Cuban TV provoked a storm of indignation when it appeared to hold women solely responsible for the country's low birth-rate.
Panama's voters have elected a bitter rival of current president Ricardo Martinelli, putting paid to his attempts to continue to control the country's destiny.
President Pérez Molina is a leading opponent of the indiscriminate use of force to thwart the illegal drugs trade. Now he is pressing for the UN to adopt a complete change of strategy.
The oil giant wins a round in its long battle with the indigenous population over oil damages
A series of powerful images portray the return to the families of victims "disappeared" during the brutal repression of the early 1980s and now forensically identified.
The Brazilian and Scottish police forces, which have both been criticised for strong arm tactics, have been exchanging ideas about providing security for mega sport events.
Rural leaders are being targeted as a result of the government's failure to clamp down on impunity in the countryside.
The extraordinary discoverey by Estela Carlotto of her grandson is breathing life into the campaign to hold to account those responsible for the appaling human rights violations committed during the military dictatorship.
Thousands are forced to flee as armed groups fight for territory in Chocó.
President Cartes has called for Brazilian investors to "use and abuse" the country so it is scarcely surprising that Paraguayan peasants, driven off their land by Brazilian farmers, are feeling angry.
Who could ask for more? A supremely well-written travelogue whose authors are trade unionists and journalists with a deep interest in the societies they visit.
A 30-minute TV programme discusses the case of the Cuban 5.
Now the cup is over, Brazil's media are seeking to blame any shortfall in commercial profits on the social movements and demonstrators. What a cheek!
A new documentary film about a Munduruku village on the Tapajós river region in Brazilian Amazonas, directed by LAB editor Nayana Fernandez.
Ed Rhodes reports on a World Cup fans match, England vs Brazil. The match was arranged with LAB's help.
Never before has Brazil received so much coverage in the UK media as in the build-up to the World Cup. But, says Sue Branford, one key issue has been ignored.
After years of being banned or buried, Chilean state TV finally screens a film about the role of the Edwards' family media group in backing the dictatorship.
The peace talks in Cuba between FARC and the government have some way to go. But the re-election of Santos is helpful.
Route 4, from Rivas to Punta Gorda, is the lead candidate for the new interoceanic Grand Canal.
Across Mexico and Central America cell-phones bring benefits and some dangers, especially for women.
The US Embassy has dropped a pre-condition for aid requiring use of GM seed.
Leading left-wing intellectual Plinio de Arruda Sampaio has died.
Alarm at new dengue emergency where GM mosquito trials conducted.
When a prostitute in Brazil denounces police violence she is beaten up and threatened --by the police.
The Latin American Council for the Social Sciences produced a fascinating blog about the Cup and its importance and impact on the countries of the Region.
A guide book by Jan Rocha & Francis McDonagh, bang up-to-date for the World Cup, Olympics and challenging times in the continent's largest and most dynamic country.