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

Chile aims to harvest enough pot to make cannabis oil for 200 cancer patients. Read more»

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

Slinging mud across the pond over soccer is as old as the World Cup. Read more»

The human toll of Latin America’s violence is well documented. Now experts are gauging the loss in dollars and cents. Read more»

Michelle Bachelet

For a region famous for “machismo,” Latin America is about to take an unlikely step: elect a record number of women presidents. Read more» 2

United and integrated, the region would be a force to reckon with on the world stage. But does Latin America’s unification reality match up to the rhetoric? Read more»

Venezuela and Paraguay pick presidents this month, and Chile and Honduras gear up for votes in November. Some will swing left, others right. Read more»

Pablo Neruda during a Library of Congress recording session, 20 June 1966.

Authorities hope to determine if the literary figure died of prostate cancer, or was killed by the Pinochet regime. Read more»

As America observes four decades of the right to safe and legal abortion, access to this fundamental right remains elusive for most Latin American women. Yet, recent achievements lead me to believe we will see more successes in the region during 2013. Read more»

A classroom in Colombia.

Google is building an Internet data center and mobile providers are rolling out 4G networks, but that’s not all that’s in store for Latin America. Read more»

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that Mexico has officially been invited to enter into discussions over an emerging free-trade pact after being left out of the initial dialogue. Read more»

Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano as seen from space Saturday.

Flights in South America were resuming late Tuesday, after being disrupted by clouds of ash from an erupting volcano in Chile, BBC News reported. Read more»

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

Leaders of an international leftist alliance descended on Managua this week to compare revolutionary credentials and strategize their next move in their hemispheric struggle against neoliberalism. Read more»

A Latin American decade? The term is starting to be tossed around. We won't pretend to have a magic eight ball, but there's certainly plenty to watch in the region. Read more»

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