Simeon Tegel is a British journalist based in Lima, Peru, and covering Latin America. Visit his website at simeontegel.com.
28 October 2013 05:51 PM
3D model shows that illegal gold mining is wiping out a global biodiversity hotspot
18 October 2013 06:15 PM
As the US pressures Lima to halt Andean drug production, Simeon Tegel talks to the farmers for whom it is life
Mexico lines up tax reform with leftist lean: President Enrique Peña Nieto raises income tax but not VAT in latest shake-up
10 September 2013 06:52 PM
Plan aims to broaden the abysmally low tax base and root out corruption in public spending
'I want to dig a deep hole and bury myself again': Chilean miners stunned by decision not to prosecute over accident
02 August 2013 07:29 PM
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
The world’s biggest drug dealer: Uruguay’s move towards legalising marijuana hailed as ground-breaking - but will other South American nations follow suit?
01 August 2013 08:19 PM
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.
01 May 2013 06:34 PM
Law targets business magnate’s near monopoly of country’s phone market
02 April 2013 06:47 PM
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.
18 March 2013 10:50 PM
Another step forward for Peru's fragile democracy, still recovering from President Alberto Fujimori's mass larceny and crimes against humanity in the 1990s.
09 March 2013 07:15 PM
A stay at the Tambopata Research Center requires effort, but the rewards include stunning wildlife encounters, says Simeon Tegel
28 February 2013 06:12 PM
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.
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