Regions / Latin America & Caribbean
Millions of Brazilians have serious housing problems. The Movimiento Sin Techo (Homeless Movement) seeks to organize them, and to occupy abandoned properties and land on the outskirts of the city to pressure the government.
The tobacco giant Philip Morris is going up against a new anti-smoking law, this time over intellectual property rights.
The CIA's involvement in targeting drug traffickers in Peru and terrorists in Pakistan shares a similar lack of accountability.
In the decade in which it begins its ascent, the country is so important that it is forcing its main competitor in the region, the United States, to redesign its foreign policy to take into consideration Brazil's prominence, a tactic that might destabilize all of Latin America.
The Obama administration has made a few steps in the right direction. But U.S.-Latin American relations are far from mended, and skepticism is growing.
Three weeks after Haiti's devastating earthquake, nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers joined with key civil society groups here Thursday to urge the Group of Seven (G7) leading western nations to commit to cancelling all of the Caribbean country's multilateral debt.
Respecting human dignity is a principle no government can ignore, and one that needs to be applied when sending aid to the earthquake-ravaged nation.
Peru's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of former president Alberto Fujimori for crimes against humanity.
The U.S. treatment of Haiti is, unfortunately, nothing new.
Chile has been a reliable U.S. ally in Latin America. The presidential elections might further cement the alliance.