A lost generation is emerging as unemployment soars among Latin America youths. Nearly 20 percent are neither studying nor looking for jobs.
Presidents, Evo Morales of Bolivia (l.), Fernando Lugo of Paraguay (c.) and Alvaro Uribe of Colombia (r.), react with other guests to a strong 7.2-magnitude aftershock that shook the region a few minutes before the inauguration of Chile's president-elect Sebastian Pinera at the Congress in Valparaiso March 11. Conservative billionaire Pinera takes office as Chile's new president on Thursday, tasked with rebuilding the country after one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded killed hundreds of people less than two weeks ago.
At Copenhagen climate change talks, a research group says this decade is likely to prove the hottest on record.
A Brazil blackout plunged large parts of the country into darkness last night, adding to Brazil's 'to do' list ahead of the World Cup and Olympics.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's frequent demeaning comments to women stirs a protest as Italy's gender equality rating falls.
Men earn 30 percent more than women in Brazil, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank. That gap is almost zero in Guatemala and Bolivia.
Many countries in the region – most recently Mexico – have decriminalized small amounts of drugs for personal use. The moves have followed decisions by left-leaning governments to limit cooperation with the US in recent years.
Less popular among Latin leaders, the Venezuelan president is on an 11-day trip to visit allies including Libya's Qaddafi and Iran's Ahmadinejad.
The revelation of Fernando Lugo's affairs as a priest may be less of a problem than the stagnation many say characterizes his government.