The Haiti government needs 40,000 dwellings for 200,000 people currently homeless in flood- or mudslide-prone areas or in the most congested tent cities. Can it do that by the time the rainy season starts in early April?
Despite the Haiti earthquake, President René Préval says the country will hold elections before his term expires next year. Haiti's election oversight body is working on the logistics from its makeshift headquarters in Gold's Gym.
Residents of Rio de Janeiro are staging protests today against a law that give more of Brazil's oil revenues to other states, reducing Rio's share. And the governor of Rio says it will undermine the state's ability to host the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup.
Mexico President Felipe Calderón got an earful from angry residents Tuesday while visiting Cuidad Juarez to tout new social programs aimed easing the rampant drug violence that plagues the border city.
President Felipe Calderón visits Ciudad Juarez today, just days after the Mexico killings of two Americans. He will tout new social programs aimed at improving life in the violence-wracked city.
In Sunday's Colombia vote former defense minister Juan Manuel Santos consolidated his position as front-runner for the presidency after his “U” party dominated congressional elections.
This weekend's deadly Mexico shootings of two Americans in the border city of Ciudad Juarez comes amid US alerts urging Americans to limit travel to parts of Mexico during spring break.
As officials search for a motive behind the Mexico killings of US consulate employees in Cuidad Juarez, a local business group president points to the economic disaster that Mexico's drug war wrought in this industrial border city.
The Mexico killings of a US consulate employee, her American husband, and a Mexican citizen affiliated with the consulate in Ciudad Juarez show just how dangerous Mexico's drug war and the border city have become.
Gunmen in the violence-plagued border city of Cuidad Juarez killed two Americans and one Mexican with ties to the US Consulate on Saturday. Authorities are still trying to assess the motive for the Mexico killings.
A lost generation is emerging as unemployment soars among Latin America youths. Nearly 20 percent are neither studying nor looking for jobs.
A 7.2-magnitude Chile earthquake rattled the swearing-in ceremony of President Sebastian Piñera, the country's first conservative president in more than 50 years.
As President Obama meets with Haitian President René Préval in Washington, Haitians worry that the US reduction of troops (from 20,000 after the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake to 9,000 now) may cause instability.
In Guatemala Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton moved to restore aid to Honduras six months after it was cut in response to the country's refusal to reinstate ousted former president Manuel Zelaya.
Makeshift signs posted along the road to Constitución, one of dozens of coastal towns socked first by the Chile earthquake and then by a tsunami, offer a sad synopsis of the recovery effort to date: “We need food. We need diapers.”
Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Brazil doesn't support Iran sanctions. He wants more negotiations. The US worries about the growing closeness of Iran and Brazil.
Rev. Felipe Berrios's award-winning organization has in less than 15 years nearly gotten all Chilean families into permanent housing. His group is now joining the effort to help those made homeless by the Chile earthquake.
Even as people compare Saturday's more powerful, but far less deadly Chilean earthquake to the Jan. 12 quake that leveled parts of Haiti, heavy rains are wreaking havoc on Haitians made homeless by the quake.
In the wake of the 8.8 Chile earthquake, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Chile's capital Tuesday with 20 satellite phones and a technician. The visit was part of a pre-scheduled South America trip.
News media from around the world have highlighted looting in the wake of the 8.8 Chile earthquake, but how bad is it really? Chileans say things are tense in some areas, but under control.