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Immigrant song: Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims provide insight into life in a collapsing economy

Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims find life-saving treatment in Peru, relying on nonprofits to connect them to options.... Read more»

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Immigrant song: Venezuelans in Peru worry that media’s focus on crime spurs lies, hatred

Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and even some traditional news sites are crowded with posts unified by an underlying assertion: Venezuelan migrants are a threat to Peruvians.... Read more»

Immigrant song: Schools in Peru are under added pressure from wave of Venezuelan migrants

Schools in Peru — and the capital of Lima in particular — are struggling to deal with 700,000 Venezuelan refugees fleeing economic collapse in their home country.... Read more»

Immigrant song: With Venezuela in turmoil, migrants and refugees turn to Peru

The crisis in Venezuela has crated the largest refugee migration in the history of the western hemisphere and they aren't coming to America.... Read more»

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Pacific trade deal has lots of protections for businesses — but not for workers

The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn.... Read more»

Uber just found another way to anger Mexico City's taxi drivers

Another battle in the war between Uber and the city's taxi drivers.... Read more»

Mexico City could be the next to ban Uber

The taxi app just can’t catch a break down in Latin America.... Read more»3

Ecuador is freeing thousands of convicted drug mules

President Rafael Correa has said his country's harsh old drug laws were 'imposed by the gringos.' Now officials see small time smugglers as victims of cartels rather than as hardened criminals.... Read more»

Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru

Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru and they may be boosting their cocaine trade with Europe in the process.... Read more»

Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel

More and more of the region's governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.... Read more»1

Why less coca does not equal less cocaine

The area sown with coca, the key ingredient in cocaine and crack, is at an all-time low. That’s according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which released its annual World Drug Report Thursday, crediting the record to a 25 percent reduction in Colombia’s fields, one of just three countries where coca is grown. ... Read more»

Fly to Machu Picchu: Dream come true or nightmare?

Peru’s famous Inca citadel is about to get a new airport nearby that will allow millions more to visit every year.... Read more»

Peru’s secret weapon against cop corruption: Policewomen

Law-breaking drivers usually bribe their way out of just about anything in Latin America. Female officers, apparently, are having none of it.... Read more»

Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media

Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.... Read more»

Red wine or white, sir, with your guinea pig?

For the rest of the world, guinea pigs may be perfectly cute, low-maintenance pets, or disposable lab test subjects. But in the Andes, where the species evolved, they have a very different use — lunch.... Read more»

Colombia's controversial coca spraying could be the next drug war casualty

Last October an American anti-drug pilot was fumigating Colombian coca fields when Marxist guerrillas opened fire at his crop duster. Two bullets hit his left leg but the pilot managed to land safely in a cow pasture. He was lucky. Three weeks earlier, rebel gunfire brought down another anti-drug crop-dusting plane, killing the American pilot on board.... Read more»

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