There have been protests across Brazil against the government's plan to raise the retirement age to 65. Brazil has an ageing population and a generous pension scheme that the government says it can no longer afford.
16 Mar 2017 06:21 GMT | Latin America, Brazil, Politics
Brazil is hoping that a $3bn water project will quench the thirst of regions hit by drought. Two canals are diverting water from South America's fourth-longest river to reservoirs and lakes in the northeast.
12 Mar 2017 05:40 GMT | Latin America, Brazil, Environment
The sprawling shantytowns in Argentina's capital are seen by outsiders as no-go zones, largely run by drug gangs and other criminal rings.
In fact, even emergency services stay away. So residents are doing things for themselves.
05 Mar 2017 19:21 GMT | Latin America, Argentina, Human Rights
About 100 inmates remain on the run after violent jail breaks triggered by gang rivalry in northern Brazil.
Daniel Schweimler | 13 Jan 2017 10:07 GMT | Latin America, Brazil, prison, Crime
Bolivia teams up with traditional healers to help diabetics who are cautious of modern medicine.
Daniel Schweimler | 28 Dec 2016 09:29 GMT | Health, Bolivia, Latin America
Stress on "traditional values" and "adherence to Bible" as people search for new direction in scandal-stricken country.
Daniel Schweimler | 01 Oct 2016 15:29 GMT | Brazil, Latin America, Christianity
Sixteen-year-old victim of attack, which was filmed and posted online, recounts ordeal as police chief takes over case.
Daniel Schweimler | 31 May 2016 06:02 GMT | Latin America, Brazil, Sexual assault, Rape, Gang rape
A personal journey reveals how anger and fear fuelled the Ebola crisis that ravaged West Africa.
A look at the information wars waged by Israel and its supporters to win the hearts and minds of the American people.
Media, War & Conflict, Israel
Media and the politics of representation in Latin America, from the 'perfect Latin American' to the 'authentic' one.
Media, Politics, Latin America
We analyse how populist far-right movements are challenging the promise of an integrated union.