Colombia goes to the polls, Gustavo Petro elected mayor of Bogotá and controversy raised over Mapiripán massacre.
State seizes land from British agricultural company; Chávez announces 50% salary rise for the military; celebrations to mark the birthday of protest singer Alí Primera
New law passed to charge military men with crimes against humanity. Metallurgic strikes goes on, while state employees threaten the government.
ECLAC/OECD report analyses current economic situation and highlights Latin America’s challenges while Mexico’s competitiveness lags behind BRICS economies.
Amnesty International denounces police violence in DR; Jamaica launches its National Aid for Trade Strategy; and a PR basketball champion pleads guilty to drugs charges.
21st Ibero-American Summit meets in Asunción whilst Aerosmith are forced to postpone concert by 24 hrs and a doctor is injured by a policeman during a protest.
Taxi drivers shut down major roads, while students and the government remain deadlocked, and the opposition throw doubt on the prospects of budget being passed.
Brazil waits on Bolivian highway decision, coca growers disappointed with scrapping of TIPNIS highway, and Morales treats nation to presidential terminal.
Citizens gather to pay homage to the 1991 massacre of ice-cream vendors; journalist Paul Garay is released; enforced sterilisation comes under scrutiny and fight for Alberto Fujimori’s release continues.
Ex-president Lula diagnosed with cancer, Orlando Silva steps down as Sports Minister, and Brazil’s richest gets richer.
Financial operator of Zeta drug cartel arrested; six out of ten Mexican children are victims of violence; Pan-American games draw to a close in Guadalajara.
IACHR sets eyes on alarming human rights violations in Honduras, regional aid program underway to help storm-battered countries and attention turns to Guatemalan elections.
Cristina triumphs in the elections, Argentina remembers Néstor Kirchner, and Alfredo Astiz,the ‘blond angel of death’, is sentenced to life in prison.
Escaped prisoner-turned Minister is arrested against the law, and one year on: did the cholera epidemic come from somewhere other than Nepal?
Morales finally scraps highway through indigenous territory, hydrocarbon exploration and more to be put under the microscope, as disappointing judicial election results begin to stream in.
Mujica tries to strenghten economic relations with the EU, while Phillip Morris leave the country, and the body of a male, thought to be a desaparecido, is discovered
Opposition broadcaster Globovisión appeal hefty fine; doctor who claimed that Chávez has two years to live flees the country.
Governmental transparency brought to a head; Over sixteen thousand people declared to have disappeared under the Fujimori reign; Humpback whales have returned to Peruvian shores.
Mexican lorries allowed to carry goods into States after 17 year stalemate; Ernesto Cordero Arroyo denies being Calderón’s chosen successor; and Mexico climb Pan-American medal table as women dominate racquetball.
A worrying week, as two days of student protests see violence escalate, rhetoric harden, and a government minister picking a fight with the judiciary.