After nearly two months of the most recent round of violent street protests, highway blockades, and school closures, members of a dissident teachers union and government officials sat down to talk future steps.
A same-sex marriage proposal has sharply divided Mexicans. But the attack on the Pulse gay nightclub has spurred unprecedented call-outs of hate language, including a renewed push to end an anti-gay slur commonly used at soccer games.
Amid deepening economic crisis, Venezuelans are digging through trash, rioting, and looting in search of their next meal. More than 600 political and food-related protests took place nationwide in May.
As undocumented immigrant parents of US-born children await a Supreme Court decision that could shape their future, some deportees are trying to offer emotional support and legal advice to already affected families.
Mexican President Peña Nieto called for making same-sex marriage a constitutional right this week. Many Latin American countries are at the forefront of pushing for LGBT rights, driving social shifts by starting with legal changes.
Berta Cáceres's murder underscored Latin America's status as the world's most violent region for environmental activists. But the number of people and networks fighting to protect their rights is growing.
Eleven women testified against soldiers who sexually enslaved them during the country's civil war, in the first case of its kind. Guatemala is at the forefront in the region in using its justice system to pursue justice for civil-war era crimes.