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Henrique Capriles has hit out at the overwhelming bias of the Venezuelan state media, claiming that the VTV channel alone has given 46 hours and 43 minutes of coverage to Nicolas Maduro since the former bus driver became acting President after the death of Hugo Chavez on 8 March. Over the same period, Mr Capriles claimed he received just one minute and 18 seconds of airtime.
The congressman son of the jailed former President, Alberto Fujimori, is at the centre of a drug-trafficking storm after being linked to cocaine with a street value of £1.6m recently discovered in a port warehouse.
A stay at the Tambopata Research Center requires effort, but the rewards include stunning wildlife encounters, says Simeon Tegel
Two American tourists feared dead or kidnapped deep in the Amazon Basin have turned up at a Peruvian military base, apparently bemused that their attempt to get away from it all sparked such alarm.
Enrique Peña Nieto takes office with calls to pursue the drug barons and protect the public
Colombian guerrillas begin ceasefire talks – but where are the missing victims? Simeon Tegel reports
Behind the ailing Socialist President is a likely successor who is even more anti-American
Venezuelans re-elect 'el Comandante' despite country's crippled economy and spiralling murder rate
Fears of new 'banana republic' as US firm signs Honduras deal
Ecuador has freed a Belarusian former police inspector who allegedly faced the death penalty in his homeland after uncovering government corruption there.
A record drought in northern Mexico has prompted warnings that the region's climate may have changed for good
Law allowing state to sell cannabis could be adopted across Latin America in defiance of US
Peru was celebrating yesterday after the rescue of nine trapped miners whose lives had hung in the balance for six days as oxygen was pumped to them through a hose.
A deadly riot in Mexico and an inferno in Honduras have turned the searchlight on conditions in Latin America's overcrowded and anarchic prisons. Simeon Tegel spends a day behind bars in Peru
Few opposed Argentina's military dictatorship as effectively as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, with their lonely, dignified vigils in Buenos Aires' main square for their children "disappeared" by the junta. But now the group, whose moral authority in the country was virtually saintly, has become embroiled in a corruption scandal that threatens to tarnish its reputation for good.
Parents leading a campaign for Argentina's 'Disappeared' have been hit by a huge corruption scandal. Simeon Tegel reports