Latin America

The 'pink tide' in crisis

To defend their social goals, Latin American states need to risk encroaching on the profits and rights of investors.

by Richard Seymour

Human Rights

In Latin America, people disappear but crimes remain

As we mark the International Day of the Disappeared, countless families across Latin America have yet to attain closure.

by Belen Fernandez


Messi reverses decision to quit international football

Argentine player had retired following his team's defeat to Chile in the Copa America final earlier this year.


Argentina's former leader Kirchner 'not afraid of jail'

Kirchner says she does not fear going to jail if it is the political price she must pay for her progressive policies.

Lionel Messi

Argentinians beg Messi to reconsider retirement

Country's president and thousands more want the Barcelona superstar to reconsider his international retirement.


Ex-Argentine leader Fernandez's properties raided

Cristina Fernandez says she's victim of political persecution after police search her properties as part of graft probe.

Lionel Messi

Messi retires from national team after Chile defeat

"I've done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion," says Argentina superstar after Copa America final loss to Chile.


Argentina jails dictator for international death squad

Former general and 14 others jailed for their role in Operation Condor, a unit set up to kill South American dissidents.


Inflation confronts Argentina with big challenge

Buenos Aires residents struggle to put food on the table as lifting of energy subsidies prompts jump in consumer prices.


Buenos Aires nightclubs ordered shut after drug deaths

Judge says closure will last until Argentinian capital presents plan to control drug sales and electronic music parties.


Eugenio's Close Up: Inside the Slums of Buenos Aires

A professional photographer seeks to infuse his Buenos Aires slum with art, creativity and free expression.


Cristina Fernandez defiant over cover-up accusations

Former Argentine president testifies about alleged irregularities at the central bank that occurred under her watch.

Panama Papers

Argentina's Macri denies hiding assets offshore

Federal prosecutor calls for an investigation after leaked documents show the president had links with offshore company.


Torrential rain triggers flooding in Argentina, Uruguay

About 2,000 people evacuated from their homes after El Nino-enhanced downpours hit South America.


Argentina rights groups angry with Obama memorial visit

US president says Washington was too slow to condemn human rights violations during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship.