Defining who is 'middle class' in Brazil is a complex task, as the country's traditional middle class often sees itself as at odds with the new middle class.
The Venezuelan president announced plans to nationalize his country's gold industry and move Venezuela's reserves out of Western banks and into the banks of more friendly nations.
Yesterday’s resignation of Brazilian Minister of Agriculture Wagner Rossi marked the fourth ministerial resignation in 8 months - a new record for Brazilian democracy.
Peru's new president has vowed to take a hard line against the country’s Shining Path guerrillas, and appears to have modeled his strategy on Colombia's counterinsurgency successes.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is now the clear front-runner in October's presidential election. Here is what she and Argentina opposition candidates are offering.
The leaders of Venezuela and Mexico have been fighting crime in similar ways. But differences in political agendas, cooperation with the US, and high-level corruption raise interesting questions.
The arrest of the Colombian woman, accused of laundering money for the Mexican drug cartel, will do little to hamper a group that operates in as many as 50 countries, including the US.
Brazil's new middle class, by spending record numbers on consumer goods and services like travel, is attracting investment and international business to the country, fueling its growth.
With her flashy outfits, posh tastes, and extensive criminal ties, Sandra Avila Beltran has become a media darling in Mexico and the US.
The former first lady divorced President Alvaro Colom to sidestep Guatemala's ban on presidential dynasties. But a ruling from the country's highest court still determined her ineligible.
President Juan Manuel Santos announced a strategic shift in Colombia's struggle against guerrilla rebels and narco-paramilitaries, in part via improved cooperation between government agencies.
The Venezuelan leader, who is in Cuba for treatment, reflected recently on more than a decade in office.
The reports suggest that, despite what might seem like common sense, investment in dangerous pockets of Mexico is up.
Rousseff's purge of old-guard ministers – the latest, Nelson Jobim, resigned Thursday – shows a low tolerance for corruption, but she has not brought legal sanctions against the ousted.
The 6,060 year sentence handed out to soldiers for a 1982 massacre during Guatemala's civil war was hailed by rights groups. But this is only the second massacre of 669 to be brought to trial.
Proponents of a straight pride parade say that it is needed to shore up Brazil's eroding 'morals.' But critics call it a homophobic distraction from the serious problems that afflict the city.
The government hailed a long list of recent arrests of drug lords and other criminals, but such events always seem to be paired with a setback or other negative development in the drug war.