The record price of gold and the universal obsession with the sparkling metal make it a parallel global power.
07/16/2011 11:55 am
In Pictures Gold: A Test of Mettle
Brazil just launched a new, multibillion-dollar program to aid the 16 million Brazilians still living in extreme poverty. The program is the latest in an effort across Latin America to stamp out poverty.
07/07/2011 12:20 pm
The Congressional subcommittee hearing Thursday on Hezbollah's presence in Latin America distracts from other, bigger regional threats, warns guest blogger James Bosworth.
07/06/2011 10:25 am
A travel writer treks to Machu Picchu in the footsteps of legendary 19th-century explorer Hiram Bingham III.
06/30/2011 06:45 pm
The Interoceanic Highway, which will connect Peru's Pacific coast to the shores of the Atlantic in Brazil, could revolutionize the region much as the transcontinental railroad did in the US in 1869.
06/25/2011 09:07 am
A UN report released Thursday shows Peru is just shy of overtaking Colombia in coca cultivation, demonstrating the 'balloon effect' that drug war watchers always warn about: when pressure is applied in one area, production 'balloons' in another.
06/23/2011 06:11 pm
Hacker group LulzSec took down Brazilian government websites, while the group 'Anonymous' threatened cyberattacks against the governments of Chile and Peru.
06/23/2011 12:23 pm
In Pictures Fathers around the world
Electronic trading became the norm in Peru before a newly-built trading floor could be utilized, leaving it as little more than a museum now.
06/16/2011 03:45 pm