Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier (aka 'Baby Doc') was charged in court Tuesday with embezzlement, corruption, and misappropriation of funds. 'It’s fairly easy to pursue legally,' says one expert.
Mexico's federal prosecutor's office discovered on YouTube photos of the alleged leader of the Tijuana Cartel, showing him posing on a beach and riding in a boat, and reposted them on its Most-Wanted website.
Less than two days after unexpectedly returning to Haiti, former dictator Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier was brought to court for questioning over alleged crimes committed during his brutal rule.
Haiti's Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, whose brutal rule ended when he fled in 1986, returned unexpectedly on Sunday. His arrival complicates the political landscape, in which a runoff election for president has been delayed.
The Brazil floods death toll shot past 600 on Sunday, but survivors are being helped by a groundswell of local support unusual for a country that sees lethal floods almost every year.
Rescue workers are encouraging residents of hillside slums at risk from Brazil flooding to seek safety. More rain is expected this weekend.
Three Mexican mayors have been assassinated this year, but such killings draw little attention as they are increasingly common and many Mexicans believe slain politicians often have drug ties.
As the Brazil floods continue, some blame municipalities for allowing residents to build in insecure areas, while others blame the federal government for misallocating funds.
The government on Wednesday announced that 15,273 people died in the Mexico drug war in 2010.
The Brazil floods that have killed at least 350 people this week come just after news reports revealed the federal government cut its budget for disaster prevention and preparation measures by almost a fifth.
With two people killed in the southern city of Punta Arenas during Chile protests against hikes in natural gas prices, President Sebastián Piñera may be facing his biggest crisis yet.
Melanie Megevand brings women and their husbands together to talk openly about sexual abuse, which helps to relieve tensions at home.
The Arizona shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has resonated for many in Mexican states terrorized by drug gangs that often use weapons smuggled from the United States.
On the Haiti earthquake anniversary, reminders that many Haitians still go without access to basic services such as access to hospital care despite the influx of over $1 billion in aid.
Mexican tourists who still flock to Acapulco after foreigners have shunned the tourist destination due to drug-war violence may think twice after 15 decapitated bodies were found outside a shopping center Saturday.
Immigrant rights groups in Mexico and the US are up in arms over 'birthright citizenship' legislation to deny citizenship to American-born children of illegal residents.
In the Argentina bank heist over the weekend, a band of thieves tunneled through a 100-foot-hole into a neighboring bank and stole the contents of more than 100 safety deposit boxes.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will step down tomorrow with an 87 percent approval rating, though some say he failed to make necessary long-term economic reforms.
Los Zetas, one of the most violent drug gangs in Mexico, has recruited local former military agents, terrorized migrants, and lured poor farmers and youths to work as hired hands.
President Evo Morales's decision to cut fuel subsidies has led to repeated protests, most recently today, by poor Bolivians who make up his political base.