Brazil's Former Richest Man Eike Batista Lost His Empire In 2013; 2014 Uncertainty As Brazil's Economy Slowly Recovers
In barely 12 months, Brazil's Eike Batista went from billionaire to failure. In 2014, his fortunes may mirror those of the biggest economy in South America.
Heat Wave: Argentina Reels From Power Outage, Water Shortage, As Government Blames Electricity Distributors
Argentina is facing the worst heat wave of its history -- and the government is doing nothing to help.
Move Over EU, China To Become Latin America's 2nd Biggest Trade Partner By 2016
China's presence in Latin America is growing -- but to what degree?
Bolivia's Bill To Ban Child Labor Is Opposed By Child Workers, President Evo Morales Delays Vote To January
Child workers ask Bolivia to let them keep their jobs.
The Dark Side of El Dorado: Illegal Gold Mining In Peru Generating More Money Than Drug Trafficking
Informal gold mining is rapidly surpassing cocaine trafficking as the most lucrative business in Latin America.
Brazil's Growing Inmate Population Might Require The Privatization Of Prisons
Brazil's solution to its prison overpopulation might be going private -- but there are a few flaws in the plan.
5 Latin American Projects To Watch In 2014: Oil Explorations, Transoceanic Canals, And 3 Other Things That Might Change The Region
It has been a hectic year in Latin America -- and it looks like 2014 will be no different. Here are 5 of the projects that will keep the region busy.
7 Weirdest Moments In Latin American News In 2013: Toilet Paper In Venezuela, Mexico's Soda Tax, And Other Wacky News
Disappearing inflation, controversial handshakes and toilet paper wars: It all happened in 2013 in Latin America.
Latin American Growth Does Not Mean End To Informal Workers, Which Account For 50 Percent
More and more Latin Americans have jobs ... but not all of them are recognized as such.
Brazilians Aren't Happy About $4.5 Billion Purchase Of Saab Gripen Fighter Jets
Brazil just closed a deal a decade in the making. Some Brazilians were not pleased by the news.
President Dilma Rousseff Announces Brazil Is Buying Sweden's Saab Gripen Jet Fighters
The Gripen, manufactured by Sweden's Saab, will join the Brazilian Air Force, in a surprise victory over Boeing and Dassault.
As President Dilma Rousseff Ponders Edward Snowden's Asylum, Brazilian Media React To NSA Whistleblower's Letter
Brazil's reaction to Edward Snowden's open letter was not the surge of anti-American sentiment the NSA leaker might have expected.
NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Offers Brazil Assistance, Does Not Directly Ask for Asylum [FULL TEXT]
Snowden continues his fight against political espionage that he interprets as violating civil and human rights.
3 Challenges Michelle Bachelet Will Face As The New President Of Chile
Three economic issues will likely be front-and-center in her administration.
Brazil Says No To $4B Fighter Jet Deal With France's Dassault; Not A Victory Yet For Boeing, Saab
Brazil has been in the market for new fighter jets for a decade, yet the government has rejected two of three bidders.
Nicolas Maduro Announces A New Offensive For Christmas To Keep Prices To Officially Approved Rates
In the true spirit of the holidays, Venezuela's leader promises a new round of economic intervention.
IATA Report Reveals Profit Gain For Latin American Airlines, But Warns About Outdated Policies
Latin American air transport will keep rising, if government policies do not ground it.
Drought Decimates Crops In Latin America, Pushing Up Prices Of Corn And Soy
Drought is usually overlooked as a devastating natural disaster, but it has triggered huge losses in Latin America.
Chinese Workers Arrive In Nicaragua To Do Viability Studies For Controversial Canal
Nicaragua is determined to see its dream of a transoceanic canal rivaling the Panama Canal come to life. Opponents say it will never happen.
Mexican Senate Approves Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) Reform
It's official: Petróleos Mexicanos is accepting foreign investors for the first time in its history.
U.S. Media Reacted To The Castro-Obama Handshake With Caution, But What Do Cubans Say?
In an unprecedented gesture, Barack Obama and Raúl Castro shook hands during Nelson Mandela's memorial. In Cuba, reactions are optimistic.
Despite Slight Growth In Numbers, Brazilian Tourism Is Still Significantly Lower Than It Should Be
Surprisingly enough, Brazil gets fewer tourists than Mexico and even Portugal.
As Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) Gets Ready For Its First Foreign Investors, Here Are 3 Companies That Might Be Interested
The 75-year old Mexican oil monopoly is opening up to its first foreign partners -- now the question is, who would they be?
Uruguay Offers Bolivia The Construction Of A Waterway That Would Give The Landlocked Country Access To The Atlantic
Uruguay has suggested to Bolivia the construction of a waterway from the eastern border, crossing Paraguay.
Pemex To Open To Foreign Investment As Mexico's Energy Reform Debated In Senate
After four months of controversy, Mexico's state-owned oil company will start receiving private investment for the first time in 75 years.
As Latin American Economy's Growth Slows Down, Social Programs Suffer
Poverty in Latin America is increasing, the UN warns.
Brazilians Are Accumulating Debt By Not Understanding Credit Card Conditions
Consumer spending on credit in Brazil is high. Maybe higher than it should be.
Silicon Valley Turns To Latin America
Is the future of technological innovation in Latin America?
Latin America Growth Hindered By Poor GDP Performances In Mexico And Brazil, Says Standard & Poor's
Latin America may have found who to blame for disappointing GDP growth in 2013: its two largest economies.
Despite Excellent Economic Development In Latin America, Inequality And Violence Are Still Taking A Chunk Of The Glory
Despite economic development, crime still takes lives and dollars from Latin America on a daily basis.