Clashes with government forces left more than 30 dead last week, sparking concerns about a full-scale revolt. Protesters are fighting laws that would open their rainforest home to energy and agribusiness development.
Australian sculptor brings a rare civic vision to his geoglyphs the world over.
Venezuela withdrew its ambassador this week after Peru offered asylum to Chávez's political rival who faces corruption charges.
Manuel Rosales, who ran against Chávez in 2006, is seeking asylum in Peru.
As America became distracted by the war on terror after 9/11, the region sought other partners.
On Monday, President Fernando Lugo admitted he had a son while still an ordained bishop
He's the first democratically elected Latin American leader found guilty in his own country of human rights abuses. But supporters are expected to protest.
The country has put steep tariffs on an array of goods. Seventeen of the world's 20 largest economies have broken recent promises not to take protectionist measures.
Nancy Traversy took on the big chain-store dragons to rule her own realm – Barefoot Books for children.