Relatives carry the coffin of a loved one to a section of a cemetery reserved for Covid-19 cases, in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic means Latin America is now facing its third “lost decade” of the last half century. This is the warning by 21 (...)

Professor Jose Ibarra of the Central University of Venezuela, poses with a pair of old shoes in a classroom, in Caracas . When Ibarra was told the repair of his old shoes cost four times his wage as a university professor in Venezuela, he expressed his outrage in a Twitter message that awoke worldwide solidarity. Photograph: Juan Barreto /Getty Images

Venezuela’s inflation will skyrocket to one million per cent by the end of the year as the government continues to print money to cover a growing budg(...)

Tabaré Vázquez waves a Uruguayan flag to celebrate his victory in the country’s presidential election. His victory follows those in recent weeks for fellow leftists Evo Morales in Bolivia and Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. Photograph: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Sunday’s comfortable victory for the ruling Broad Front movement in Uruguay was the latest confirmation of the enduring appeal of left-wing rule in So(...)