Mario Vargas Llosa's political identity as a right-wing maverick as made waves on both sides of Peru's political spectrum since the 1980s.
New drug trafficking routes into the United States may now intersect more with tourist areas such as Falcon Lake.
Mexican officials said Wednesday they still awaited a formal complaint, which would trigger a full investigation into the alleged killing of David Hartley on Falcon Lake.
Mexican authorities today rebuffed news reports that they have stopped searching Falcon Lake for an American tourist who was allegedly ambushed by Mexican pirates.
While the Ecuador government says pay raises for military and police are unrelated to the Sept. 30 unrest, some observers see it as a way for Rafael Correa to shore up military and police support.
Chile mine rescue operation may free the first of 33 trapped miners by Sunday, the drilling company at the site tells the Monitor.
Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos's new attempt at land reform will begin with the restitution of 5 million acres over four years – an area about the size of Massachusetts.
The late surge by Green Party candidate Marina Silva has sent the Brazil election into a runoff ballot Oct. 31. Top candidate Dilma Rousseff is still favored to take over for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
As voters go to polls for the Brazil election today, support from popular outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is expected to propel candidate Dilma Rousseff to victory.
Many Indians hope the missteps leading up to the India Commonwealth Games, which begin in Delhi Sunday, will add momentum to efforts to reform governance.
State of siege in Ecuador continued Friday. Residents say the worst appears over, but tensions could flare anew if Rafeal Correa goes ahead with cuts in police benefits.
Ecuador coup attempt? On Thursday, President Rafael Correa was attacked, a state of emergency was declared, and police across the country revolted.
Despite intensified sanctions on Iran, US-based nongovernmental organizations are trying to prove that they should be allowed to work in the country. The process is daunting enough that many groups give up.
Mexico landslide fears of large number of deaths, turned into relief Wednesday when officials said there were no confirmed deaths - contrary to initial reports of as many as 1,000.
Oaxaca, Mexico, was inundated with heavy rain Monday night, causing a hill to collapse and swallow the rural town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec.
At least 11 Mexican mayors have been killed this year in assassinations blamed on drug traffickers.
The exclusion of populist party Fanmi Lavalas and other contenders heightens concerns that the Haiti election will fail to introduce leaders closer to voters’ core concerns.
The Venezuela election on Sunday saw the political opposition gain more than one-third of seats in legislature, enough to stymie Hugo Chávez's future initiatives.
A united opposition in Sunday's Venezuela election could gain seats in the legislature and limit President Hugo Chavez's power as citizens grow weary of poverty and crime.
Mexican drug cartels are assaulting the press, and so journalists are banding together to ask the Mexican government for protection.