Simeon Tegel is a British journalist based in Lima, Peru, and covering Latin America. Visit his website at simeontegel.com.
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.
20 February 2013 06:44 PM
Hopes that their idol would take up the reins of his revolution appear to have dissipated
02 January 2013 08:43 AM
Under the constitution, new elections must be held if the President is too ill to be sworn in
01 December 2012 12:00 AM
Enrique Peña Nieto takes office with calls to pursue the drug barons and protect the public
18 November 2012 10:00 PM
Colombian guerrillas begin ceasefire talks – but where are the missing victims? Simeon Tegel reports
18 October 2012 11:11 AM
Hanging on by my fingernails half-way up a 100ft cliff, this is not the place to be running out of breath. With almost infinite virgin routes, fingertip-shredding volcanic rock, the “Forest of Rocks” at Huayllay, in Peru's central region of Cerro de Pasco, is a rock-climber's paradise.
17 October 2012 08:00 AM
Behind the ailing Socialist President is a likely successor who is even more anti-American
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest
- 1 Germanwings crash: Police make 'significant discovery' at home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
- 2 JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
- 3 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 4 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 5 Jeremy Clarkson calls on trolls to leave producer Oisin Tymon alone: 'None of this is his fault'