Simeon Tegel

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

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Members of the Mashco-Piro tribe in the Peruvian rainforest

Peru sends investigators into the Amazon jungle to find 'uncontacted' indigenous tribe after farmer is fatally shot in the chest with an arrow

The team trying to locate the Mashco-Piro people includes anthropologists and conflict managers in an effort to prevent more contact and violence

Face off: Activists wearing masks of world leaders protest at the Lima talk

UN climate talks: Rich square up to poor over emissions cuts

Bickering countries rock Peru summit and threaten agreement
Cecilio Tercero López was abseiling in the Peruvian Andes

Injured Spanish caver finally saved after 12-day rescue effort in Peruvian Andes

100 per cent humidity and 10,000ft altitude had hampered attempts to get Cecilio Tercero López to safety sooner

Latin America has some of the fastest rising obesity rates in the world

Ecuador to tax fast food in effort to halt soaring obesity rate

'People are dying from bad food, not a lack of food' says President

Melissa Reid, right, and Michaella McCollum arrive for their court hearing in Lima

Six years in a Peruvian jail for British women found with £1.5m of cocaine

Guilty pair Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum could apply to serve their sentences here

Illegal gold mining has led to acres of rainforest in Peru’s Madre de Dios region being destroyed

Destruction of Peru’s rainforest by illegal gold mining is twice as bad as experts thought

3D model shows that illegal gold mining is wiping out a global  biodiversity hotspot

Saiumi Yasumi, 4, carries a heap of coca leaves

Coca: The plant that feeds Peru

As the US pressures Lima to halt Andean drug production, Simeon Tegel talks to the farmers for whom it is life

Mexico president Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico lines up tax reform with leftist lean: President Enrique Peña Nieto raises income tax but not VAT in latest shake-up

Plan aims to broaden the abysmally low tax base and root out corruption in public spending

Mario Sepulveda, one of the group who became known as ‘Los 33’, attacked Chile’s ‘crappy’ justice system and said the mine’s owners were ‘wandering around free and happy’

'I want to dig a deep hole and bury myself again': Chilean miners stunned by decision not to prosecute over accident

The decision that no one will face charges over the mining accident in Chile that left 33 men underground for 69 days has left many speechless

As Uruguay’s Congress vote in favour of legalising cannabis, a citizen enjoys the drug outside

The world’s biggest drug dealer: Uruguay’s move towards legalising marijuana hailed as ground-breaking - but will other South American nations follow suit?

Uruguay has taken a momentous step towards becoming the first country in the world to create a legal, national market for cannabis after the lower chamber of its Congress voted in favour of the groundbreaking plan.

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