Teeth and Bones: Mass Abduction Reveals a Decaying Mexican State

Teeth and Bones: Mass Abduction Reveals a Decaying Mexican State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 20, 2014

Most murders don't even make the front page in Mexico anymore. But the recent abduction of 43 students has infuriated the country. The story has exposed the tight relationship between politics, law enforcement and organized crime. And it shows how weak the state has become. By Marian Blasberg and Jens Glüsing more... Comment ]

The Red Canal: Uncertainties Surround Nicaragua's New Waterway Project

The Red Canal: Uncertainties Surround Nicaragua's New Waterway Project

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2014

Nicaragua is soon to begin construction on a new canal connecting the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean. But even as up to 30,000 people face resettlement, details on the Chinese-funded mega-project remain sparse. By Jens Gluesing more... Comment ]

Chilean President: 'Latin America Has More Women in High Office than Europe'

Chilean President: 'Latin America Has More Women in High Office than Europe'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 27, 2014

In an interview, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet discusses her effort to remove the last vestiges of the Pinochet dictatorship and her desire to create a better social system and import German-style vocational training to South America. Interview Conducted by Helene Zuber more... Comment ]

Colombian President Santos: 'Waging War Is More Popular than Negotiating'

Colombian President Santos: 'Waging War Is More Popular than Negotiating'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 21, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos discusses upcoming elections, his government's peace talks with FARC and his hopes that the 50-year-old armed conflict will end this year. Interview Conducted By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Helene Zuber more... Comment ]

A Dutch Guerillera: The Foreign Face of FARC's Civil War

A Dutch Guerillera: The Foreign Face of FARC's Civil War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 02, 2014

Tanja Nijmeijer of Holland spent more than 10 years fighting with the rebel group FARC in the jungles of Colombia. More recently, she has been part of the guerillas' peace negotiating team in Cuba. What drives her? By Jonathan Stock more... Comment ]

'Unacceptable': Mexico Slams US Spying on President

'Unacceptable': Mexico Slams US Spying on President

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2013

The Mexican government says it "categorically condemns" email spying, after SPIEGEL reported that documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the US gained access to the email of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. more... Comment ]

Snowden Scrap: Ecuador Thumbs Nose at Washington

Snowden Scrap: Ecuador Thumbs Nose at Washington

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 28, 2013

In the latest tit for tat in the controversy over Edward Snowden's asylum application, Ecuador has terminated a trade agreement with Washington. President Rafael Correa will score points for standing up to the US, but some worry sanctions could follow. By Johannes Schneider in Quito, Ecuador more... Comment ]

Coming Clean: Ex Rio Drug Queen Recalls Life of Crime

Coming Clean: Ex Rio Drug Queen Recalls Life of Crime

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 27, 2013

Fabiana Escobar was married to one of the most powerful drug lords in Rio de Janeiro. Together they helped run the cocaine trade in the city's largest favela. But her husband was thrown in jail, and police retook control of the slum. Now Escobar says she wants to stop other women from making the same mistakes she made. By Jens Glüsing more... Comment ]

Fiesta in Argentina: Olé, Olé, Francisco, Francisco!

Fiesta in Argentina: Olé, Olé, Francisco, Francisco!

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 14, 2013

Germans went crazy went Joseph Ratzinger was chosen as pope in 2005. On Wednesday, it was Argentina's turn, with crowds gathering at a Buenos Aires cathedral and chanting in celebration. T-shirts bearing the slogan "I come from the end of the earth" appeared almost immediately. By Ariel Magnus in Buenos Aires more... Comment ]

The Eternal Comandante: Hugo Chávez's Complicated Legacy

The Eternal Comandante: Hugo Chávez's Complicated Legacy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 11, 2013

Hugo Chávez's supporters are relying on his cult of personality to hold on to power. In doing so, they are overlooking a different legacy he left behind in Venezuela: one of corruption and mismanagement. By Jens Gluesing and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]