Wyclef Jean's uncle, Raymond Joseph – who is Haiti's ambassador to the US – tells the Monitor that he is running for president this fall. Will the hip hop artist and his uncle team up – or compete against each other in Haiti's presidential campaign?
A reduction in crop yields caused by climate change could mean up to 6.7 million additional Mexicans will emigrate to the United States by 2080, says a study by Princeton University researchers.
Wyclef Jean is rumored to be running for president of Haiti. The Haiti Constitution gives six clear requirements for becoming president, however, and Wyclef may not meet them all.
Hip hop star Wyclef Jean has filed the necessary paperwork to run in Haiti's Nov. 28 election. Haiti is abuzz with talk of a Wyclef presidency, but not all young people like the idea.
A prison director is suspected of arming inmates and sending them on the July 18 Mexico birthday party massacre that killed 17. To some, Mexico's drug war seems 'the script of a science fiction movie.'
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez threatened to cut off oil to the US on Sunday. The latest Chávez oil threat comes amid a rising diplomatic spat with neighboring Colombia, a staunch US ally in the region.
Two men convicted of armed robbery slipped out of a prison in Neuquen province, Argentina. With only enough staff to man two of 15 guard towers, the prison workers disguised a soccer ball as a guard. It didn't work.
Venezuela President Hugo Chávez severed ties after Colombia accused its neighbor of harboring Marxist guerrillas of the FARC rebel group. UN and Latin American leaders are calling for dialogue and restraint.
Penguin deaths on the beaches of São Paulo state in Brazil may be caused by hunger or exhaustion after coming in search of food.
Record cold temperatures hit several South American nations, including Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile, and Uruguay, leaving more than two dozen people dead.
Gunmen killed at least 17 people Sunday in the city of Torreon. The Mexico birthday party massacre reminiscent of the killing of teens at a party in Cuidad Juarez in February. Has narco-terrorism arrived in Mexico?
Last week's Mexico car bomb in the border town of Cuidad Juarez killed three. It is the first known use of a car bomb against authorities and marks a troubling new level of violence in the country's brutal drug war.
Venezuela recalled its ambassador after the outgoing Colombian government charged that its neighbor harbors FARC rebels. The charges could short-circuit a potential thaw in ties as president-elect Santos prepares to take office.
Mexico City, the first city in Latin America to legalize gay marriage, has offered a free vacation to the first gay married couple in Argentina, which became the first country in Latin America to approve gay marriage.
Argentina today became the first country in Latin America to embrace same-sex marriage nationwide. Until now, only cities had legalized such rights, as did Mexico City in December.
In the Dominican Republic, nuns run an entrepreneurship program that builds on their success in 14 countries. They offer sex workers medical help and job training.
Seven Cuba prisoners, all jailed in the 2003 roundup of dissidents, activists, and journalists known as 'Black Spring' arrived to freedom at the international airport in Madrid, Spain, today. Dozens more at set to be released.
Forget the Cuba prisoner swap to Spain, Fidel Castro wanted to sound off about Iran last night, and that he did – on TV – in his most prominent public appearance in years.
Six months after the 7.0 Haiti earthquake caused one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern times, the worse-case scenarios have been avoided. Yet tens of thousands still live in camps.
For the past four years, Fidel Castro has been almost invisible. But now, he's back in public and appearing on a Cuban TV show tonight. Why?