The controversial case has been watched closely by the rest of the country, and may push other states to liberalize their own abortion laws.
As a backlash against immigrants grows, one group aims to build understanding by sending Midwestern farmers south of the border for 'cultural immersion.'
Elton Leme, a high court justice, has found more species than anyone alive – in his free time.
As kidnapping rates soar, Mexico City's mayor is recruiting 300,000 residents to monitor – and turn in – corrupt cops.
Chávez issued 26 laws last week, many of which resemble items in a constitutional reform package rejected by voters last December.
Bolivians vote Sunday on the fate of President Evo Morales and other top officials.
Alberto Vollmer's programs for poor squatters and young hoodlums seen as a model for defusing social tensions.
Two sisters in Lima win acclaim for breaking stereotypes – and teaching women business skills.
With food prices on the rise, 'community kitchens' provide half a million Lima residents with affordable daily meals.
Yoani Sanchez won the Spanish equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, but her government wouldn't allow her to leave the country to receive it.
They just want the freedom to travel and access to the tech touchstones of their generation: iPods, Facebook, and text messages.
Only a handful of political activists are willing to risk fighting for basic freedoms. But more ordinary Cubans, they say, are asking how to get involved.
A government critic's collection includes Bibles, books by Cuban defectors, and positive biographies about Fidel Castro.
Since Raúl Castro took the helm in February, he's rolled out a series economic changes, including allowing Cubans to buy cellphones and giving farmers profit-incentives.
John Parke Wright, with close ties to the Castro brothers, says Cuba is starting to open up economically.
John McCain supports a tight US embargo. Barack Obama says he'll loosen it.
President Alan García presides over one of the region's fastest growth rates, but his approval rating sank to 26 percent this week because the poor say their lives aren't any better.
A new pro-poor break-away church vexes the country's Catholic leaders, who call it a Chávez ploy.
Demonstrators from presidents to pop stars filled the streets across Colombia and in 80 cities worldwide, demanding that FARC release all remaining hostages.
On Tuesday, a US Army deserter was deported. An unrelated but simultaneous video release showed a Canadian Gitmo detainee taken at age 15 crying, 'Oh Mommy!'