Hector Beltran Leyva was more adept and more connected than most pursuing him imagined. He reconstituted his family's criminal group, working his business and political contacts and operating in some of the least violent places behind his inconspicuous cover.
An Argentine judge stepped down from prosecuting a criminal group with ties to national security forces this week after an incriminating photo emerged. How the justice precedes from here could set an important precedent for the nation's ability to go after organized crime.
A candidate in next month's presidential election controversially said he would use registries of marijuana buyers and sellers in Uruguay – where the substance is state-regulated – for drug rehabilitation purposes. That could dissuade users from registering with the state in the first place, critics say.
Speakers from Latin America hit on global and regional themes, and scored some diplomatic points. Domestic politics shaped many speeches at the UN General Assembly, which continues today in New York.
Brazilians go to the polls Oct. 5 to elect their next president, and no candidate is safe. From political corruption to lagging public services, voters may not cast their ballots with salient topics – like the faltering economy – in mind.
In recent weeks, citizens in El Salvador and Guatemala have protested efforts by foreign countries and companies to require the nations to abide by international treaties, despite local objections.
Reports by Esquire Mexico and the Associated Press have painted a very different picture of a June incident that killed 22 people.
A small isthmus connects the skirts of two volcanos to form Ometepe Island, one of the Western Hemisphere’s emerging adventure destinations. President Ortega's plan to challenge the Panama Canal would cut across Lake Nicaragua, just south of the island.
Two young Brazilians from some of Rio's poorest favelas say their community reporting connects Brazilians with the realities of living in challenging communities, and brings global attention to poverty and inequality. They recently traveled to New York on a youth journalism exchange program.
President Maduro's changes to his cabinet did little to address pressing problems like the economy - and he may have increased the challenges facing his country.
From three former presidents under investigation for charges for money laundering to selling pardons, and over 90 percent of Peru's mayors accused of corruption, Peru is facing systemic corruption.
A bomb exploded in downtown Santiago Monday, the largest of 30 bombings so far this year. Prosecutors are uncertain about who is carrying out the attacks.
A former army captain convicted of killing Bishop Juan Gerardi ran a massive bribery ring from prison, according to Guatemala's anti-impunity commission.