The 6,060 year sentence handed out to soldiers for a 1982 massacre during Guatemala's civil war was hailed by rights groups. But this is only the second massacre of 669 to be brought to trial.
Proponents of a straight pride parade say that it is needed to shore up Brazil's eroding 'morals.' But critics call it a homophobic distraction from the serious problems that afflict the city.
The government hailed a long list of recent arrests of drug lords and other criminals, but such events always seem to be paired with a setback or other negative development in the drug war.
Adm. Edgar Cely said that members of the guerrilla group are hiding in Venezuela, a claim that Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has avoided in order to boost relations with Caracas.
A plan to train all 55,000 military and civil police officers by 2015, in time for the Olympics, is a step in the right direction, writes guest blogger Julia Michaels.
National sites were recently hacked by the group Anonymous. The online addition to street protests is likely to become the norm in Latin America.
Two major criminal networks have been extending their reach throughout Colombia. In Mexico. pressure from security forces has had the opposite effect, causing the criminal underworld to fragment.
The new prisons minister, appointed in the wake of a deadly riot at El Rodeo prison outside Caracas, says that she will let 20,000 nonviolent criminals go.
Protesters gathered outside the 2014 World Cup qualifying draw this weekend in Rio de Janeiro to demand that the soccer tournament stay free of corruption. They promised to keep up pressure as the event nears.
Details of a party held at the jail comes amid rising tensions between local and federal police. The government announced this week it is suspending aid to a local police training program in Ciudad Juarez.
The simultaneous increase in taxes and the value of the real has put greater pressures on business, particularly the manufacturing and industrial sectors, both of which have become less competitive.
Many say the successful rescue of 'Los 33' after their 69-day plight is made for Hollywood, but Chileans are cautious about how their society will be portrayed.
The Latin American hero's body was exhumed by order of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez last year to prove that Bolivar was murdered, but the study was inconclusive.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez's silence during his initial trip to Cuba for cancer treatment raised speculation about his future. Now he is trying to remain in the public eye.
The attacker in Norway and a Mexican drug ring both invoke the ancient Knights Templar to describe themselves. Why do violent ideologues and criminals search the past for inspiration?
The residents of the towns where Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez grew up still speak well of him, and hope for his speedy recovery from cancer.