Simeon Tegel

Simeon Tegel is a British journalist based in Lima, Peru, and covering Latin America. Visit his website at

Hugo Chavez finally meets his match

He has survived cancer and a coup attempt in 14 years as Venezuela's President, but 'el Comandante' may be about to lose power in Sunday's vote

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The ghosts of Mexico's past

Exhausted by the war on drugs, the country is on the verge of electing the PRI, a party notorious for its autocratic, corruption-plagued rule. Simeon Tegel reports from Mexico City