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More protests are planned in Venezuela today, after Maduro called for direct talks with the US.
This Andean nation produces no coca leaves, but more than 100 tons of cocaine cross its borders every year.
Here's what to watch ahead of more planned protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
Anti- and pro-government protesters have clashed in Venezuela this week. Here's what's making them angry.
Political cartoonist Bonil is the first target of Ecuador's tough new media law.
Police and court failings pave the way for mobs to mete out grotesque ‘popular justice.’
The human toll of Latin America’s violence is well documented. Now experts are gauging the loss in dollars and cents.
In the wake of neighboring Uruguay's marijuana revolution, Paraguay's president wants to keep pot illegal.
The gruesome murders of gays in the region are shocking. So is how rarely the violence gets reported.
The taboo is broken: Argentina's new anti-drug czar says the country ‘deserves’ the debate, while Chile's new president could ease marijuana laws.
A TV character meant to make Peruvians laugh reveals the casual racism still common in this South American country, campaigners say.
With Chile re-electing President Michelle Bachelet, Latin America, land of ‘machismo,’ has a record four female heads of state.
The best surfing. The best ceviche. Need we say more?
… and harm the livelihoods of coastal dwellers.
Analysis: Michelle Bachelet is widely expected to return to the presidency, marking an alternate leftward route from the fiery populism of some other South American leaders.
Brazil, Argentina and other countries across the Americas are seeking to ramp up fossil-fuel production. So much for curbing carbon emissions.
... and threatening beaches worldwide.
Latin American coffee growers struggle with rock-bottom prices and a crushing outbreak of coffee leaf rust.
A new study shows gold mining is tearing up far more of Peru's precious Amazon jungle than previously thought.
Despite the Argentine pope's pledge to punish pedophilia, several Latin American countries are grappling with molestation cases and the church's hushed responses.