BP has sought to portray itself as a pioneer in 'corporate responsibility'. The truth of its operations in Colombia is rather different.
Local residents in the idyllic island of Île-à-Vache are fighting back as greedy politicians try to take over their island off the coast of Haiti.
Despite far-reaching social reforms, the Bolivian economy still depends on an environmentally damaging extractive industry
Latin Americans welcome decision by a growing number of London boroughs to recognise them as “an ethnic group”.
An Earth Education Project in Managua helps women who lived on the municipal rubbish tip make and sell jewelry.
An exhibition of patchworks produced by craftswomen from Chile and other countries around the world shows the power of these works of silent protest
A movement and vast demonstration against femicide and violence against women has drawn support from every quarter.
Re-thinking the city of São Paulo
The Ch'oti Mayan people from the east of Guatemala are resisting attempts to force them off their lands and undermine their livelihoods.
Washington continues to interfere in the internal politics of Honduras six years after the coup.
Half an hour's drive south of Mexico City, the ecovillage of Huehuecoyotl has become a seedbed for visionary and transformative projects.
In a surprising move Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has decided to end the spraying of Monsanto's Round Up as a means of eradicating coca.
Historian Alun Burge examines the role of the extraordinary Welsh community and its support for the Trelew prisoners -- and calls for more research.
In Machynlleth, mid Wales, the El Sueño Existe festival will be held in July-August, highlighting Colombia and eco-socialism.
Rafael Correa of Ecuador is finding out the hard way what it means to oppose US interests in Latin America, argues Matt Kennard.
June 22 marks the third anniversary of the overthrow of Fernando Lugo, the president who seemed to offer new hope to the country. What has changed over these years?
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
A new middle class is flaunting its wealth, in original ways: startling new palaces are being created in the El Alto district of La Paz.
The Brazilian Congress, now dominated by the right, may soon vote to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16.
The English translation of a remarkable novel written by the Brazilian journalist Bernardo Kucinski which tells the true story of a father's search for his daughter, 'disappeared' during the military dictatorship.