Peruvian cooking boasts a unique fusion of Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, African, Andean, and native American influences.
09/16/2011 05:00 pm
Latin America Monitor Venezuela, Bolivia 'failed demonstrably' to meet anti-drug obligations, says US. But did they?
Guest blogger James Bosworth says that while Venezuela is arguably promoting drug trafficking, Bolivia's anti-drug efforts seem on a par with US allies – making US criticism seem sour grapes.
09/16/2011 02:33 pm
Despite a year of overwhelming demonstrations in Chile, including a general strike launched yesterday, analysts say change is unlikely due to the rigidity of the Chilean political system.
08/25/2011 11:32 am
Peru earthquake: The US Geological Survey reports that a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has occurred in northern Peru, near the Brazilian border.
08/24/2011 04:09 pm
Nine former military officials are fighting extradition to Spain over the killings of six Jesuits during El Salvador's civil war. Salvadoran opinion is divided over whether to reopen old wounds.
08/22/2011 12:50 pm
Latin America Monitor In fight with Shining Path, Peru's President Humala takes a page from Colombia
Peru's new president has vowed to take a hard line against the country’s Shining Path guerrillas, and appears to have modeled his strategy on Colombia's counterinsurgency successes.
08/16/2011 10:15 am
The Aruba missing girl case focused on report that she disappeared while snorkeling. Aruba police have arrested her travel companion. American Natalee Holloway went missing in 2005 in Aruba too.
08/11/2011 11:05 am
The reservation of the Xinane, a remote Amazonian tribe in Brazil that appeared in footage this year aiming bows and arrows at a plane flying overhead, may have been overrun by drug gangs, underlining new threats to isolated tribes across South America.
08/08/2011 06:56 pm
El Bulli restaurant has been called the best restaurant in the world, but now it closes its doors to make way for a reincarnation in the form of a foundation.
07/31/2011 06:07 pm
It is unclear whether the two modern Shining Path factions are revolutionaries or simply drug runners, but President Humala, who was sworn in today, has promised to 'wipe out' the groups.
07/28/2011 02:43 pm