Seeking better schools, Latin America – the world's most unequal region – is trying models like Teach for America.
Drug trafficking and extortion are expected to increase in Colombia as the government and FARC continue peace talks, and relationships between Guatemalan and Mexican drug gangs could strengthen.
From three former presidents under investigation for charges for money laundering to selling pardons, and over 90 percent of Peru's mayors accused of corruption, Peru is facing systemic corruption.
Peru is looking to Middle East investors as it gears up for upcoming auctions for a $6 billion second line of the Lima subway, a $4 billion gas pipeline, and a $500 million international airport in Cusco.
The case of two British women charged with smuggling cocaine out of Peru could become a diplomatic row like a similar case between Mexico and France.
In a Lima, Peru slum, an oasis of urban agriculture blooms beneath high-tension electric wires.