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.
Even though its carbon emissions are comparable with those of most European countries, Argentina's new climate plan is disappointingly timid.
Days after the arrest of President Perez Molina, Guatemalans have voted to elect a new head of state but none of the candidates seems likely to resolve country's pressing problems.
A fine tribute to the legendary Uruguayan author of Open Veins of Latin America
President Santos has been praised internationally for banning the use of glyphosate, now declared a 'probable carcinogenic', but the spraying of coca is still continuing. It's too soon to celebrate.
CASA's eighth Latin American Theatre Festival gets under way with Mexican plays from the Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol theatre group and the Colectivo Alebrije.
Increasingly abandoned by her old left-wing allies and viciously attacked by the right, President Dilma Rousseff looks increasingly lonely. Impeachment has become a real possibility.
The use by the police of social media to coordinate revenge killings may explain the increase in police-related homicides in Brazil in recent months.
While the press is talking about the impact of the dams on the indigenous communities downstream whose land will be flooded, little is being said about the upstream communities who also have a lot to lose.
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.