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Venezuela and Paraguay pick presidents this month, and Chile and Honduras gear up for votes in November. Some will swing left, others right.
The Associated Press moves away from the illegal label as US inches toward immigration overhaul.
Google’s building a data center, mobile providers are rolling out 4G networks, but that’s not all that’s in store.
As rumors swirl over Chavez's health, US State Department spokeswoman says Washington wants to see a fair Venezuelan transition, and denies any US meddling.
GlobalPost's far-flung correspondents often hear some verbal gems while reporting in the field. Here is a selection of their best quotes of 2012.
The life, death and music of a great Mexican-American diva.
Economics, immigration and the drug trade were prime on the mind of Mexico's president-elect as he met Obama.
Their relationship started with an interview and blossomed into asylum. Now Julian Assange could get a new lease on Ecuador's support as President Rafael Correa seeks a third term.
If they could vote in the US election, 58 percent of Mexicans would re-elect Barack Obama but many are disappointed with his handling of the drug war, immigration and trade relations, says a new survey.
Romney says he wants more trade with the Americas and fumes at Obama for suggesting sit-downs with Chavez and Castro. But most Latin America issues were absent.
In a 2012 election outside the United States, Barack Obama would beat Mitt Romney 65 percent to 18 percent, GlobalPost finds.
It might seem like a wave of Latin leaders with the disease, but cancer is a growing problem among the Latin American population overall.
With the UK-Ecuador impasse still looming, the Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry plans to school the UN on its diplomatic asylum for WikiLeaker Julian Assange.
It's there, just not as loud. Here is a look at how US religious leaders, from Jews to Muslims to Copts, have responded to the anti-US violence and the video that sparked it.
The US squabbles over voter IDs and other perceived hurdles for its own of-age citizens. But Argentina's government proposes widening its voter base to include foreigners and 16-year-olds.
As the US takes stock of parched farmland, Chile declares 'catastrophe areas' after a more than two-year drought.
Dissident Oswaldo Paya is rattling the island, even in his death.
Enrique Peña Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, is hitting back at rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, alleging he used illicit funds in his campaign.
The administration of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's few allies, 'vigorously condemns the terrorist attack' in Damascus.
The Central American country is considering a plan to stop handing jail sentences to those caught with up to 10 grams of marijuana.