Latest articles on Latin America

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

Pfizer is accused of bullying Latin American governments by demanding they grant indemnity against potential civil claims relating to the vaccine

Dear Cyril, sign the Copyright Amendment Bill

Reasonable time has now passed for you to act, say the signatories of this open letter to the president and Cabinet ministers

Shake up institutions controlling the economy to dislodge inequality

The state uses policies and regulations to drive socioeconomic change, but market bias dominates

Marie Antoinette rules in Colombia as the masses protest against inequality

Citizens have taken to the streets as the country’s transition away from a 70-year civil war gives them opportunity to find their voices

Bolivia’s Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces

As chanting Bolivians kept up demonstrations in the street, the 60-year-old called new elections, but this was not enough to calm the uproar

Fact-checking is no silver bullet but it does help fight disinformation

Beyond identifying and correcting important misinformation, fact-checkers must engage with politicians and the media

Latin America is spawning tech ‘unicorns’

Since the boom years, tech companies have sprung up all over Asia, the US and Europe but Latin America remained a relative backwater

Racism rears its ugly face in Latin American pop culture

The frontrunner in Guatemala’s presidential election was until recently best known as a comedian who performed in blackface.

FARC accused of kidnapping Colombian general

FARC, Latin America's largest rebel group, is accused of kidnapping an army general over the weekend resulting in the suspension of peace talks.

Latin America dances to a new beat

Countries in the Latin America region have confounded sceptics with their rapid growth and social progress

Good news for print media … in Latin America

The newspaper business, drained of readers and revenue and hounded by online media in much of North America and Europe, is thriving in Latin America.

Latin outbreak

While most Latin American countries have not yet experienced large-scale HIV/Aids, recent trends suggest the it could reach pandemic proportions.

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Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on

‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

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