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Analysis: WikiLeaker Julian Assange finds refuge in a South American country’s embassy. But the region’s repressive regimes would vex PRISM leaker Edward Snowden.
Lawmakers approved a deal for a Chinese tycoon to build a canal to link Pacific and Atlantic that would rival the Panama Canal.
United and integrated, the region would be a force to reckon with on the world stage. But does Latin America’s unification reality match up to the rhetoric?
There are ways out of the world's costly 'war on drugs' that are gaining traction south of the US border, but which Washington will not sign off on any time soon.
South America's cocaine giant is also the best at fabricating phony dollar bills. The US Secret Service is working with Peruvian police to stop it.
Analysis: Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, exhibits authoritarian tendencies, her opponents say, pointing to her new judicial reform as a case in point.
The US Supreme Court will decide whether the company can be put on trial in the United States for its role in the 1970s crackdowns in Argentina.
The Peruvian anchovy is the world's most heavily exploited fish. Now Peru's government is trying to reduce overfishing of the popular little forager.
Relatives of Peru's imprisoned ex-president, Alberto Fujimori, have pushed for a pardon on questionable claims of ill health. Now it's up to the current leader, Humala, who once revolted against him.
Peruvians are outraged by the low-wage military's new draft, and that the rich can afford to dodge it.
Tapping into a vast lithium bounty, President Evo Morales envisions a smartphone and electric car battery-charged Bolivian revolution.
Although criticized by Washington, Bolivia’s softer approach to fighting drugs may work better than US-designed strategies in Peru and Colombia.
Few sports are as grueling as mountaineering, where just catching your next breath is a constant challenge. How do elite mountaineers prepare for the highest peaks?
Bolivia’s fabulously rich silver mine has claimed thousands of victims, yet the men keep coming.
South America’s science and technology lag behind its breakneck economic growth, but some in the region are working to change that.
Argentina and Iran agree to investigate the deadly 1994 blast at a Buenos Aires Jewish center. Trouble is, Argentine prosecutors reckon Iran was behind it, and Tehran won't let Iranian suspects be interrogated.
A new study of Brazil's rain forest says deforestation last year occurred more than twice as fast as in 2011.
US consumers unwittingly support illegal logging. Is Washington's new effort to crack down on the practice "just another action plan"?
Argentina’s taxman is taking aim at the seamier side of South American soccer.
Missing fire extinguishers and flouting other health and safety codes, Latin American nightclubs have been the scene of deadly blazes before.