Guatemala has declared a state of emergency after the murder of 27 people in the northern part of the country. The Zetas of Mexico are accused of the worst massacre since the end of the country's civil war.
Seven top immigration officials in Mexico have been fired in states where migrants have been victimized. Recently, a group of rescued kidnap victims accused officials of delivering them to drug gangs.
Haiti's President Michel Martelly, a political novice backed by the US, was inaugurated this weekend. In a country long failed by its leaders, many Haitians seem optimistic that he can succeed.
President Raúl Castro's economic reforms in Cuba appear set to deliver long-sought freedom, even if few can afford to go anywhere.
Newly published findings that Venezuela financed the FARC rebel group in Colombia seem unlikely to harm growing economic and diplomatic links between the two countries.
Dam projects are drawing increased criticism in South America, which boasts three of the world's four biggest hydroelectric dam complexes. Chile is pushing forward with a $7 billion dam project.
Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s approval rating has risen slightly to 54 percent, despite setbacks in the drug war.
Brazil on Thursday became the sixth country in Latin America, in addition to Mexico City, to extend rights to gay and lesbian couples but stopped short of legalizing gay marriage.
Major League Baseball teams are shuttering their academies in Venezuela due to rising crime and political tension, but the country remains the No. 2 source of foreign players in the MLB.
Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay seek to control food security by rebuffing land-buyers from Europe and Asia. Already in Uruguay, an area the size of Denmark sits in foreign hands.
Peñón de los Baños, a neighborhood in the capital, is one of the few places in Mexico to celebrate Cinco de Mayo – for reasons entirely unrelated to Cinco de Mayo.
A real-world example of why Al Qaeda could live well beyond Osama bin Laden, Latin America has found limited results from taking out leaders of deadly ideological insurgencies.
Monday's national election gave the Conservative Party a big victory but the socialist-rooted New Democratic Party showed surprising strength.
Freedom House, in its annual report released today, says that Mexico is facing one of the world’s most radical declines in press freedom. A media pact to not publish grisly photos complicates the situation.
President Hugo Chávez said he will raise the minimum wage by 26.5 percent in increments starting May 1, but that doesn't keep pace with annual inflation projected at 30 percent.
Rio de Janeiro has complained for years that Google Maps overstates the size of the city's favelas or shantytowns. It's one of many diplomatic disputes worldwide over Google's online maps.
A Mexican teenager staged a hunger strike in her quest to see the royal wedding. Others have quit jobs and are camping out to get a glimpse of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday.
At least nine Latin American nations are developing drone programs, raising calls for a code of conduct that will assuage concerns over potential misuse.