Amid a bid for reelection, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's oil subsidy and antipoverty programs may be on the chopping block.
Freedom of press is under siege in Mexico. Calls grow for a new law to make such attacks on the media a federal crime.
A sharp drop in oil prices is forcing the country to reduce government spending.
This weekend, Cubans reflect on Fidel Castro's legacy: universal healthcare and a strong education system, but limits on freedom of expression and the struggle under a US embargo.
Last month, a group of American adoptive parents traveled to Guatemala to donate $30,000 worth of food, toys, clothes, and shoes to 1,000 poor indigenous families.
A three-month-old program that allows human rights workers 24-hour access to live images of prison life is the newest effort toward transparency for Chihuahua's lauded police department.
President Felipe Calderón's government has made a series of moves to clean up the country's police force. Results are open to interpretation.
Instead of making their way home for Christmas, many migrant workers are staying stateside.
A note left on a school wall in the town of Ciudad Juárez last month threatened to harm kindergartners. The note was suspected to be left by drug traffickers.
Felix Batista, who has negotiated the release of scores of victims in Latin America, was nabbed Dec. 10, authorities reported.
Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and Cuba's Raúl Castro signed a series of bilateral accords in Caracas on Saturday in Mr. Castro's first foreign trip since he succeeded his ailing brother Fidel.
Cuba's new president is not as close to Venezuela's Hugo Chávez as Fidel Castro. But Raul and Chávez need each other, now more than ever, say analysts.
Leading Cuban activist Belinda Salas says she and others were beaten Wednesday after leaving the US Interests Section in Havana.
Drug-trafficking deaths have skyrocketed by more than 117 percent in 2008.
The former Colombian hostage visited eight nations this past week pushing for leaders to support efforts to free hostages still held by leftist rebels.
Auto woes of the Big Three could hurt plants south of the border – and spur migration north.
President Daniel Ortega is turning to Russia and Venezuela for replacement cash – with fewer strings attached.
Tijuana's anticorruption police chief was fired and replaced with an Army officer Monday, following three days of drug-related violence that left 37 people dead.
Since Hugo Chávez was elected president in 1998, the homicide rate has gone from 63 to 130 murders per every 100,000 inhabitants. It's one of the world's worst rates.
The military will use radar, satellite, and infrared technology to locate communities that may face threats from loggers and farmers.