New law would require officials to move street kids into schools or other programs – or face a $420-per-child fine.
First, corrupt police were targeted. Now, nearly 30 local officials in Michoacán have been arrested for alleged drug ties.
Accusations that President Alvaro Colom helped orchestrate the murder of a prominent lawyer continue to intensify – deepening divisions in a country still recovering from a 36-year civil war.
The freeing of more than 50 inmates at a state prison – allegedly by members of a drug cartel – garnered headlines worldwide.
Lawmakers passed a measure late Tuesday calling for a referendum on whether to allow the popular President Álvaro Uribe to run for a third term. Critics say that would be bad for democracy.
Addiction skyrockets as drugs bound the US circulate within Mexico.
Amid reports of a mounting civilian tragedy on the tropical island, Canada's massive Tamil diaspora takes to the streets.
President Hugo Chávez denounced Globovision, the sole television channel in Venezuela that regularly criticizes him, for reporting an earthquake before the government announced it.
In May 2007, only 12 cases of sexual violence were filed with prosecutors appointed to carry out Colombia's special Justice and Peace Law. Today that number stands at 228.
Scores of dance clubs for seniors, called viejotecas, are now drawing younger dancers to its classic rhythms.
Restaurants and offices reopened Wednesday. High school and university students return to school tomorrow.
Most Latin American nations are electing leftists, but supermarket tycoon Ricardo Martinelli's message of change gives him an edge going into Sunday's election.
Ricardo Martinelli's message of change prevails despite years of strong economic growth.
Uribe's sixth attempt may succeed. Congress is now debating a constitutional amendment that would prohibit personal use and possession of small amounts of 'recreational' drugs.
Inherently suspicious of government pronouncements, only 19 percent of Mexicans believe official swine flu figures.
Venezuela withdrew its ambassador this week after Peru offered asylum to Chávez's political rival who faces corruption charges.
European travel warnings and canceled trips likely to hit Mexico's $13 billion a year industry.
Schools and nightclubs are closed. Health officials have new powers to quarantine homes.
President Rafael Correa is expected to win big in today's vote. He talks like a leftist, but many say he doesn't act like one.
Manuel Rosales, who ran against Chávez in 2006, is seeking asylum in Peru.