Same-sex marriages are legal in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay, and significant advances have been made to increase access to legal abortions in Argentina, Chile, Mexico City, Colombia, Bolivia and Uruguay.
Although the number of Latin American countries that have national policies to protect women has increased, high rates of violence against women persist.
Since the loss of the Falklands War to Britain in 1982 and the fall of the dictatorship the following year, military spending in Argentina has fallen from 2.16% of gross domestic product (GDP) to a low of 0.87% in 2011.
Pinera will face centre-left Senator Alejandro Guillier in a runoff for the presidency next month.
Some observers think Mugabe’s overthrow by the army might be a good thing for Zimbabwe. An Argentinean expert on Latin America’s bloody military dictatorships disagrees.
Plans to expand coal production and use run counter to the climate goals voluntarily adopted by the countries in the region and commitments made in the Paris deal.
This win strengthens President Mauricio Macri’s position in Congress while dimming prospects for a political comeback by his predecessor, Cristina Fernandez.
Amidst violence and insecurity, nine gang hotspots in Tegucigalpa are rewriting their future.
Irma, which is being followed by two other hurricanes in the Atlantic, is threatening Caribbean refineries, terminals and storage facilities.
Nearly 100 experts on migration from the region took part in the meeting, held in Santiago on August 30-31.
The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America could do much more to become a great source of global intellectual production .
Many believe that trading with Latin America is expensive and therefore should not be a priority. But statistics tell a different story.
US businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary non-agricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary non-agricultural workers under the H-2B programme,
Latin America’s murder rate is the highest in the world, accounting for one in every four homicides on the planet.
The discussion of legalising abortions needs to go further than just preventing child pregnancies – it needs to challenge the deep rooted ideas of sexual violence and impunity to perpetrators.
Executives from meat packer JBS said in plea-bargain testimony to police that they paid the president nearly $5 million in bribes in recent years.
President Temer said his government did not yet have the 308 votes in Congress that it needs to push through its flagship welfare reform.
Fifty-nine people have died in the often violent street melees, which President Maduro calls an effort to overthrow his government.
Orlando Milesi interviews Julio Berdegué, FAO’s regional representative.
Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
Shelved since 1993, the case was reopened in September 2016, providing a historic opportunity to try soldiers and officers accused of killing more than 1,000 inhabitants of El Mozote village and neighbouring hamlets.
Prosecutor Luisa Ortega has also accused security officers of using excessive force.
President Maduro accused the mob of attacking the man, whom he identified as 21-year old Orlando Figuera, because he was pro-government.
Brazil’s political crisis is spiralling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorising a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
Unrest and protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government since early April have caused at least 46 deaths, injuries to many and arrests.
The investigation raised the possibility of Brazil seeing a second president fall in less than a year, with Brazilian financial markets tumbling on doubts.
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks, angry about food shortages, a medical crisis and soaring inflation.
The measure, aimed at curbing social security benefits, needs to be approved twice by two-third of the lawmakers in both chambers of Congress.
The death of Luis Alviarez, 18, brought the death toll in six weeks of protest to at least 39.
The case of Luis Muiña, a civilian in prison for his participation in kidnappings and torture in 1976, sparked the massive protest demonstrations in Argentina over the past week.
The patently illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro is hanging on to power in Venezuela with the brute support of a complicit military.
Caught between the bullying Donald Trump, an indifferent Europe and the suspect Chinese, Latin America is looking more seriously at India, attracted by its huge and growing market, and its vibrant and diverse democracy.
In his first critical remarks directed at Trump since he took office, Castro termed his trade policies “egotistical” and his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border “irrational.”
Researchers say many tree species populating the Amazon region appear to be abundant because they were cultivated by people who populated the area before Europeans arrived more than five centuries ago.
By appointing generals to top political posts and hiking defence spending, Donald Trump is imperilling a cherished tenet of the US constitution: civilian control of the military.
First-round voting confirmed that populist president Rafael Correa’s AP movement is still Ecuador’s most powerful political force. But the right is gaining strength.
People with disabilities lag behind in employment and health indicators across the world. So severe is the issue worldwide that in 2014 the UN created a Special Rapporteur position to examine the problem, which affects many of the one billion people – about 15% of the world’s population – who have some form of disability.
According to critics, leftist candidate Lenin Moreno is ill-equipped to overhaul an ailing economy hit by low oil prices, steep debts and a stronger US dollar that has hurt exports.
Outsider Alejandro Guillier’s sudden rise in the polls has invigorated Chilean politics and revived the hopes of progressives across Latin America.
A 2006 study found that women’s rights groups felt the gag rule violated their rights to freedom of speech and association.