honduras, the spectre of US support for right-wing Latin American coups is making its reappearanc

A luta continua
By Vincent Bevins and Paula Mejia - 26 November 5:41

From the end of November, Uruguay is likely to have as its president José "El Pepe" Mujica - a former Marxist guerrilla who spent over a decade in prison.

The last revolutionary
By Simon Reid-Henry - 05 November 5:55

Fidel Castro has survived 600 assassination attempts to become the world symbol of anti-capitalism.

The revolutionary road
By Simon Reid-Henry - 05 November 5:55

Fidel’s defining moments

“All will be done again as it was in far-off times”
By Tom Holland - 15 October 8:38

Surveying the fragments of an obliterated civilisation at the British Museum’s Moctezuma exhibition,