Who won the drug war? Drugs did
The world — not just Colorado and Washington — embraces a more laissez faire approach to narcotics.
For Venezuela, the great mystery starring Chavez
The president may be back from Cuba, but none of the uncertainty has been cleared up. Here's a look at possible scenarios.
An African pope? Don't bet on it
Vatican watchers predict Italians or Latin Americans are most likely to claim St. Peter's throne.
Argentina love hotels shoot for the stars
More understated than love hotels elsewhere in Latin America, 'telos' in Buenos Aires are seeking a new type of clientele.
Argentina's foreign minister Hector Timerman says 'no such thing as Falkland Islander'
Argentina's foreign minister says there's no such thing as a Falkland Islander, and people living on the disputed islands off the Argentine coast are just British citizens living on disputed land.
Argentina curbs trade in 'soccer slaves'
Argentina’s taxman is taking aim at the seamier side of South American soccer.
Remember the ozone hole?
The international community joined together to reduce the growing ozone hole in the 1980s. Two decades on, some hope the campaign may provide lessons for the fight against climate change.
Latin America takes action to decriminalize abortion
Roe v. Wade provides framework for progressing past restrictive laws.
Argentina: International pedophile ring busted
Argentina police busted an international pedophile ring that used social media websites to swap pornographic images and videos of children.
Argentina: 2 Americans killed while climbing mountain
Two American men, from Oregon and Colorado, died during a climb of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.
In Latin America, a growing backlash against genetically modified food
Backers say GMOs help farmers produce more, but greens and some politicos fear the risks of tinkering with crops’ DNA.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Copa Sudamericana: Argentina's Tigre soccer club accuses Brazilian police of pulling guns on players
Argentine soccer club Tigre says they had to forfeit an important game because of police brutality.
Iniesta deserves FIFA award ahead of Messi, Ronaldo (VIDEO)
Spain's Andres Iniesta deserves to win top player of 2012 trophy, the Ballon d'Or.
Argentina's credit rating drops after Fitch says default 'probable'
Fitch drops Argentina's rating to CC from B, 8 levels below investment grade.
Vulture fund NML Capital's profit quest could push Argentina to default
NML Capital, run by a Mitt Romney donor, could force a default, says Fitch.
After 8N, Time to Change the Rhetoric in Argentina
Commentary: Online interaction should spawn new ideas and inspire national conversation.
Argentina: Union strikes cripple Buenos Aires, other cities
Argentina unions General Workers Confederation and Argentinian Workers Central are demanding lower taxes and more benefits.
Gaza: The conflict heard round the world
The world weighs in on the explosion of hostilities between Israel and Hamas.
Why Argentina refuses to pay hedge funds
Argentina's political philosophy influences its economic policy; its leftist government is telling hedge fund managers to accept pay cuts or leave.
Bolivia tells fat kids: "Eat like a native"
Eat your heart out Jamie Oliver. To trim down, Bolivian school kids chow quinoa and other indigenous staples.
Pot-banging protesters of the 'cacerolazos' take to streets in Argentina and beyond
Argentines took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Thursday night in some of the biggest protests in a decade, fueled by opposition to President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's government.
Argentina gives 16-year-olds the right to vote
Argentina's Congress votes to lower voting age by two years, but some suspect measure is intended to garner more votes for president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Argentina soccer fans sentenced for vandalism, sent home from Paraguay
Paraguay has sent home 35 Argentina soccer fans after sentencing them to two-year suspended jail terms for acts of vandalism at a match in Asuncion.
5 dead, 11 missing in Argentina supermarket roof collapse
At least five people are dead and 11 are missing after the roof of a supermarket in the southwestern city of Neuquén, Argentina, collapsed.
Crew of seized Argentina ship fly home
Nearly 300 crew members of an Argentina ship seized in Ghana flew home on Wednesday after being docked for weeks on behalf of creditors seeking money lost on defaulted bonds.
Trelew massacre: Army officers get life in prison
Three former-army officers in Argentina have been sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the Trelew massacre, when 16 jailed rebel fighters were killed in 1972.
US hedge fund seized an Argentine naval ship
Elliot Capital Management took control of the ARA Libertad after Argentina's government failed to pay back a 2001 bond.
Bullet to ballot: Today's Latin American strongmen cling to power at the polls
Analysis: Democracy is under attack — from Venezuela to Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia — this time by populist elected leaders who've proved unbeatable at the ballot box.
Israel disappointed about Argentina's talks with Iran
Israel said it was greatly disappointed by Argentina's decision to meet with Iran to discuss two 1990s bombings in Buenos Aires that targeted Jewish organizations.
Argentina and Iran to discuss 1990s Buenos Aires bombings
Iran and Argentina have agreed to a meeting to discuss two 1990s bombings in Buenos Aires for which Argentina blames Tehran.