Despite economic strides, two-thirds of Latin America averaged in the bottom half of the 2012 Transparency International corruption rankings. Countries like Brazil, however, offer some hope.
A first-of-its-kind study quantifies the intergenerational price tag of domestic violence. In a region of emerging economies, where GDP growth is paramount to success, could this motivate policymakers?
Colombian cocaine production fell by 25 percent from 2010, according to US data. But a UN report says otherwise. Why the discrepancy?
Analysts predict a tight June 5 runoff after this weekend's presidential vote. Left-wing candidate Ollanta Humala is expected to face Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori.
Eleven percent of the electorate was still undecided ahead of today's Peru election, a fact that could swing the vote away from leading candidate Ollanta Humala.
Imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, current President Alan García, and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient Mario Vargas Llosa are replicating, in some ways, their own electoral circus from 20 years ago.
Stunning new photos of an isolated Amazonian tribe raise awareness of illegal logging along the Brazil-Peru border. But should the photographer have asked for permission first?
US woman Lori Berenson was paroled Monday night after serving nearly 15 years in Peru for aiding leftist rebels. Her case could have an impact on other inmates serving terrorism sentences.
Peru, the world's second-largest cocaine producer, has asked for more US aid in combating drug trafficking and blamed Washington's policies for driving coca plant production in Peru.
Mario Vargas Llosa's political identity as a right-wing maverick as made waves on both sides of Peru's political spectrum since the 1980s.
Lori Berenson was released on parole three months ago. But the mother of a 15-month old was sent back to prison Wednesday, after a judge in Peru struck down her parole. Berenson has served 15 years of a 20-year sentence. She was convicted of aiding Peruvian leftist rebels.
Joran van der Sloot's lawyer is trying to get his confession of murder thrown out. Van der Sloot says he was tricked into giving a confession by Peru's police. But Peruvian legal experts say the confession is likely to stand.
Peruvians are wondering if the unfinished FBI sting operation in Aruba and Alabama financed Joran van der Sloot's trip to Peru. His lawyer says Joran van der Sloot's confession of murder should be thrown out by a Peruvian judge.
Joran van der Sloot is scheduled to reenact his murder of a university student today. He confessed on Monday, but the reenactment of the killing could be crucial to the charges he'll face and how much time he'll spend in prison.
In the wake of Joran van der Sloot's confession to killing a Peruvian university student, Peru's press is on fire with stories of the 'psychopath' murderer. Many Peruvians are warning women of dangerous foreigners.
An officer in Peru's national police criminal investigation unit has confirmed that Dutchman Joran van der Sloot confessed to the May 30 killing university student Stephany Flores Ramirez.
Unlike 2005 in Aruba, Peru's investigative police say evidence is piling up against Joran van der Sloot for the killing of Stephany Flores. But will he face murder or robbery charges?
Peruvian police say they expect Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the murder of a Peruvian college student, to be in their custody by this weekend. The victim's father, Ricardo Flores, is a businessman with close ties to the Peruvian police.
Chilean police are holding Joran van der Sloot in a jail in Santigago, Chile, until they get orders to expel - or extradite - him to Peru. He's the prime suspect in the death of a college student in Lima, Peru.
Chile police have detained Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch poker player and a prime suspect in the death of a woman in Peru. Van der Sloot was also a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American tourist Natalee Holloway in Aruba.
Peruvians reacted angrily to the release of American Lori Berenson, who was serving a 20-year term for terrorism in Peru. Berenson, now a mother, must stay in Peru to serve the remaining five years of her sentence.