Inflation of 31 percent and continuing food shortages are presenting major problems for President Hugo Chávez as he asks Venezuelans on Feb. 15 to lift term limits so he can run for reelection indefinitely.
Officials want to tap vast reserves to produce electric-car batteries, but threat of nationalization could scare off foreign investors.
The release of four hostages Sunday marks an attempt by FARC to regain public credibility after a devastating year, say analysts.
Community worker Nancy Monsalve has lived all her life in the tough Caracas barrio of 23 de Enero. She says life under Hugo Chávez has improved significantly.
After 10 years as president, Hugo Chávez has polarized Venezuela, but inspired its poor.
Increased demand for guacamole has helped make avocado exports a rare bright spot for Mexico in its free-trade saga with the US.
Activists hope that Bolivia’s new Constitution, which legally recognizes Afro-Bolivians for the first time, is just one of many new gains for blacks across Latin America.
For the first time in 13 years, the flow of remittances to Mexico has fallen.
A new constitution approved handily Sunday also risks dividing the nation.
Bolivians head to the polls Sunday to vote on a controversial new charter that boosts rights for indigenous people and nationalizes gas reserves.
How a former nun gets rival gangs to run their own legit businesses.
President Calderón is leading a drive to make Mexico's government more efficient, starting with nearly $40,000 in awards for the best stories of bloated bureaucracy.
In an abrupt turn, the Venezuelan president reinstated the program two days after its suspension.
Amid a bid for reelection, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's oil subsidy and antipoverty programs may be on the chopping block.
Freedom of press is under siege in Mexico. Calls grow for a new law to make such attacks on the media a federal crime.
A sharp drop in oil prices is forcing the country to reduce government spending.
This weekend, Cubans reflect on Fidel Castro's legacy: universal healthcare and a strong education system, but limits on freedom of expression and the struggle under a US embargo.
Last month, a group of American adoptive parents traveled to Guatemala to donate $30,000 worth of food, toys, clothes, and shoes to 1,000 poor indigenous families.
A three-month-old program that allows human rights workers 24-hour access to live images of prison life is the newest effort toward transparency for Chihuahua's lauded police department.
President Felipe Calderón's government has made a series of moves to clean up the country's police force. Results are open to interpretation.