As America became distracted by the war on terror after 9/11, the region sought other partners.
Summit of the Americas gathers the 34 democratically governed countries of the Western Hemisphere. But communist Cuba threatens to steal some of the spotlight.
Economic blame, Cuba, and Chávez, challenge new US-Latin American relations.
On Monday, President Fernando Lugo admitted he had a son while still an ordained bishop
The region's democracies need to be defended, as does US nurturing of liberty
A former close collaborator of President Hugo Chávez turned ardent foe was arrested at gunpoint Thursday on corruption charges.
A talk show host wins the presidential election. Will he be more like Venezuela's Chávez or Brazil's Lula?
If voters approve, 'petro-president' Ilham Aliyev could serve for life.