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.
Amid a bid for reelection, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's oil subsidy and antipoverty programs may be on the chopping block.
Pragmatism gains over ideology, but some freedoms wane, new reports indicate.
While President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – a former union firebrand – effortlessly bands together with Latin America's left, he just as easily peels away.
Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela push back on US operations.
Barack Obama’s victory was met with euphoria in many nations by those who see him as restoring their faith in American ideals.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suspended a trade deal with Bolivia last week for failure to rein in coca growing. Some 50,000 jobs could be lost.