Bitcoin v bolivar: can cryptos save Venezuela?

Venezuela cryptocurrency

Bitcoin and other digital currencies are providing a lifeline to many people in the troubled Latin American country of Venezuela, but critics say the technology is still not inclusive enough

Why the Brazilian pension system must change

The uphill battle to transform Brazil’s unsustainable pension system will not be resolved overnight and, even if approved, will probably need to be revisited in years to come

Latin America’s ‘first smart city’ arrives

Panama smart city

Globalising digital technology is transforming cities worldwide as Panama pioneers smart city tech and leads the way in Latin America

The secret new startup hub

Santiago's Providencia district

Santiago, Chile, has become an unlikely hub for global startups, under a government programme that aims to attract global talent into the country to diversify its economy

Strongman politics persist in the shadow of Operation Condor

A court in Argentina may have convicted former South American dictators for their role in a coordinated assault on freedom of expression, but the continent’s fascination for strongman politics is far from over

Climate change struggle behind Cáceres murder

Honduran campaigner’s assassination highlights the risks of standing up for environmental justice and human rights in Latin America

South America’s powerhouse spreads faith in growth

Latin America’s development strategy is focused on increasing public and private investment to boost its international competitiveness, as Joe McGrath reports

Latin giants set to surprise doubters

As the world is gripped by economic crisis, Latin America could be a long-term haven for investors who can benefit from favourable exchange rates, writes Joe McGrath