Some 20,000 people met in Bogotá to draw up their own agenda for the country's future. Gearóid Ó Loingsigh sent this special report for LAB.
Pineapples in Costa Rica: Over the last decade intensive agriculture has led to a big surge in pineapple production in Costa Rica but at horrific cost to workers, peasant families and biodiversity. Felicity Lawrence takes an in-depth l
Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, is attempting to defuse the police riots. IPS reports from Quito.
Raul Zibechi says Brazil's likely first woman president owes her dramatic rise to the man who's brought millions out of poverty.
As Mexico marks its 1810 and 1910 uprisings, 2010's upheaval is likely to be about drugs, not politics.
This week UN delegates meeting in New York are evaluating progress made in achieving the MDGs. Amnesty International has produced three radio programmes in Spanish.
Hannah Richards discusses the impact of the taxation structure on health, education and nutrition.
Promising improvements in the Human Development Index of the region but there is still great inequality says 20th Human Development Report released by the United Nations Development Programme.
A study just published in Brazil reveals widespread prejudice among neo-Pentecostal churches against Afro-Brazilian religions, such as Candomblé.  Leandro Uchoa reports.
Keven Edmonds looks at how Bill Clinton destroyed Haiti's farmers.

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