Simeon Tegel is a British journalist based in Lima, Peru, and covering Latin America. Visit his website at simeontegel.com.
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
09 October 2012 12:00 AM
Venezuelans re-elect 'el Comandante' despite country's crippled economy and spiralling murder rate
05 October 2012 12:00 AM
He has survived cancer and a coup attempt in 14 years as Venezuela's President, but 'el Comandante' may be about to lose power in Sunday's vote
28 September 2012 12:00 AM
Mexico's navy has captured of one of the country's most-wanted druglords, Iván Velázquez Caballero, alias "El Talibán", a leader of the ultra-violent Zetas cartel.
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
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