A preliminary investigation into an alleged UN attack shows no evidence of rape by Uruguay peacekeepers, but the accusation has gripped Haiti and is another blow to the UN mission.
09/06/2011 10:15 am
The Casino Royale fire in Mexico may have been sparked by organized crime, but if proper safety regulations had been in place, the tragedy could have been minimized.
08/29/2011 11:12 am
Both Nicaragua's President Ortega and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez have issued encouraging statements to Qaddafi. But logistics and politics could keep him out of the Western Hemisphere.
08/24/2011 09:53 am
Latin America Monitor Argentina opposition platforms don't differ markedly from that of current administration
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is now the clear front-runner in October's presidential election. Here is what she and Argentina opposition candidates are offering.
08/15/2011 04:45 pm
The leaders of Venezuela and Mexico have been fighting crime in similar ways. But differences in political agendas, cooperation with the US, and high-level corruption raise interesting questions.
08/15/2011 11:19 am
The former first lady divorced President Alvaro Colom to sidestep Guatemala's ban on presidential dynasties. But a ruling from the country's highest court still determined her ineligible.
08/09/2011 04:30 pm
National sites were recently hacked by the group Anonymous. The online addition to street protests is likely to become the norm in Latin America.
08/02/2011 03:16 pm
Latin America Monitor Knights Templar: In Mexico, like Norway, criminals look to past for legitimacy
The attacker in Norway and a Mexican drug ring both invoke the ancient Knights Templar to describe themselves. Why do violent ideologues and criminals search the past for inspiration?
07/25/2011 10:11 am
Arturo Valenzuela's return to academia, which had been announced in May, leaves the US without much needed diplomatic leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean.
07/18/2011 10:39 am
Guest blogger James Bosworth says that despite the media's focus on violence in Latin America – which certainly can't be ignored – the region offers friendly faces and strong investments.
07/13/2011 12:24 pm