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Colombia: Tragedy strikes Sierra Nevada Indians

Colombia: Tragedy strikes Sierra Nevada Indians

On top of a lightning strike and landslide which killed 17, the Kogi tribe leader's son is shot by assassins.

Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

Continuing dependence on gas and oil threaten all Venezuela's social gains.

Bolivia: Happy Days Are Here (Again) for Evo Morales

Bolivia: Happy Days Are Here (Again) for Evo Morales

Evo won a sweeping victory at the polls and will soon begin his third five-year term. What explains his continuing popularity?

Bolivia -- Evo Morales wins comfortable victory

Bolivia -- Evo Morales wins comfortable victory

Almost two-thirds of the population still support Morales and his policies. The Bolivia Information Forum provides initial analysis.

Venezuela: aftermath of the assassinations

Venezuela: aftermath of the assassinations

The murders of Robert Serra and his partner María Herrera were most probably political

Brazil: rural maracatu photo gallery

Brazil: rural maracatu photo gallery

Dancing through the night. Sambadas and ensaios photgraphed by Chris Estrada in Pernambuco

Brazil: rural maracatu threatened by 'public security'

Brazil: rural maracatu threatened by 'public security'

A traditional culture of street music and poetry in Penambuco is being suppressed by the police

Brazil’s election – not yet in the bag for the PT

Brazil’s election – not yet in the bag for the PT

Argument in the run-up to the second round of the elections, to be held on 26 October, promises be hard-hitting, even vicious.

Latin America on a Dangerous Precipice

Latin America on a Dangerous Precipice

FAO optimism about eliminating hunger ignores climate change, which will present a big risk for the continent.

Haiti: Tourism on the Comeback Trail?

Haiti: Tourism on the Comeback Trail?

The government launches a new initiative to boost tourism, this time making use of Haiti's rich history. Russell White takes a look.

Global Drug Report: Don't Just Decriminalize, Demilitarize

Global Drug Report: Don't Just Decriminalize, Demilitarize

The US-backed drug war in Latin America has not reduced drug-trafficking but has led to a dangerous militarisation of some countries, creating a culture of human rights abuses and impunity, says author of a damning new book.

Venezuela -- Dangerous inertia

Venezuela -- Dangerous inertia

New report from the International Crisis Group points to a dangerous level of simmering political discontent

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