Florida Congressman seeks to reverse Obama’s policies on Cuban family travel and remittances, as talks about potential micro-credit programs develop and Cuba remains silent on Chavez’s health condition.
Colombia´s coffee cultural landscape added to world heritage list, Ecuadorian court charges Colombian military leaders and UN report decline in coca-leaf cultivation.
Negotiations continue as prison crisis escalates and rumours fly over Chávez’s whereabouts and wellbeing following surgery in Cuba.
Gay pride colors the streets of Asunción; Essap union refuses to back down on hunger strike; Brazilian companies charged with illegal deforestation of Chaco region.
Uruguay’s First Lady criticises the media for ‘lying flagrantly’, while the ruling coalition enforce internal discipline, and Peñarol slip up at the final hurdle.
Deaths escalate in mining conflict in Puna, whilst Ollanta is faced with new challenges for his upcoming role next month.
Gen. Sanabria pleads guilty to drug trafficking, and Peruvian President-elect Humala visits Bolivia.
UNODC World Drugs Report reveals Peru is challenging Colombia for mantle of world’s largest cocaine producer, while providing data on Latin American consumption.
Colombia’s economy boosted by another improved investment rating, Argentina receives a big investment and the number of Latin American millionaires grows.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner finally announces her intention to run for re-election; Boudou joins her on the ticket, whilst high energy demand sees Uruguayan business left in the cold.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos takes responsibility for the bombing of the FARC camp on Ecuadorian territory in 2008 and Corpus Christi celebrations take place in various cities of Ecuador.
Government websites come under hacker attack, Clegg promises football to the favelas, and a 120 year-old woman is ‘discovered’ in Acre.
Ernesto Sábato’s home in Buenos Aires to become a museum; Evita’s lost jewelry recovered in Italy; further investigations into Neruda’s death.
Prison crisis escalates – 25 dead in clashes between armed prisoners and troops and 2500 inmates transferred.
The UN acknowledges Cuba’s struggle against racism as Hemingway is commemorated in Havana and Cuba’s rising sea level becomes a source of concern.
14 Bolivian soldiers arrested in Chile on suspicion of smuggling illegal cars; Humala and Piñera discuss Bolivian maritime access; and Gran Poder festival gets under way in La Paz.
After Itaipú victory, government plans what to do with US$240m, whilst BBVA managers get the axe for denouncing millions in credit pouring illegally from bank’s coffers.
Outcry over statue of Jesus to be erected in Lima, Fujimori to remain in personal prison and vote of confidence for new president elect.
In the Dominican Republic, historians meet, the President goes on a tour of Spain, France and the Middle East and efforts are made to combat illegal gambling, as in Puerto…
Rousseff launches a second high-profile social programme in as many weeks, Patriota threatens to retailate over US cotton subsidies, and police invade Rio’s Mangueira favela.