Peruvians are wondering if the unfinished FBI sting operation in Aruba and Alabama financed Joran van der Sloot's trip to Peru. His lawyer says Joran van der Sloot's confession of murder should be thrown out by a Peruvian judge.
In the wake of Joran van der Sloot's confession to killing a Peruvian university student, Peru's press is on fire with stories of the 'psychopath' murderer. Many Peruvians are warning women of dangerous foreigners.
The adopted children of Ernestina Herrera de Noble, the largest shareholder in Argentina media conglomerate Grupo Clarin, are being forced to undergo DNA testing to find out if their mother was one of those 'disappeared' during Argentina's dirty war.
Ecuador's lack of visa requirements has attracted Cubans who see it as a several-year stopover en route to the United States. A neighborhood in Quito, the capital, is endearingly called the new Florida.
Peruvian police say they expect Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the murder of a Peruvian college student, to be in their custody by this weekend. The victim's father, Ricardo Flores, is a businessman with close ties to the Peruvian police.
Chilean police are holding Joran van der Sloot in a jail in Santigago, Chile, until they get orders to expel - or extradite - him to Peru. He's the prime suspect in the death of a college student in Lima, Peru.
Chile police have detained Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch poker player and a prime suspect in the death of a woman in Peru. Van der Sloot was also a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American tourist Natalee Holloway in Aruba.
Scientists are studying how exactly the giant, cylindrical Guatemala sinkhole was formed, and how to prevent more. Meanwhile, the US is joining relief efforts to help the thousands left homeless by Tropical Storm Agatha.
More than 178 people across Central America have been killed since Tropical Storm Agatha lashed the region with heavy rains on Saturday, leaving a giant Guatemala City sinkhole. How big is Guatemala's sinkhole?
Polls had suggested that upstart Antanas Mockus was in a dead heat with Juan Manuel Santos in the Colombia presidential election. But Mr. Santos won the first round handily. He will face Mr. Mockus on the final ballot on June 20.
As voters line up for today's Colombia election, many will cast their ballots based on how the candidates will handle strained relations with neighboring Venezuela and its fiery leftist leader, Hugo Chavez.
Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus – a mathematician, philosopher, and former mayor Bogotá – has seen a surge in popularity in the Colombia election. What sets him apart, he tells the Monitor, is his 'decency.'
Álvaro Uribe brought security to a nation that once inspired Hollywood drug-trafficking film 'Clear and Present Danger.' But his scandals could sink would-be successor Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia's May 30 presidential vote.