The domino effect of the Odebrecht bribery scandal in Colombia

The arrest of former senator Otto Bula on Saturday was the latest in a domino effect of falling political figures in Colombia as the bribery scandal surrounding Latin America’s largest engineering firm, Odebrecht continues to reveal conspiring actors.

Coca cultivation increases in Colombia

Post-conflict minister Rafael Pardo, acknowledged that coca cultivation will increase in 2017 in an interview conducted by W Radio. The new position was established by the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC.

Trump’s negative Latin American agenda will help China

While President-elect Donald J. Trump is pushing a negative agenda for Latin America, China is happily seeking to fill the vacuum of constructive U.S. policies in the region.

Colombia kidnappings down 92% since 2000, police say

Police in Colombia say the number of people kidnapped has fallen 92% since 2000.

2016 was a truly historic year for Cuba

Fidel Castro´s Death, Obama's Visit, the economic world looking at the island are some of 2016's news in Cuba

Colombia steps back

The Senate plenary approved in a second debate the referendum project promoted by Senator Viviane Morales that seeks to forbid the adoption of children by same-sex couples.

The China mirage in Latin America

China would be interested in investing in Latin American oil and energy sectors, while Latin America could invest in innovative technology and foreign direct investment.

Former adversaries in armed conflict living together in peace in Colombia

In a clearing in the northern Colombian mountains, members of the United Nations, soldiers and police are living with FARC guerrillas

Human Freedom Index: Chile, Costa Rica lead in Latin America

The HFI is the most comprehensive freedom index so far created for a globally meaningful set of countries. The HFI covers 159 countries for 2014

Is mining to blame for the drought in Bolivia?

Environmentalists claim the country's ongoing drought exposes the negative impacts of the mining industry.

Obstacles Remain After Colombia Ratifies New Peace Deal

Colombia's Congress has ratified a revised version of the peace accord with the FARC, a positive sign of political will to move the process forward despite lingering uncertainties concerning the time frame for implementation.

Mercosur 'suspends Venezuela over trade and human rights'

The South American economic bloc Mercosur has suspended Venezuela for failing to meet basic trade and human rights standards, officials say.

Hungry Venezuelans Flee in Boats to Escape Economic Collapse

Venezuelans now fleeing by sea, an image so symbolic of the perilous journeys to escape Cuba or Haiti — but not oil-rich Venezuela.

The Central American refugee deal between the US and Australia

Australia announced a deal to accept refugees from a US-led camp in Costa Rica in September. Details are still light but here’s what we know

Brazil’s indigenous protest in congress, presidential palace

The communities denounce the government's 'neoliberal program' and want to know of possible changes in the demarcation of indigenous lands.

The fight for Brazil's future

The Brazilian youth is leading the resistance to legislation that would reverse social gains and protect wealthy elites.

Peru says TPP can be replaced with new trade deal, sans U.S.

Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told Russian media that Pacific-rim countries can forge a new trade deal that includes China to replace the U.S.

New peace deal in Colombia

The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have announced a new peace agreement, six weeks after the original deal was rejected in a popular vote.

Mexico's 'avengers' backed by public sick of crime and lack of punishment

A wave of vigilante killings – such as the bus passenger who shot four robbers – has struck a chord with Mexicans fed up with crime, corruption and impunity

How California's legalization of marijuana impacts Mexico's cartels

The legalization of marijuana in California is sure to have a big impact on criminal groups south of the border, as they continue to respond to the changes in supply and demand for illicit drugs in the United States.

What President Trump’s Mexico-bashing may look like in practice

The governor of the central bank, Agustín Carstens, suggested in September that Mr Trump’s arrival in the White House would hit Mexico like a “Category 5 hurricane”.

Clinton administration would ‘pay more attention to Latin America'

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine said that a Clinton Administration would “pay more attention to Latin America”

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