Medellín is seen as a success story of former President Álvaro Uribe, whose successor faces a crucial test amid the resurgence in drug war violence.
Latin America's transition to democracy seems well established, with credible elections this year throughout the region. The recent Ecuador uprising underscores how dangers remain.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is in the midst of one of his world tours, making friends with US enemies and getting support for his country's nascent nuclear program.
Marisol Valles Garcia, a young woman named police chief of a Mexican border town gripped by drug violence, is garnering attention and promising a new approach.
After growing international pressure, South African officials are meeting their Vietnamese counterparts in Hanoi this week to find solutions to stemming the illegal trade in rhino horns.
Marisol Valles Garcia, a 20-year-old college student who was the only person willing to become police chief of the northern Mexico town of Praxedis G. Guerrero, says she plans to use a mostly female, unarmed force to patrol streets.
Mexico's national security spokesman Alejandro Poire on Tuesday trumpeted 'the largest seizure in the country's history of marijuana prepared and packed for sale and distribution.'
The story of David Hartley, who was allegedly shot by Mexican drug traffickers Sept. 30 while jet-skiing on a lake that straddles Texas and Mexico, has received continuous coverage in American news. In Mexico, however, mention the Falcon Lake killing and you might very well get a blank stare. While American deaths in Mexico usually generate an equal amount of coverage from both nations, the lack of local coverage of his case has revealed a stark disconnect in perspectives on opposite sides of the border. Here are five reasons why.
The Chilean miners' ability to survive 17 days trapped underground without outside contact could spur future rescue missions to persevere when hope seems lost.
Sitting around a campfire in the Atacama Desert, family of the rescued Chile miners laugh about the media's excesses over the past 70 days.
Following a Brazil election debate that got heated over an exchange on abortion, Jose Serra's voter support climbed within several percentage points of ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff.
Mining and engineering experts were welcomed from around the world to assist in the Chile mine rescue.
President Sebastian Piñera's government milked the Chile mine rescue as an opportunity to bolster the country's reputation as a safe place for investment.
The story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for two months, a story that captivated the world, will soon fade into the backdrop. But for these men, their reemergence on the surface Wednesday is just the beginning of months, possibly years, of adjustment to their heightened status in society and the changes that happened while they were underground. Below are some of the things the miners will have to tackle next.
With all 33 Chile miners rescued from the San Jose mine, families celebrated the end of 70 exhausting days – and quickly started to strike their camp and pack for home.
Shortly after midnight on Oct. 13 in northern Chile (11:12 pm in New York City), Florencio Ávalos became the first of 33 miners to emerge from the Atacama Desert. An Aug. 5 cave-in blocked their exit from the gold and copper mine, and the trapped men were initially suspected dead when they were unable to contact the world for 17 days. Entombed a half-mile underground for a total of 69 days, the rescue mission united Chile, inspired the world, and succeeded in part because of the following five reasons.
The technical difficulty of the ongoing Chile mine rescue may put it in the history books for some time as the most impressive mining rescue. Many of the miners have now emerged from their enclave more than 2,000 feet underground, where they awaited rescue for 69 days. Below are some of most notable mine rescues in recent times.
Chile mine rescue updates are dominating worldwide headlines and lighting up social media as people share their excitement about the mission.
In Camp Hope, the makeshift village started by family members of 33 trapped Chile miners, 10 weeks of anguish culminated in tears of joy as miners began to be hauled out overnight.
The Chile mine rescue effort is believed to be the deepest ever and the survivors have been underground longer than anyone who has made it out alive.