Venezuela reopens Colombian border to allow shoppers to cross

Venezuela has opened its border with Colombia for the second time this month to allow people to cross over to shop for basic foods and medicines.

There's a tarantula named after Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Kankuamo marquezi tarantula is found in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia. 

We should increase tire's recycling

Latin American countries should worry about tire disposal as it poses environmental damage. 

The FARC’s finances: Unfunny money

Estimates of the FARC’s annual income at the time range from $200m to $3.5 billion.The government may never get its hands on the guerrillas’ ill-gotten gains

Colombia: these are the implications of the UN Secretary General's visit

Colombia: these are the implications of the UN Secretary General's visit

António Guterres's visit represents the support of the United Nations for the construction of peace in the country

Colombia: How are the peace talks going with the ELN?

Colombia: How are the peace talks going with the ELN?

After new terrorist attacks, negotiations between the government and the guerrilla group remain uncertain

Press freedom in Latin America

Press freedom in Latin America

Globally, RSF registered a 14% deterioration in the exercise of freedom of expression

The Venezuelan refugees

The Venezuelan refugees

The citizens of the country with the world’s largest proven oil reserves, now experience, for the very first time, what being a refugee is like

Juvenile pregnancy in Latin America

Juvenile pregnancy in Latin America

Lack of contraceptive methods information and education are the main causes of teenage pregnancy in South America

Latin America: Women in politics

Latin America: Women in politics

Female participation in the public sphere, especially in politics, is still low

Jorge Glas and the future of the Ecuatorian Vicepresidency

Jorge Glas and the future of the Ecuatorian Vicepresidency

Currently, Maria Alejandra Vicuña, Minister of Urban Development and Housing, has assumed the function. Will she be the new Vice President of Ecuador?

Peru and the forced sterilization in the 1990’s

Peru and the forced sterilization in the 1990’s

Fujimori justified the program on the premise that a lower birth rate would drive down poverty

Why do Brazilians workers support Lula da Silva´s candidacy for 2018 elections?

Why do Brazilians workers support Lula da Silva´s candidacy for 2018 elections?

The announcement made by the Workers Party expects to increase the support to Lula in the 2018 presidential votes

Fujimori’s pardon divided the country

Fujimori’s pardon divided the country

While the current president celebrates that he was not impeached, the former Head of States celebrates his absolution

¿El fin del sueño de la izquierda latinoamericana?

The end of the Latin American Left dream?

At the beginning of the 21st century, the left political movement gained territory in 12 of the 18 democratic countries of South America. Today, only six of them remain with a leftist government

Latin America: from access to ICT appropriation

Latin America: from access to ICT appropriation

The strategic use of ICT could be a means to achieve development

Violence in Brazil: deadlier than war in Syria

Violence in Brazil: deadlier than war in Syria

Every 10 minutes a criminal homicide takes place in Brazil

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Venezuela threatens to close borders to stop smuggling and shortages

Venezuelan government blames commercial guild for food and medicine deficiency 

OAS: “Serious questions remain over Honduras election”

OAS: “Serious questions remain over Honduras election”

President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been declared the winner of Honduras' disputed election

The forgotten ones: Hondurans in Mexico

The forgotten ones: Hondurans in Mexico

The International Organization for Migration states that Honduran immigration accounts for 0.3% of its total population 

Labor market: women in Latin America

Labor market: women in Latin America

The development of the region is essential to close the gap in the labor force 

“I won't run. I won't hide.”: Kuczynski

“I won't run. I won't hide.”: Kuczynski

The Peruvian legislative power is trying to initiate a process of impeachment towards the current president due to ties with Odebrecht

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