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Poverty and unemployment are down. Street crime and inflation are up.
Hugo Chavez tarnishes his revolutionary image by siding with the Middle East despots amid protests.
Despite its energy wealth, Venezuela is plagued by power blackouts.
The concept of surfing may have originated 2,000 years ago with indigenous fishermen in northern Peru.
Nearly half of Colombia's 68 indigenous languages are in danger of disappearing altogether.
The brown, cockroach-size ants are roasted, salted and eaten like peanuts.
Latin American nations are experimenting with new financial tools that provide on-the-spot cash when earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other disasters strike.
There's a movement afoot to rewrite the national anthem, which critics say damages the national psyche and creates an inferiority complex.
A UN treaty calls for the eradication of coca, which can be turned into cocaine. But the leaves are widely chewed in Bolivia and Peru.
Alberto Fujimori is in prison for human rights abuses. But his daughter Keiko Fujimori might be the next president of Peru. And she's running on his legacy.
Extracting gold can involve moving mountains. Some believe it's worth the cost.
China and Colombia are talking about building 250 miles of railroad to link Colombia's Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
Microfinance was going to be the answer to poverty. Is microinsurance now the new panacea?
Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed and vast tracts of farmland under water.
To attract new investors, Colombia must kick its corruption habit.
As foreign investments flows in, Colombia deals with the fallout from its suddenly strong peso.
Students scramble to get to school without getting shot in Colombia’s second-largest city.
Leader's death a 'devastating blow' to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
So far, retirement has been a little rocky for the hugely popular former president.
Pablo Escobar liked to relax at Hacienda Napoles. Now it's a tourist attraction.