A majority of 6,364 votes will make FMLN President's task exceptionally difficult.
Film-maker Cioran McGrath looks at the government’s failure to investigate the shocking human rights abuses committed by the dictatorships of the 20th century
By failing to reach out to the poor MUD has missed a golden opportunity to weaken Chavez' successor.
Neither the Government nor the opposition seem to be willing to engage in a dialogue to put an end to the current crisis in Venezuela.
A very detailed look at recent events in Venezuela and the reporting of them from UK group Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
A striking gallery of photographs taken during the recent presidential election campaign.
Mare Favela children speak in a crowd-funded documentary film about life in a Brazilian urban slum.
A textbook from the Escuelita, the Zapatista 'little school', to help you learn about autonomous government.
Against expectations the Presidential elections have produced a near tie, with Arena's Norman Quijano trailing the FMLN candidate, Sánchez Cerén by a mere 6,000 votes.
LAB editor Nick Caistor pays tribute to Gabriel García Márquez, Latin America's greatest novelist.
Agrarian, indigenous and other communities and an emergent centre-left opposition are piling on the pressure in the run-up to presidential elections in May.
Novelist Luis Britto García accuses the international media of inflating the size and importance of opposition protests.
President Mujica has accepted a US proposal to accept Guantanamo detainees as refugees.
An interview with Honduran journalist Dina Meza as she presents the PEN International Report on 'Honduras: Journalism in the shadow of Impunity'.
Candidates are already jockeying for position in the run up to the October 2015 presidential elections. As a new political era beckons, LAB looks at the leading challengers.
On the anniversary of the 24th March 1976 military coup, the minister of justice and human rights claims that Kirchnerismo has converted Argentina's shame into international respect.
High inflation in Argentina is commonly seen as a warning of imminent economic meltdown, but is this too simple a view?
Representatives of the Qom indigenous people are camped in the iconic Plaza de Mayo to demand their rights. Life is worse today, they say, than under the military dictatorship
Argentina goes to the World Cup in Brazil with high hopes of winning for a third time. But as Daniel Schweimler reports for LAB from Buenos Aires, the 'beautiful game' has turned ugly in one of its heartlands.
Almost a quarter of the country's farming families are involved in a land dispute, largely because of the massive takeover of land by the soy plantations.
March 31 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the military coup in Brazil, which ushered in the era of dictatorships in Latin America.
As popular support for the World Cup rapidly wanes, a beleaguered government is putting in place ever more draconian forms of repression.
At a hearing on police violence during the repression of protests, the government is evasive and offers no response to recommendations.
The causes of last year's demonstrations haven't been addressed. But are Brazilians tired of demonstrating?
Latin America Bureau is pleased to announce that at the beginning of March it will be launching the English translation of a remarkable novel written by the Brazilian journalist Bernardo Kucinski.