Recent elections in the Mexican state of Chiapas have seen historic advances by women candidates determined to make the new electoral law on gender parity a meaningful reality
Recent economic woes and increasing protests and strikes are calling into question President Rafael Correa's attempts to win popular support to run again for the presidency in 2017
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.
Attempts to hold a runoff vote to elect a new president in Haiti have failed amid violence and protests of fraud. Now, as LAB's Russell White explains, the recriminations have begun, while the country faces a long period of further unrest.
MPL (the Free Fare Movement) is back on Brazil's streets to protest at the 2016 price tickets increase. These images show peaceful protesters in São Paulo being followed and attacked by the police.
Passe Livre has held 7 mass demonstrations in São Paulo aiming to force the government to rescind fare rises.
A leading rural workers' rights activist speaks out about the steady concentration of land and political power and the ethnocide of rural peoples.
The Pritzker award salutes practical architecture with a social purpose, local scale and from the South
Real efforts are being made to promote not just dialogue, but real conversation among all actors in Colombia's peace process, at local as much as at national level
With forest fires in the Amazon and a terrible dam burst in Minas Gerais, Brazil is paying the cost of its failure to regulate properly human activities
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.
In Caño del Oro, on an island close to Cartagena, efforts to win collective land titles boost the resilience of the Afro-Colombian community.
CASA's eighth Latin American Theatre Festival has just finished. Ella Jessel interviews Daniel Goldmann, Artistic Director of Casa 2015.
President Pena Nieto's PRI government is increasingly accused of offering few answers to the many problems facing Mexico.
How can a country where half the population lives below the poverty line, produce Carlos Slim often regarded as the world's richest man?
Students at the Nacional University in Bogotá give a fascinating insight into life in Colombia
Peace negotiators in Havana have at last signed off the Agreement on Victims, a key part of the peace process and a great advance.
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.
Colombia's current peace process is at least attempting to involve the victims of war and violence and adopt a 'territorial' approach. But members of the Peace Community in Antioquia and Córdoba remain sceptical.
The last episode in Brazil's fast-moving political drama around the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff gives us more arrests, head-butting and fisticuffs.
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.
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.