The virus has appeared in parts of Africa and Asia before. But Zika's entry into Latin America – and its suspected links to birth defects – has brought it newfound attention.
Mexico is the most dangerous place in Latin America to be a Catholic priest.
Small-scale recycling projects and municipal investment in drainage and treatment plants offer ways for Mexico City to tackle rising demand for potable water.
The pope's agenda – focusing on migration, poverty, violence, and corruption – is likely to rattle both the Mexican government and even the Mexican church.
Last year, MacLean's magazine harshly criticized the city of 700,000, which is home to Canada's largest aboriginal community. While progress is slow, many see hope that change is on the horizon.
At least 12 inmates were injured during the melee late Thursday, sparked by members of rival drug gangs.
Organized groups of domestic workers have been fighting for employment contracts, health care, pensions, and other protections.
Michel Martelly will end his term as Haiti's president on Sunday. Many Haitians say Martelly didn't utilize international aid from the devastating 2010 earthquake to turn the country around.
Previous programs had considerable success in eradicating the mosquito that carries the virus. Experts say coordination and more research are crucial.
The World Heath Organization estimates that there could up to 4 million cases of the mosquito-borne virus over the next year in the Americas.
In the wake of a school shooting in a remote aboriginal town, the federal government admits that improving conditions in impoverished First Nations communities is "a hug challenge."
Lake Poopo, which sits high on the semi-arid Andean plains, is down to 2 percent of its former water level. Its maximum depth once reached 16 feet.
Brazil is experiencing the largest known outbreak of Zika. The virus, which is spread through mosquito bites, has been linked to a recent surge in birth defects.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pushed to restore Canada's reputation as a peacekeeping middle power. But do economic interests trump those efforts?
The Mexican government has repeatedly declined to extradite its criminals to the US. But Joaquín Guzmán's frequent escapes have changed that thinking.
Efraín Ríos Montt was found guilty of genocide in 2013, but his verdict was overturned. Since then, the country has seen bolder demands for accountability and reform.
A Rolling Stone interview of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman by American actor Sean Penn helped authorities track down the Mexican drug lord, who had escaped from maximum security prison in July, officials say.
Mexican President Nieto announced Friday that fugitive drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was recaptured six months after he escaped through a tunnel from Mexico's highest-security prison.
Mexico has long wanted more help in countering the flow of guns across the border. Background checks could help, many say.
In a rowdy opening session, Venezuela's opposition on Wednesday took control of the country's legislature for the first time in nearly two decades.
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