Two fires disrupt Montevideo on Christmas morning as President Mujica prepares to visit Brazil for the inauguration of new President Dilma Rousseff.
New proof emerges of ties between Paraguay’s armed guerrillas and Colombia’s FARC, while bishop raises awareness of emigration fueled by social inequalities.
Samuel Moreno, mayor of Bogota, has assets seized over transport corruption scandal and further tragedy as a result of severe rains.
Anger grows over Marisela Escobedo’s assassination.
Kidnappings of USA-bound migrants on the rise.
Vice-president Alencar hospitalized again as Brazil mourns the death of PDMB co-founder Orestes Quércia.
Haitian children arrive in time for Christmas in Paris whilst the electoral crisis is suspended for one week.
Andean trade agreement temporarily renewed as Correa recognises Palestine as an independent state.
Honduras’ human rights record faces criticism, Central American governments demand Mexico investigates migrant kidnappings, and Nicaragua condemns Costa Rican ‘provocations’.
The Chilean embassy in Rome is targeted by a letter bomb attack, the prison system remains in crisis and debate over the legalisation of abortion escalates.
Scandal in Comunicore case, the eviction of invaders from ancient cultural site and streets under a sea of waste.
Bolivia officially recognises Palestine, while suspended governor flees to Paraguay.
US Senate passes last ditch stay of execution for Andean trade preferences, reigniting debate over free trade and prolonging uncertainty for the region’s exporters.
‘Dirty War’ generals face justice after 25 years and violence breaks out at Constitución railway station as housing tensions bubble over amid political blame and counter-blame.
Three days of mourning in the Dominican Republic start on Boxing Day, whilst end of year reviews condemn developments in work and education. In Puerto Rico, the university dispute continues.
Controversial university law passed in rushed session at National Assembly, while student protesters clash with riot police in Caracas.
The government finds itself under attack for delays to reconstruction following February’s earthquake, while the law enforcement system is beset by allegations of misconduct.
Wikileaks revelations hit the Dominican Republic More problems with the electoral reform in Puerto Rico
The Middle East conflict arrives in Latin America as four South American countries rile the United States and Israel with formal recognition of a Palestinian state.
Fears mount as Mexican cartels extend their presence in the region, while the Hague sets a date for the Isla Calero dispute.
Correa visits Colombia, Colombians donate millions to aid victims of the rainy season, and US indicts Dutch FARC terrorist.
Chávez granted fast-track decree while farmers protest at confiscation of land.
Soldiers die in drugs confrontation, general election progress and changes to Peruvian cinema funding.
Uncertainty reigns in anticipation of first-round presidential results. Palin finds ‘joy’ in cholera-stricken communities.
Correa brings aid to Colombia and Venezuela while vital Andean trade law is voted through the US House of Representatives.
The Union of Anaesthetists and Surgeons enters talks with the State Health Service Administration to prevent the “emergency law” setting hours in public hospitals being passed