The Haiti earthquake has killed at least 10 Brazilian soldiers, according to Brazil's military. Brazil took charge of the peacekeeping force in Haiti in 2004.
Haiti earthquake relief workers say they are hampered by quake's devastation. All three of Medecins sans Frontieres' (MSF) centers in Haiti were crushed. Workers couldn't drive around because Haitians were sleeping on the roads. But the international airport is now open for aid flights.
Zilda Arns, a legendary Brazilian aid worker who transformed the lives of tens of thousands of her countrymen, was among those killed by the Haiti earthquake, as she sought to extend her church-based program to the troubled island nation.
The International Red Cross estimates as many as three million people may have been left homeless by Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti. With daylight, a clearer assessment of the scale the challenge ahead.
Relief agencies have put out calls for donations, and are preparing teams to go to Haiti in the wake of Tuesday's quake. A hospital, the National Palace, and other buildings in Haiti's capital were damaged in the biggest earthquake to hit the island in 200 years.
As Mexico struggles to contain its drug traffickers and endemic corruption, Colombia, which has long developed strategies to confront both, may provide a guide.
An illegal gold rush in Peru is capitalizing on the high price of the metal worldwide – but at a cost to the Amazon's rivers and forests.
Peru's growth rate – 9.8 percent – was one of the fastest last year. It's poised to break with neighbors Bolivia, Venezuela, and Ecuador with its center-left but pro-business governments.
The US recession continues to discourage would-be immigrants, with fresh Mexican government numbers showing a 40 percent drop in Mexicans emigrating in the past two years.
Latin America produces an estimated 75 percent of the world's organic coffee. But the economic benefits many small farmers were promised if they converted to organic haven't materialized.
The kidnapping and killing of Gov. Luis Francisco Cuéllar, by Colombia's FARC rebels, is renewing calls for tougher and smarter government security policies.
Mexican officials announced Tuesday that the family of a fallen marine, who died in a two-hour shootout last week that took down top drug cartel boss Arturo Beltran Leyva, has been shot and killed by hitmen believed to be tied to Mr. Leyva's gang.
Canada's Supreme Court today ended the legal bid of more than a dozen women ski jumpers from around the world who were seeking to pry open the last Olympic door shut to women. They were hoping to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.
Governor Luis Francisco Cuellar was dragged from his bedroom in his pajamas late Monday after the door to his home was blasted down with explosives, according to local officials.
Canada's volunteer approach to finding a place to store spent nuclear waste, which is radioactive for 10,000 years, contrasts the US.
His presidential victory Sunday chalks up another important win for Bolivia's Evo Morales and the region's hard-left, Chávez-led bloc, which also includes Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Cuba.
In a vote Wednesday, the Honduran Congress effectively extended the political crisis by denying Manuel Zelaya the opportunity to finish the last few weeks of his presidential term.
In Honduras election, conservative opposition candidate Porfirio Lobo is ahead with most of the votes counted. Many Hondurans want to move on from the political crisis with or without Manuel Zelaya.
José "Pepe" Mujica won 51.7 percent of the votes in Sunday's run-off, extending the power of the ruling center-left Broad Front coalition.
Today's presidential election is widely viewed in Honduras as a way out of Latin America's worst political crisis in decades.