Thousands are forced to flee as armed groups fight for territory in Chocó.
Rural leaders are being targeted as a result of the government's failure to clamp down on impunity in the countryside.
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.
The Jubilee Debt Campaign UK is organising a petition of support for the Argentine government in its struggle against 'vulture funds'.
An American reviewer calls 'K', published in English by LAB last year, as a 'compelling novel' and 'one of the most important to emerge in recent years'.
Barring a last-minute upset, Dilma should scrape home in Sunday’s election, reports Jan Rocha from São Paulo
The disappearance of 43 students from Guerrero has undermined President Enrique Peña Nieto's attempts to 'change the conversation' in Mexico.
On top of a lightning strike and landslide which killed 17, the Kogi tribe leader's son is shot by assassins.
Continuing dependence on gas and oil threaten all Venezuela's social gains.
Younger Chileans seem remarkably unbothered by the continuation of a constitution framed under the dictatorship.
President Mujica's humble life and style have been widely popular, but not everyone likes or respects him. Javier Farje reports from Montevideo.
The main danger of violence to sex-workers during major sporting events is from the police, not the punters.
NGO Climate Parliament has a vacancy in Santiago
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.
FAO optimism about eliminating hunger ignores climate change, which will present a big risk for the continent.
The death of a leading campaigner against illegal logging and three of his companions in a remote Amazonian area of Peru has led to renewed calls for more effective action against this lucrative trade.
The unprecedented drought in Sao Paulo may be the result of deforestation and global warning, say scientists.
Piquiá de Baixo is dying from pollution from the production of pig iron at the giant Carajás mine
Air pollution coming from the pig iron factories that surround the small community of Piquiá is making the inhabitants seriously ill
The government launches a new initiative to boost tourism, this time making use of Haiti's rich history. Russell White takes a look.
Pollsters predict another landslide victory for Evo Morales in Bolivia’s forthcoming presidential election, but not all of his supporters are as enthusiastic as they once were. Shafik Meghji reports for LAB from La Paz.
Reversing a long-standing pattern, migrants are coming back from São Paulo and Rio to smaller cities in Pernambuco and other north-eastern states.
Attempts to arrest former President Aristide are a ticking time bomb for Haiti’s government.
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.