A constitutional amendment passed by the Senate last month is being called “the end of the world” amendment by its opponents. Why? Because the consequences of the amendment look disastrous — and long lasting.
The appointment of Tareck El Aissami as Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela can only be useful to close the already small spaces for a political solution to the crisis in the country
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday appointed Tareck El Aissami, the controversial former minister of interior and the governor of Aragua state, as his new vice president.
Ruling party considering ways to allow Morales to legally run, including changing constitution through legislative assembly
One of the most significant effects of the U.S. détente with Cuba had less to do with relations between the two countries than with helping stop the “pink tide” that was pulsing through Latin America.
Cuba said on Wednesday it hoped to sign off on at least half a dozen agreements with the United States before businessman Donald Trump becomes president on Jan. 20.
They reflect a divided and politicized word.
Former OAS Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza said that he plans to seek the Socialist Party’s nomination for president of Chile.
Maduro warns Mercosur: “... take us out the door, we go back in through the window”
In the late 2000s, leftist politicians were leading countries all across Latin America. Today, most are in retreat, challenged by a new crop of would-be leaders promising to fix the problems created by the left.
The recent turn to the right in Latin American politics will trigger serious social conflicts and marginalize large sectors of the population
Despite enduring high rates of violence and machismo, women enjoy levels of political representation second only to Scandinavia
Voter dissatisfaction with current political system is seen with abstention and blank/null ballots surpassing valid votes in large cities.
El embargo comercial de medio siglo que Estados Unidos impone a Cuba recibió un nuevo golpe este miércoles, cuando Washington evitó rechazar una resolución de las Naciones Unidas condenando sus sanciones.
The US has for the first time abstained from voting against an annual UN resolution calling for an end to its economic embargo against Cuba.
Venezuela's government and its opposition are to meet for crisis talks, the Vatican says, after an intervention from Pope Francis.
With over 99 percent of results counted on Sunday night in local elections, the right-leaning Chile Vamos pact emerged as the big winner.
Venezuelan congressmen put President Nicolas Maduro under more pressure by voting to put him on trial for violating democracy.
La sesión extraordinaria de la Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela este domingo fue reflejo de la tensión y la polarización que vive el país entre gobierno y oposición.
In the second city Valparaíso, Jorge Sharp, a veteran of 2011 student protests, was chosen in a ‘citizen’s primary’ to take on the traditional parties for the mayor’s job
Young Latin Americans are political, but are not becoming politicians. The discredit of politics and the alienation of the young are common to democracies around the world.
Peru’s Popular Force party, led by Keiko Fujimori, has rejected a bill to strengthen prosecutors investigating money laundering, calling into question the party’s commitment to fighting corruption.
The Mercosur controversy has moved to New York, since the presidents of the four founding members are scheduled to address the UN General Assembly this week
How many leaders have accepted their blame? A few, yes. But when the absence of self-criticism comes from the left, socialism and communism, which self-proclaim as defenders of the poor, corruption hurts three times as much.
It's always the problems that get the headlines. But if you look under the surface, you'll see that the rule of law is taking shape.
The governor of Bolivia’s La Paz province, Felix Patzi, said that no alternative political force to the party of President Morales exists at present, but predicted the rise of a new leadership capable of unifying a political organization to challenge him.
A 77-year-old former investment banker has been sworn in as Peru's new president at a ceremony in Lima.
The Americas are poised to experience several development blockers as some of its leaders believe that progress entails institutional destruction in lieu of institutional refurbishment.
Half of Brazilians would like to see interim President Michel Temer stay in the job until the next election in 2018, compared with 32% who desire the return of suspended President Dilma Rousseff
A former Contra guerrilla was chosen to be the presidential candidate for Nicaragua’s Constitutionalist Liberal Party, or PLC
Ecuador will review its ties with Brazil should that country’s Senate decide to permanently remove suspended President Dilma Rousseff
President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski issued an appeal for unity in Peru this weekey after winning a very close runoff election, and he announced the launching of a social revolution seeking equality among all Peruvians.
With future of Nafta uncertain, Canada to scrap rules obliging Mexican visitors to obtain a visitor visa and Mexico will allow expanded imports of Canadian beef.
“There are foreign investors who have sought out me or my (Cabinet) ministers and the question always comes up: what will happen in August?” Temer said, referring to the expected conclusion of Rousseff’s trial in the Senate.
The phrase reveals his emotional state after having faced more challenges than he had anticipated.
Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina looks poised to win the first round of voting in the country's presidential election, early results suggest.
The new ministers include members of parties that are not part of the governing coalition, including the Conservatives, the Greens, the leftist Democratic Pole and the right-wing Party of the U
The first part of this sequence explores the negative effects social media can have in politics.
U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Argentina to reset diplomatic relations and strengthen trade ties with a country that was part of South America's left-wing bloc until pro-business President Mauricio Macri took power in December.
Trump’s rise is sad evidence that xenophobia, racism, ethnocentrism, and homophobia stains on the populace are deeper, wider and more indelible that anyone may have guessed.