Understanding the reasons behind the income gap in Latin America and the Caribbean is a necessary step toward designing appropriate growth strategies.
Here are some thoughts on the social challenges for the region this year
2017 entered world stage under the sad and horrific shadow of the Aleppo genocide. In the Americas, however, 2017 seems to have brought a ray of hope in terms of democratic developments.
Fidel Castro´s Death, Obama's Visit, the economic world looking at the island are some of 2016's news in Cuba
Which country improved the most in 2016? Colombia
Venezuela's voters elected an opposition supermajority in December of 2015, but the Supreme Court has over-ruled every piece of legislation they have passed
The end of democracy in Venezuela was predictable, but it was still shocking in a number of ways.
Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to strike the Caribbean in nine years, made landfall on Tuesday in southeastern Cuba packing sustained winds of up to 240 kph (149 mph), the island’s Insmet weather service said.
Hundreds of thousands of people across Chile have taken part in protests against the country's controversial privatised pension plan
Hot flashes are a lamentable part of reaching middle age for many women. While drug treatments may provide relief, two new studies suggest that the right type of exercise might lessen both the frequency and discomfiting severity of hot flashes.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has named General Nestor Reverol, 51, as his new interior and justice minister.
The tobacco giant has to pay $7m to the small South American nation in a dispute over cigarette adverts. But the case could still set a worrying precedent
Bolivia's media owners warned they could possibly lose their permits due to a decree that made their renewal process extremely difficult.
The series portrays the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, who was shot dead by police in 1993, and the Medellin drug cartel he lead. Roberto Escobar said he wanted to determine the accuracy of the contents.
Mexico's air force has been flying tons of grain into Oaxaca state in the south of the country to deal with dwindling food supplies caused by roadblocks set up by protesting teachers.
Six people have been killed in southern Mexico in clashes between protesting teachers and police.
Government tinkering with daylight-saving time dates puts clocks on cellphones and computers out of whack
They have names and they are Argentine, but they live “invisible” lives in their native land. They were not registered at birth and that makes it difficult for them to get an identity document and get access to the most basic rights
The Coca Codo Sinclair electric dam was inaugurated last week and stands as a testament to the country’s commitment to hydroelectric resources.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has warned that the death toll from a powerful earthquake which has killed 272 people is likely to rise.
Representatives of the U.S. government and Cuba met this week in Miami to exchange information on how to combat people trafficking and prevent fraud, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby announced Friday.
Chevy El Camino is the first car produced between 1959 and 1960, then continued production of second-generation El Camino in the year 1964 to 1987. Here is what to expect as it will be reborn at the end of 2016
In theory, the supermajority that the MUD holds in the National Assembly has a vast array of powers at its disposal that can establish some form of stable political order in Venezuela.
Venezuela's Congress on Wednesday named 13 justices to the Supreme Court in a manoeuvre critics slammed as a last-minute court-packing scheme by the Socialist Party in the final days before it loses control of the legislature in January
A new startup automaker from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning some pretty wild looking off-road machines
After an overwhelming electoral defeat, the leftist movement founded by the late Hugo Chávez has turned inward to attack its own.
Rosario embodies much of the best and some of the worst of Argentina. Most big cities in Spanish-speaking America were founded by a conquistador. But Rosario just sprang up, in the mid-19th century.