The runup to 6th December elections for the National Assembly in Venezuela has seen government and opposition crying foul ahead of what is expected to be one of the closest fought contests in recent years.
The results of the election mark the end of a political era.
Despite the severity of the recent mining disaster in Minas Gerais, the government could pass today (25 November) a bill further weakening environmental licensing legislation.
Urban street art is now an established feature of Argentina's capital, adding plenty of colour to many of the city's neighbourhoods . Russell White explores.
Miners often die in the small, informal mines but thousands still seek their fortune in this risky activity, that the government is finally attempting to regulate.
Report foresees failed hydropower and reduced harvests by 2040
Extraordinary collection of Latin American photos by photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis on show in London
A new initiative is being made in Bogota to help women stand up to machismo and to get men to change their behaviour
December elections for Venezuela's National Assembly offer the opposition MUD coalition their best opportunity to date to challenge President Maduro and the ruling PSUV party.
With Brazil in political disarray, the agribusiness lobby is seeking gain approval from Congress for the Terminator seeds, that is, seeds genetically modified to be sterile. This would entail a huge risk for the country's precious biodiversity.
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