As Salvadorans go to the polls to elect their next president, the leading FMLN remains torn between its guerrilla heritage and the need to play politics and win votes.
Mexico City is considering the decriminalization of possession of marijuana, and other jurisdictions may follow suit in a nation wracked by drug-related violence.
Nicaragua's National Assembly approved a new Constitution this week, clearing the way for President Daniel Ortega's indefinite reelection.
Authorities in Mexico found evidence of a budding alliance between the Knights Templar and Beltran Leyva drug cartels. Some say it's a sign that vigilante groups in Michoacán are 'working.'
Mexico and self-defense groups reached an agreement this week allowing vigilantes to participate in local police departments or form temporary military units. Is it setting a dangerous precedent?
The government today announced new rules that make it easier to buy dollars after the central bank let the peso plunge. So far, Argentines are taking it calmly.
The devastating fire at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, started when a band lit a flare. But pushing through new safety laws has been difficult, despite the common safety failings the fire exposed.
The commission was created in 2012 in order to design, plan, and certify community police, public prosecutor, and judicial reforms. President-elect Hernandez is in favor of a militarized police force.
Edgar Tamayo was convicted of killing a Houston cop in 1994. He sought a reprieve from execution by arguing that he didn't get rapid access to consular officials as stipulated by international law.
Nicaraguans have a long list of concerns – from hurricanes to displaced communities – over a Chinese-funded canal that would take a decade to build and cost $60 billion.
Some 400 displaced squatters from an informal settlement razed in downtown São Paulo this month will be funneled into motel rooms and state-run treatment programs.
Gov. Velasco of Chiapas state, one of Mexico's poorest, has been accused of using state funds to boost his profile and target President Peña Nieto's office for 2018.
The expansion of self-defense groups in Mexico has presented problems for President Peña Nieto, who is trying to turn the page on cartel killings and turf wars associated with his predecessor.
In recent months, Facebook-organized teen gatherings at malls in São Paulo have caused protest that's fractured Brazilians along class lines.
The spread of vigilante groups in Mexico's Michoacán State, a response to the rise of a powerful drug cartel, has placed the government in a law and order Catch-22.
El Salvador's presidential election takes place next month, and topics of gang violence, the economy, and healthcare are top of mind.
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President Ortega and first lady Rosario Murillo have forged a level of control that political observers say holds echoes of the sort of family dynasty the Sandinista Front once took up arms to topple.
Former President Castro was seen publicly in Cuba for the first time in nine months.
A high-profile murder saw President Maduro convene a national political meeting and promise to meet a soaring murder rate with an 'iron fist.'