Obama’s empire
By Catherine Lutz - 30 July 9:03

The 44th president of the United States was elected amid hopes that he would roll back his country’s

Honduras wavers on the brink

The events of 28 June took everyone by surprise – shooting in the night in Tegucigalpa, followed by

Another scandal gets dodged
By Vincent Bevins - 02 July 12:18

Observations on Colombia

Anguish, oil and the Amazon
By Enrique Mendizabal - 18 June 10:53

Observations on Peru

Cuba goes capitalist
By Graham Norwood - 04 June 18:48

Observations on private property

A collision of cultures
By Nigel Fountain - 21 May 12:37

Oaxaca is home to the weird and the wonderful, including surreal graffiti, spectacular protests and

Spain closes the door
By Cheryl Gallagher - 07 May 12:22

Observations on immigration

Limping along on the left
By Peter Wilby - 23 April 13:45

. . . on teaching music, taxing drugs and taking on the right-wing bloggers

Engaging Latin America
By Vincent Bevins - 21 April 20:31

Barack Obama's recent first encounter with Latin American leaders highlights some of the challenges

People's protest clogs city
By Anisha Ahmed - 02 April 16:39

Life in London slowed down as hotspots of protests sprang up in different parts of the city

What G20 countries want
By George Eaton - 30 March 15:48

As the leaders of the world's biggest economies gather in London we look at some of the competing de

Art to conserve
By Richard Dawkins - 26 March 15:42

Richard Dawkins on how actress Lalla Ward's art is being used to help conserve endangered species -

The void of understanding
By Philip Gould - 19 March 11:48

“The theme is leadership, but the subtext is betrayal.” <em>Philip Gould</em> on a great pollster’s

Left wins in El Salvador
By Vincent Bevins - 16 March 10:47

The victory of the party that fought a guerrilla war against Reagan-backed rightists in El Salvador

Who's really destroying the earth?
By Julio Cesar Centeno - 10 March 10:45

The perception of population growth in developing countries as the culprit of worldwide environmenta

The method behind the myth
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 February 12:02

Some last-minute sentimentality mars an otherwise fresh take on the biopic

<strong>Che: Part Two

This week at the NS
By Ben Davies - 16 February 13:02

A round-up of some of the highlights from this week's New Statesman plus some of the things we're up

Victory in Venezuela?
By Vincent Bevins - 16 February 9:59

Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez secures the right to run again after winning a refere

View from the top
By Hester Lacey - 29 January 10:35

In Bolivia's highlands, breathtaking scenery overlooks a society in transition

São Paulo: the brand
By Simon Akam - 29 January 10:35


James Scudamore <em>Harvill Secker, 288pp, £12.99</em>

A new dawn for Bolivia?
By Vincent Bevins - 26 January 11:43

The proposed Bolivian constitution grants rights to children, the disabled, migrants, and universall

A pragmatic revolution
By Michael Harvey - 19 December 9:42

Bolivian politician René Martinez talks to newstatesman.com about rightwing political violence in Bo

The island that dared
By Michael Chanan - 18 December 9:44

The Cuban Revolution, which took place 50 years ago on New Year's Day, inspired some of the most mem

A hornet's nest for Obama
By Lindsey Hilsum - 18 December 9:44


Miguel doesn't sleep well these days. It's not his conscience - in his view, it was quite reasonable to kill the man who shot him in the head.

"I was taught to return a favour," he says. "It was a small sin."

Landmine ban failing
By Samira Shackle - 11 December 10:44

The recent Oslo convention banning landmines marks an important step forward, but it also illustrate

When writing saves lives
By Mahendra Kusuma Wardhana - 09 December 11:44

Mahendra Kusuma Wardhana - a former prisoner of conscience - has a personal experience of how much d

Justice for the disappeared
By Chris Bradley - 08 December 10:54

The battle to bring the murderers and torturers of the Argentinian military dictatorship to book has

Men on a motorbike pass a Chavez mural in Caracas.
The Chávez decade
By Stephanie Blankenburg - 05 December 9:42

Academic and former economic adviser to the Venezuelan vice-president gives her analysis of the first ten years.

The real Hugo Chávez
By kenzieeliase410 - 05 December 9:38

A decade after Hugo Chávez was first elected Venezuelan president Hugh 0'Shaughnessy pays tribute to

The making of a magician
By Alice O'Keeffe - 27 November 9:45

<strong>Gabriel García Márquez: a Life</strong>

Gerald Martin

<em>Bloomsbury, 688pp, £25</em>