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Haitians struggle to cope amid aftermath of earthquake - Thursday, January 14th 2010 15:47
Barack Obama, the US president, gave a televised speech in response to Haiti's catastrophic earthquake as victims spent their second day struggling with the destruction it left...
Guatemala women targeted by violent street gangs - Wednesday, August 5th 2009 11:05
Guatemala's murder rate is one of the highest in Latin America. Official figures show that an average of 17 people are killed there every day. The number of women murdered is...
Developing nations' appeals unheard at UN - Saturday, June 27th 2009 16:18
More than 140 countries have agreed on a blueprint to respond to the global economic crisis.The paper calls for the inclusion of developing countries in finding solutions to the...
Peru protests fuel regional tensions - Sunday, June 21st 2009 11:03
Peru's government plans to overturn controversial land laws that led to deadly fighting between police and Amazon tribes this month.Those clashes exacerbated...
Inequity of Haitian refugees in Mexico - Sunday, June 21st 2009 10:46
The UN says that at least 42 million people have fled their homes last year because of conflict or persecution. Mexico is considered to have one of the most open refugee...
Witness: President Evo - Sunday, May 10th 2009 18:41
Filmmaker Rodrigo Vazquez spent three years following Evo  Morales, from his presidential campaign through the years of bitter struggle for constitutional and economic...
Coca-growing in Peru's Amazon - Sunday, May 10th 2009 18:31
Parts of Peru's Amazon jungle are being cleared in order to produce cocaine. Over 3 million hectares of forest have been destroyed to grow coca, the crop used to make cocaine....
The swine flu threat - Wednesday, April 29th 2009 8:59
The UN has warned that the virus has the potential to become a pandemic, but said the world was better prepared than ever to deal with the threat. Is the threat as serious as it...
Mexico battles to contain flu outbreak - Sunday, April 26th 2009 18:24
Mexico's president Felipe Calderon has called on the country to remain calm amid a flu outbreak that has killed at least 20 people. The World Health Organisation has warned that...
US poverty initiative failing to help Haitians - Friday, April 17th 2009 12:11
As part of a new US initiative, tax breaks from the US were supposed to bring hope to millions of Haitians stuck in poverty. But many say it is failing to translate into real...
Caribbean & Latin America hope for better relations with US - Friday, April 17th 2009 7:36
Trade pacts, embargos and economic assistance will all be on the agenda as the fifth summit of the Americas begins in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday.Barack Obama, the US...
What Is The Summit of The Americas? - Friday, April 17th 2009 5:32
Source:Howcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmicm-qbxew
Thawing US-Cuba relations - Friday, April 17th 2009 4:56
Since 1961, the official US policy toward Cuba has been two-pronged, economic embargo and diplomatic isolation. But on the eve of the Summit of the Americas Barack Obama, the US...
Buyers flock to Brazilian arms fair - Friday, April 17th 2009 4:43
Latin America's largest defence trade show in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has attracted governments from all over the region. Nations have spent billions of dollars on...
Mexico drug cartels hit Guatemala - Tuesday, March 31st 2009 19:06
Guatemala is increasingly being used as a base for Mexican cartels who are under pressure in their own country, as Al Jazeera Teresa Bo's discovers.This report contains...
Mexico's youth being lured into drug trade - Sunday, March 29th 2009 18:06
No one knows how many young people are joining the drug traffickers, but it is luring many. The illegal business is worth an estimated $80 billion dollars a year. According to a...
Mexico aims to cut drug route to the US - Sunday, March 29th 2009 17:58
Mexico's war on its drug cartels is to stop gangs using the country as a major trafficking route, even if that means simply displacing the illegal industry to another...
Is Mexico spiraling out of control? - Wednesday, March 25th 2009 17:42
The drug war in Mexico has cost 10,000 lives and ravaged every corner of the country in the past two years, and there are no signs that it will diminish any time soon. With at...
Reforming Cuba's ailing economy - Saturday, March 21st 2009 9:20
People & Power looks at the effects of Cuba's economic reforms. Fifty years ago, Cubans embraced Fidel Castro's socialist principles. But now, after almost two decades of...
Power of the world wide web - Friday, March 20th 2009 15:49
On 13 March 1989, computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote a paper, that laid out his thoughts for the world wide web. Twenty years on, the web has changed the...
One on One with Harry Belafonte - Friday, March 20th 2009 14:53
This week on One on One, meet singer, actor, producer and activist, Harry Belafonte. His album, Calypso became the first million-selling record in music history, and he went on...
Haitians unable to send money home - Monday, March 16th 2009 18:15
Nearly thirty percent of Haiti's economy is based on remittances from family members who have left for a better economic life, including many of whom now live in the United...
Bolivia transfers land from rich to poor - Monday, March 16th 2009 18:07
Evo Morales, Bolivia's president, has handed over thousands of hectares of land taken from large-scale owners to indigenous farmers and the country's ethnic Guarani indians.Al...
Stanford fraud case clouds Antigua poll - Thursday, March 12th 2009 16:57
People in Antigua will be heading to the polls to choose between the ruling party and a party that welcomed Allen Stanford, a financier now accused of fraud. The Antiguan...
Guyana authorities no match for druglords - Thursday, March 5th 2009 18:47
In the world of cocaine trafficking, the small Latin American country of Guyana plays a central role. It is situated on the Atlantic coast, making it the ideal place to send...