The lower house of Paraguay's Congress has voted overwhelmingly to reject a constitutional amendment that allowed the president to seek re-election.
Donald Trump has indicated he will scrap plans to find cash for his border wall in this week's spending bill.
A judge on Brazil’s Supreme Court authorized new corruption investigations this week involving dozens of the country’s most powerful politicians
A Brazilian judge has revealed the names of dozens of politicians to be investigated over alleged involvement in a huge bribery scandal.
A call for nationalism is the wrong answer to Trump’s policies. Beyond its shortsighted and potentially chauvinistic nature, a call for nationalism can translate into a call for loyalty towards the current government
Horacio Cartes’s plans to amend constitution to draw out term has incensed students to take action against police violence and government’s abuse of power
President Nicolas Maduro asked the supreme court in a late-night speech to review the ruling nullifying the lawmaking body. The court on Saturday released new rulings that appeared to reinstate congress’s authority.
There have been demonstrations in Venezuela after the Supreme Court took over legislative powers from the National Assembly.
After months of behind-the-scenes preparations, a senator steamrolled through the changes that could allow Horacio Cartes to be re-elected in 2018
Venzuela‘s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) reported that it will begin a process of control that will define the limits of the immunity for the deputies of the nation’s National Assembly.
Latin American presidents are inventing new ways to exercise leadership – namely, via social media. By 2014, the region had the world’s highest use of social media use by politicians.
It is time for the Trump administration to pay at least some attention to Latin America. Even bankrupt Venezuela has been quicker and more generous than the United States during the tragedy that devastated Peru
This week, Brazil’s prosecutor general requested new investigations into dozens of politicians based on plea-bargain testimony from executives at Odebrecht
It is unlikely that Brazil will be able to pursue a prominent role in the international arena before 2019.
Argentina urban poverty rate rose to 32.9% in the third quarter of 2016, which means 13 million people due to a precarious labor market and lack of long-term development policies
Latin America's recent rightward spiral should not be seen as the end of the populist era in the region.
Brazilian President Michel Temer took office five months ago after the impeachment and political humiliation of the country’s first female political leader, Dilma Rousseff
South America’s biggest economies want to work more closely together. That will not be easy
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.