Bolivians vote Sunday on the fate of President Evo Morales and other top officials.
Alberto Vollmer's programs for poor squatters and young hoodlums seen as a model for defusing social tensions.
Two sisters in Lima win acclaim for breaking stereotypes – and teaching women business skills.
With food prices on the rise, 'community kitchens' provide half a million Lima residents with affordable daily meals.
Yoani Sanchez won the Spanish equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, but her government wouldn't allow her to leave the country to receive it.
They just want the freedom to travel and access to the tech touchstones of their generation: iPods, Facebook, and text messages.
Only a handful of political activists are willing to risk fighting for basic freedoms. But more ordinary Cubans, they say, are asking how to get involved.
A government critic's collection includes Bibles, books by Cuban defectors, and positive biographies about Fidel Castro.
Since Raúl Castro took the helm in February, he's rolled out a series economic changes, including allowing Cubans to buy cellphones and giving farmers profit-incentives.
John Parke Wright, with close ties to the Castro brothers, says Cuba is starting to open up economically.
John McCain supports a tight US embargo. Barack Obama says he'll loosen it.
President Alan García presides over one of the region's fastest growth rates, but his approval rating sank to 26 percent this week because the poor say their lives aren't any better.
A new pro-poor break-away church vexes the country's Catholic leaders, who call it a Chávez ploy.
Demonstrators from presidents to pop stars filled the streets across Colombia and in 80 cities worldwide, demanding that FARC release all remaining hostages.
On Tuesday, a US Army deserter was deported. An unrelated but simultaneous video release showed a Canadian Gitmo detainee taken at age 15 crying, 'Oh Mommy!'
Without Bush to rail against, Chávez will be left without a foil, say analysts.
Tougher immigration control and stricter environmental and food safety regulations are prompting US firms to move farms to Mexico, Brazil, and everywhere in between.
The high food and commodity prices hurting most countries are buoying Brazil, a top exporter of minerals, soy, beef, chicken, and grains.
After a series of setbacks, leftist President Hugo Chávez welcomed his conservative nemesis – Colombia's Álvaro Uribe – to a reconcilatory meeting on Friday.
The Franco-Colombian politician was freed from a jungle rebel camp last week. Now Bogotá's buzzing with talk about her political future.