Opinion

Is Brazil no longer safe for refugees and immigrants?

Historically, immigrants helped to shape Brazilian society. But today they are being told to 'go home'.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Latin America

Did Mexicans benefit from NAFTA?

Supporters of NAFTA in Mexico had promised more employment opportunities after the trade deal. But more than half of the population still live below the poverty line, a proportion that remains unchanged from 1993, before the deal went into effect.

Latin America

Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns taken away

Disarmament process officially concluded as UN removed the final shipment of weapons from a FARC demobilisation camp.

Latin America

Brazil set for landmark indigenous land rights ruling

A ruling on the right to three territories could have far reaching consequences for indigenous people across Brazil.

Brazil set for landmark indigenous land rights ruling

Malaria

Crisis-ridden Venezuela faces a malaria challenge

Experts calculate that malaria cases could triple this year as the country suffers from a shortage of medication.

Malaria infections spreading in crisis-ridden Venezuela

Latin America

Venezuela: Call for military drills after Trump threat

President Maduro urges army and civilians to prepare for 'imperialist' invasion after Trump spoke of 'military option'.

Latin America

Argentina primaries: Comeback for ex-president Kirchner

Argentinians have voted in mid-term primary elections, which have been billed as a comeback opportunity for former president Cristina Kirchner.

Latin America

Protests in Bolivia against plans for Tipnis rainforest highway

Bolivia’s indigenous people are protesting against plans for the construction of a highway which would cut through Tipnis National Park.

Latin America

US aims to bolster ties with Latin America allies with VP tour

Tensions remain high between the US and Venezuela on the eve of US Vice President Mike Pence's tour of South America.

Latin America

Latin America rejects US military threat in Venezuela

Peru, Colombia and Mexico condemn President Donald Trump's comments of using 'military option' against Caracas.

Latin America rejects US military threat in Venezuela

Latin America

Mexico's wine industry fears climate change

Mexico's wine industry produces more than 25 million bottles of wine a year and it is gathering momentum.

Politics

'Craziness': Venezuela responds to Trump's threat

Washington has already branded Nicolas Maduro a 'dictator' and Trump lists 'military option' as one of many.

Latin America

Venezuelan violinist detained over anti-Maduro protests

Violinist Wuilly Artiaga is facing years in prison after he was arrested and charged with instigating violence.

Weather

Hurricane Franklin hits eastern Mexico

Mexican Sierra Madre Oriental mountains absorb and destroy the first hurricane of the season.

Hurricane Franklin hits eastern Mexico

Latin America

Canada struggles with asylum seeker influx from US

Canada is struggling to cope with a large increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing the open border with the United States.