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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Carlos Slim has built a telecoms and retail empire that spans the US and most of Latin America

The Mexican telecoms vote which slims the fortune of world’s richest man, Carlos Slim

Law targets business magnate’s near monopoly of country’s phone market

Nicolas Maduro has a 10 point lead in the polls

Henrique Capriles accuses Venezuelan state media of bias in favouring political rival

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.

Postcard from... Lima

Another step forward for Peru's fragile democracy, still recovering from President Alberto Fujimori's mass larceny and crimes against humanity in the 1990s.

Wild world: Tambopata Research Centre

Peru: Amazonian conservation in action

A stay at the Tambopata Research Center requires effort, but the rewards include stunning wildlife encounters, says Simeon Tegel

Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand didn’t know that their enforced internet silence had rung alarm bells

'This is insane!' Couple feared abducted in Peru are found - kayaking up the Amazon

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.

A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves the national flag in front of the military hospital where Chavez is being treated, in Caracas

World Focus: Has Hugo Chavez come home to rule – or home to die?

Hopes that their idol would take up the reins of his revolution appear to have dissipated

President Chavez had a fourth round of cancer surgery last month

Venezuela forced to face prospect of life without president Hugo Chavez

Under the constitution, new elections must be held if the President is too ill to be sworn in

Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, will be sworn in today

Stakes are high as Mexico's new President bids to end the bloodshed caused by drug conflict

Enrique Peña Nieto takes office with calls to pursue the drug barons and protect the public

Indigenous Colombians drag a soldier from a military post on Mount Berlin. They expelled troops from the area after harassment by Farc guerrillas

Farc demands land in return for peace

Colombian guerrillas begin ceasefire talks – but where are the missing victims? Simeon Tegel reports

Postcard from... Peru

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.

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