By allowing ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to hole up in its embassy, Brazil has thrust itself into the middle of Latin America's most volatile political crisis.
Ousted President Manuel Zelaya chose to hole up in Brazil's embassy out of concern that his ties to Venezuela's Hugo Chávez would diminish his support in Honduras.
An ambitious commitment by some of the world's largest companies not to buy beef or leather products from the Brazilian Amazon may falter if a strong monitoring system isn't put in place.
Some say President Manuel Zelaya's surprise return increases the prospects for violence. The interim government has imposed a 15-hour curfew.
President Manuel Zelaya said Monday on a local television: 'I cannot give details, but I'm here,'
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Colombian President Álvaro Uribe, and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will be among the speakers at a forum on the successful programs Tuesday in New York.
The star-studded jamboree organized by Latin pop idol Juanes drew the biggest crowd in Cuba since Pope John Paul II visited in 1998.
Venezuelan leader recognizes Georgia breakaway states, South Ossetia and Abkhazia as added bonus during Moscow visit.
While Wednesday's stand-off may have heightened safety concerns, it revealed little in the way of lax security practices.
Authorities are investigating the motives of at least five men detained Wednesday after all passengers and crew aboard an Aeromexico plane from Cancún to Mexico City were freed.
The cabinet shakeup could signal a hardening of the government's military stand against organized crime.
FARC fighters seed country with mines made from common materials that are hard to police.
Foes of the Venezuelan president, who is on a world tour, are expected to congregate today around the world to protest his policies.
Less popular among Latin leaders, the Venezuelan president is on an 11-day trip to visit allies including Libya's Qaddafi and Iran's Ahmadinejad.
Conservative President Felipe Calderón touted success in the war on drug-trafficking and launched a new 10-point reform plan in his state-of-the-nation speech Wednesday.
Colombian lawmakers voted Tuesday to call a referendum on whether the conservative US ally should be allowed to seek a third straight term.
Activists marked the anniversary of citizen demonstrations on Sunday, but last year's momentum to stand up to criminals has faded.
Part homage, part Halloween, Saturday's attempt to break the Guinness record for number of people dancing to Michael Jackson's hit single drew more than 50,000 people (including over 12,000 dancers), according to Mexico City officials.
Police say the Amazonas congressman and former host of a TV crime show Wallace Souza led a gang to carry out violence to boost ratings and appeal.
Three weeks into a cease-fire pact, some rebels are turning themselves in. But the main group – MEND – say they'll attack oil facilities on Sept. 15.