Income inequality has bred gaps in public health in Brazil where a community-based program first piloted in the 1980s now offers health services and advice to those most in need.
President Nicolás Maduro will meet today with opposition leaders in the presence of foreign mediators to seek a political solution to two months of often violent antigovernment protests.
The separatist Parti Québécois seeks a mandate to pass a bill that would ban hijabs, yarmulkes, and turbans in public buildings – a goal that clashes with Canadian multiculturalism.
The Guatemalan government has invested more than $2.5 billion in its national police since 2000. Despite annual budget increases, violent crime has gone up.
Minutes after Tuesday's quake, a tsunami alarm sounded and a large-scale evacuation order was given. These moves came in stark contrast to the 2010 disaster which killed hundreds.
After troops stormed Maré favela over the weekend as part of Rio's security strategy, Brazil's 'pacification program' is coming under increased scrutiny.
A Supreme Court ruling took the seat of María Corina Machado. Local mayors have been sentenced to prison for not preventing blockades in their towns, gaining national attention, too.
The goal in releasing 100,000 acre-feet of water from a dam on the US-Mexico border is to reestablish the Colorado River's flow in Mexico and restore wetlands there.
With a new generation of Brazilians entering college and the working world, many see fresh challenges to accepted class lines.
Nearly five weeks after 'El Chapo's' capture in an oceanfront condominium, the crime boss is claiming ignorance of his alleged crimes. But his former bodyguard is talking.
Countries from Aruba to the Dominican Republic are building wind farms and diversifying energy resources as Venezuelan oil shipments appear threatened by economic and political woes.
Bolivian law sets the minimum working age at 14, but congress is discussing changes. Would banning child labor help kids out of poverty or will it push them into more dangerous work?
Both the opposition and the Maduro administration say dialogue is the solution, but name-calling threatens to drown out calls for peace in Venezuela.
The current president claims that Taiwanese donations are more transparent in Guatemala today than they were 14 years ago.
A new study on Central America and Mexico suggests that strengthening land rights for forest-dwelling and coastal indigenous groups can help curb drug trafficking.
Mexico state, which features many poor Mexico City suburbs, reports of extortion jumped 58 percent between 2012 and 2013. Some say it's driving away business investment.
Venezuela has experienced a progressive criminalization of protests since President Nicolás Maduro took office nearly a year ago.
Reactions in the region have ranged from name calling to accusations of Russian meddling to observations of declining world powers.
Hundreds of employees at the Mexican Plantronics plant receive little more than the minimum wage, but perks like free art shows, continuing education, and fitness programs set the factory apart.
Victor Sánchez Cerén won 50.11 percent of the vote. Competing ARENA party candidate Quijano has not yet acknowledged the FMLN's win.