The government launches a new initiative to boost tourism, this time making use of Haiti's rich history. Russell White takes a look.
The US-backed drug war in Latin America has not reduced drug-trafficking but has led to a dangerous militarisation of some countries, creating a culture of human rights abuses and impunity, says author of a damning new book.
The unprecedented drought in Sao Paulo may be the result of deforestation and global warning, say scientists.
Controversial Kazak company, accused of fraud and corruption, is pressing ahead with big iron ore project in Bahia.
Seasoned Brazilian political observer, Bernardo Kucinski, comments on the victory of Dilma Rousseff, suggesting in passing that this election could pave the way for the return of Lula.
The virulence of the electoral campaign hid it but analysts now agree that it was a crucial election for deciding the future of the country.
An American reviewer calls 'K', published in English by LAB last year, as a 'compelling novel' and 'one of the most important to emerge in recent years'.
The disappearance of 43 students from Guerrero has undermined President Enrique Peña Nieto's attempts to 'change the conversation' in Mexico.
Almost two-thirds of the population still support Morales and his policies. The Bolivia Information Forum provides initial analysis.
The costs and benefits of the Punta Gorda - Brito route to supplement and replace the Panama Canal.
LAB Partner, UK-based Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign publishes an excellent quarterly journal.
Younger Chileans seem remarkably unbothered by the continuation of a constitution framed under the dictatorship.
Air pollution coming from the pig iron factories that surround the small community of Piquiá is making the inhabitants seriously ill
Piquiá de Baixo is dying from pollution from the production of pig iron at the giant Carajás mine
Gregorio Santos, in prison for opposing the Conga gold and copper mine, is elected regional president.
President Mujica's chosen successor remains favourite, but the margin is tight.
President Mujica's humble life and style have been widely popular, but not everyone likes or respects him. Javier Farje reports from Montevideo.
Evo won a sweeping victory at the polls and will soon begin his third five-year term. What explains his continuing popularity?
Pollsters predict another landslide victory for Evo Morales in Bolivia’s forthcoming presidential election, but not all of his supporters are as enthusiastic as they once were. Shafik Meghji reports for LAB from La Paz.
Barring a last-minute upset, Dilma should scrape home in Sunday’s election, reports Jan Rocha from São Paulo
On top of a lightning strike and landslide which killed 17, the Kogi tribe leader's son is shot by assassins.
Continuing dependence on gas and oil threaten all Venezuela's social gains.
FAO optimism about eliminating hunger ignores climate change, which will present a big risk for the continent.
A guide book by Jan Rocha & Francis McDonagh, bang up-to-date for the World Cup, Olympics and challenging times in the continent's largest and most dynamic country.