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As some Latin American leaders call for legalization of narcotics, Peru — a leading coca grower — remains opposed. A former anti-drug czar turned dissident explains why.
Nine miners survived six days in collapsed mine, getting food, water and oxygen through a tube.
Ollanta Humala’s unruly, jailed brother appears destined to ruin him.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa says: “We cannot be beggars sitting on a bag of gold.”
Independent analysts have different numbers, but the government doesn't want to listen.
At least three dead and 55 injured in a crackdown on protesters fighting to defend illegal gold mining in the Amazon.
As loggers and ranchers encroach on the previously unknown tribe, advocates warn that making contact would be illegal.
'Artemio,' leader of the now dwindling guerrilla group, faces life in jail for terrorism and drug trafficking charges.
A US metal smelter in Peru was closed after turning La Oroya into one of the world's most polluted towns. Now it could reopen.
As El Universo faces fines and jail time for critical op-ed, Ecuador's president takes heat for pushing new law supposedly meant to prevent media bias in electoral coverage.
The South American nation did better than Brazil this past decade. So what's its secret?
Critics blow the whistle on costly venue revamps and high ticket prices in one of the most unequal countries in the world.
Argentina and the UK face off again.
A threat sends 2,000 officers into hiding as cartels battle again to control Ciudad Juarez.
Amid the hunt for credits in the Amazon, worries that locals won't benefit.
For Brazil nut farmers in the Amazon, carbon credits could offer new income.
A global carbon market aims to curb emissions by protecting the forests. Will it work?
Macchu Piccu, Brazilian beaches brings more tourodollars, report says
The case highlights entrenched corruption in the country.
President Perez Molina promises an Iron Fist, but little specifics, as Mexico's death toll mounts