Little has emerged of the 'great transformation' promised by Ollanta Humala when he was elected in June 2011.
While the Evo Morales government knows it must boost agriculture, it needs to reconcile the demands of two very different groups -- the big farmers and the campesionos
BP has sought to portray itself as a pioneer in 'corporate responsibility'. The truth of its operations in Colombia is rather different.
Half an hour's drive south of Mexico City, the ecovillage of Huehuecoyotl has become a seedbed for visionary and transformative projects.
Despite the severity of the recent mining disaster in Minas Gerais, the government could pass today (25 November) a bill further weakening environmental licensing legislation.
Urban street art is now an established feature of Argentina's capital, adding plenty of colour to many of the city's neighbourhoods . Russell White explores.
Miners often die in the small, informal mines but thousands still seek their fortune in this risky activity, that the government is finally attempting to regulate.
In the runup to National Assembly elections on 6 December, the Venezuelan opposition MUD coalition is making strenuous attempts to lose its 'oligarchic' connections to increase its appeal to poorer voters
With the bursting of a dam full of iron ore tailings and other toxic metals in Minas Gerais state, Brazil is facing one its most serious environmental disasters ever.
Paramilitaries, perhaps fearful of the peace negotations in Cuba, are issuing death threats to members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and neighbouring families
A debate rages within the student community at the Nacional University in Bogotá about whether or not political graffiti should be permitted.
With the extreme right in control of the Brazilian Congress, ethics has been stood on its head and events beggar belief. Jan Rocha reports from Sāo Paulo.
In his final blog James Watson expresses his enormous admiration for the Honduran people in their struggle against corruption, exploitation and social injustice.
Honduras is in the process of giving away almost a third of its land territory to mining companies, with a horrific impact on people and the environment.
James Watson spends a night with the hunger-strikers, as the police reacts more aggressively to the continued mass mobilisation.
James Watson took part in the largest demonstration in Honduras in recent history. This is his account.
In his second blog from Honduras, James Watson tells the story of the amazing emergence of the protest movement in Tegucigalpa.
In the first of a series of posts, James Watson describes the work of COPINH to protect their land and the environment.
In Honduras, the World Bank has funded a known coup-backer, murderer, and narcotrafficker, while escalating a decades-long land conflict and undermining local food security.
A documentary film about disappearances in Guatemala is launched, supported by a resource website
LAB launches the first of its new series of Special Reports -- a critical look at the the decade of rule by the Workers' Party (PT) in Brazil. Reviewers seem to like it. Look at what they have to say.