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: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more