Mexican activists demand that President Calderón be investigated by the ICC; the discovery of 26 corpses in Guadalajara raises tensions as the city’s International Book Festival begins.
Venezuela implements a controversial price regulation law on certain inflation-prone basic goods and El Salvador approves 2012 budget
Caribbean marks Elimination of Violence against Women day; Trinidad PM foils assassination conspiracy; West Indies women’s cricket team win World Cup qualifier.
Guatemala sees rampant rise in food prices, whilst El Salvador struggles to overcome floods and Honduran bishop condemns Porfírio Lobo’s political killings.
Conga Mining Project out of control; politicians accused of inappropriate behaviour on social networking sites; ex-minister under house-arrest; tribute to the Ashánica.
The 2012 budget is finally approved by the Senate but without opposition support, while clashes at a book launch open old wounds from the Pinochet era.
Mayor’s refusal to leave office causes violence on the streets of Cochabamba, minister stalls on coca reduction pact, and protestors want better pensions.
The judge in the Schoklender case runs into hot water, and Cristina comes out fighting over Aerolíneas.
Four members of the police and armed forces kidnapped by the FARC are killed and Colombia’s second rainy season causes devastation on roads.
A bus crash in Asunción sparks debate whilst another Indigenous tribe member is murdered by Brazilian drug traffickers and protesting fishermen close the Río Paraguay.
Process of repatriating foreign gold reserves begins and Chávez announces extension of price controls to tackle inflation.
Cuba allows farmers to sell to tourist facilities, opens credit to small business, and permits migration to Havana. The Spanish elections raise questions on future relations.
Chevron fined and banned from drilling after oil spill, Petrobras heads off strike action, and Senate passes nationwide smoking ban.
Police action against a protest prevents bridge closure in Fray Bentos, while a silent protest against violence makes an impression on Montevideo and a new book on Julio Sosa pays…
ALMA, the largest ground-based astronomical project in existence released its first images to the press in October, 2011. The ‘Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array’, ALMA for short, is the giant telescope…
Rio police launch investigation into Chevron oil spill, S&P upgrade Brazil’s credit rating, and census results reveal historic Afro-Brazilian majority.
IACHR requests information on El Universo case whilst a government’s flagship tax reform bill is defeated in the National Assembly and Yasunizate telethon takes place in Quito.
Caribbean HIV Conference begins; aboriginal cave art discovered in the Dominican Republic; Puerto Rican homicide rate surpasses 1,000 deaths; Jamaican elections set for December.
Venezuelan football team tops World Cup qualifying standings; sixth candidate enters race for presidential election; World Meeting of Body Art kicks off in Caracas.
A crime with unwelcome similarities to the Candela case, and a report reveals the extent of unsafe construction works in Buenos Aires.
While education boards fight over autonomy, the State refuses to make religious marriages into civil marriages while Claudio Taddei performs in Montevideo after four years.
Severe weather hits Cochabamba, a police brutality ‘whodunnit’ continues, and more road trouble for indigenous communities.
Vice-president Chehade is banned from congress for 120 days; first lady Nadine Heredia is critiqued by the press; Conga mining project provisionally banned; Peru named as leading economy in Latin…
A bill is passed which will take Paraguay one step closer to ‘true democracy’ whilst more documents are discovered questioning national history and school pupils donate provisions to protesting indigenous…
Brazil’s sovereign credit rating upgraded while its economy contracted for the first time in 2 years and the newest poverty statistics for Guatemala and Costa Rica are out