President Medvedev visits Venezuela this week as a Russian nuclear warship leads joint maneuvers.
Farmers and food artisans discuss the future of the slow food movement at the biennial Terra Madre.
Business elites and conservative governments worry about his opposition to free-trade deals.
While President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – a former union firebrand – effortlessly bands together with Latin America's left, he just as easily peels away.
Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela push back on US operations.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suspended a trade deal with Bolivia last week for failure to rein in coca growing. Some 50,000 jobs could be lost.