More than 2 million people living in dry areas in Central America face hunger. Food security is starting to improve in some communities as farmers adopt alternative crops and more efficient water usage.
President Dilma Rousseff was able to turn her back on a US visit in 2013, claiming moral authority over reported NSA spying. But domestic challenges in Brazil mean she needs a cozier relationship with the US.
The United States will soon start their journey to make an eighth straight World Cup appearance in Russia in 2018 with Trinidad & Tobago likely to provide the toughest opposition in their first qualifying group.
Deportations and detentions of migrants have risen sharply since Plan Frontera Sur was launched a year ago. Many say the effort is working, but rights groups worry that migrants are taking greater risks.
In a region with sky-high rates of violence against women and some of the world’s deadliest cities, educational campaigns are trying to change the attitudes of men and boys on what it means to 'be a man.'
Hope Solo had her fourth straight shutout for the United States in Friday's 1-0 victory over China. Team USA has now reached the final four of all seven Women's World Cups. On Saturday, Canada faces England and Australia plays Japan.
Lopez stopped eating in May, demanding that the government free opponents jailed during last year's anti-government demonstrations and set a date for the elections that the opposition is heavily favored to win.