Supporters of far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro taking part in a protest  in Brasilia on May 3rd. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

For thousands of Venezuelans who sought refuge in the northern Brazilian city of Boa Vista, life was already tough. Fleeing economic collapse at home,(...)

Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez and vicepresident Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attend the ordinary opening session at the Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photograph: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni/AFP.

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced on Sunday that he will send to Congress a bill to legalise abortion, an initiative that has broad soci(...)

People   watch Argentina’s president Alberto Fernandez and vice president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaking on stage after the presidential inauguration in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

In Argentina it is normal for students of economics to be taught “the example of two countries”. The year is 1950. One country is hugely abundant in r(...)

Opposition Senator Jeanine Anez (C) greets supporters after assuming the interim Presidency of Bolivia after the resignation and exile of former president of Evo Morales, in La Paz, Bolivia. Photograph: EPA

The head of Bolivia’s senate, Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political (...)

Opposition supporters celebrate the resignation of Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, in La Paz on Sunday. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Sunday he was resigning to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election,(...)

Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri shakes hands with president-elect Alberto Fernandez, in Buenos Aires, Argentina Photograph: Argentina Presidency/Handout via Reuters

Argentina’s president-elect Alberto Fernandez vowed on Monday to “turn the page” on the IMF-backed policies of incumbent Mauricio Macri, after voters (...)

Argentina president Mauricio Macri waves as he arrives to the Casa Rosada presidential palace to meet with president-elect Alberto Fernandez in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Getty

On coming to power in 2015, Mauricio Macri became Argentina’s first democratically elected president who was not from the Radicals and Peronists, the (...)

Alberto Fernandez with his running mate Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Buenos Aires after winning Argentina’s presidential election. Photograph: Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images

Argentina is facing into a new cycle of economic turmoil after the populist Peronist movement swept back into power in elections on Sunday. Former mi(...)

Peronist opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez and former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner:  Mr Fernandez leads opinion polls by up to 20 points. Photograph: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

In 2017 there was so much market enthusiasm for Argentina’s prospects under President Mauricio Macri that eager investors called on his administration(...)

People line up in front of a bank in Buenos Aires on Monday during another day of uncertainty after the financial restrictions promoted by the government. Photograph: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni/EPA

Argentina’s peso surged on Tuesday, pumped up by Wall Street traders, back after a long holiday weekend, cheering President Mauricio Macri’s capital c(...)

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