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Amazon rainforest imperiled in gold rush

Record prices for gold this year have pushed new speculators into the mining business

Ayahuasca, an Amazonian trip


Chile wildfire started by eco-conscious tourist

Did Peru commandos execute hostage-takers?


Morales goes back to his roots


Kirchner’s cancer surgery a success


The Argentina president underwent surgery for recently diagnosed cancer

Madres de Plaza de Mayo under scrutiny for corruption

The famous group of grieving mothers may have misappropriated government funds.

2011 dangerous year for Latin American journalists


Drug traffickers and corrupt officials were responsible for most of the murders

Lori Berenson, once again in the spotlight


The American convicted of terrorism in Peru led officials to tighten laws

A push to take the dictatorship out of Chile’s history


After a student protest for improved education, an attempt to revise the past