Does Horacio Cartes have a sense of humour? The candidate for the Colorado Party who was elected president of Paraguay on 21 April campaigned on the slogan Un Nuevo Rumbo para el Paraguay, ‘A New Direction for Paraguay’.
An analysis of Rafael Correa's victory and what lies ahead. Plus LAB launches 'K', a moving account of the agonised search of a Brazilian father for his daughter, disappeared and murdered by the Brazilian armed forces during the military dictatorship
Honduras continues to be the weakest state in Central America. The government of Porfirio Lobo has been unable to pay public sector salaries since November 2012 and is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
Many supporters of social progress in Brazil are deeply worried by the extent to which first President Lula and now his successor, President Dilma Rousseff, have been prepared to sacrifice the interests of local people...