Mario Vargas Llosa has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Isabel Hilton, who knew the auth
The support of the outgoing Brazilian president, Lula, for his former chief of staff transformed her
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?
The scenes from Chile as the first of the 33 trapped miners are finally rescued.
Piedad Córdoba, a close ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, is ousted from the senate.
Turmoil in the South American country continues, as the President, police and army all wrestle for c
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, talks to Ian Williams about his critics, Israel and the chall
The other crisis currently under way in Chile.
US troops to come to Costa Rica as Laura Chinchilla, the country’s first ever female president, is f
Financial liberalisation undermines democracy, handing power to a “virtual senate” that acts on beha
But will the former defence minister take responsibility for the murder of 2,000-plus civilians?
Countries sign several trade and investment agreements on the sidelines of BRIC summit in Brazilian
Hillary Clinton would be advised to keep her mouth shut.
“Las Malvinas son Argentinas”
Nobody dreamed in the 1970s that a few years later Britain would be waging war over the Falklands. N
The Haitian people overthrew slavery, uprooted dictators and foreign military rule, and elected a li
With US troops in control of their country, the outlook for the people of Haiti is bleak.
Porfirio Lobo declared winner of Honduras election, whilst defiant Zelaya denounces result
In Honduras, the spectre of US support for right-wing Latin American coups is making its reappearanc
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.
Fidel Castro has survived 600 assassination attempts to become the world symbol of anti-capitalism.
Surveying the fragments of an obliterated civilisation at the British Museum’s Moctezuma exhibition,
After the removal of my father by a military coup sanctions against the regime are vital