An uptick in organized crime may be fueling corruption in Latin America.
The World Bank estimates that 80 percent of Peru’s logging exports are illegally harvested, a problem compounded by bribery and obstacles to prosecution
President Santos registered his candidacy for reelection, becoming the frontrunner in a race that many view as a referendum on his signature achievement: ongoing peace talks with Colombia´s largest guerrilla group.
Venezuela's National Assembly has given final approval to special powers for President Nicolas Maduro. Under the measures Mr Maduro will be able to govern without consulting Congress for 12 months. The president says the aim of the new powers is to tackle the economic crisis. However, critics fear he may use them against the opposition
Argentine President reshuffles her economic team, in what is seen as a further move towards interventionism. After returning to work following her brain surgery six weeks ago, Ms Fernandez replaced key figures in her government. She chose a new cabinet chief, economy and agriculture ministers and replaced the head of the central bank.