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.
Watch for new US and Venezuelan ambassadors and cooperation on the drug war.
Officials nabbed Daniel Rendón Wednesday. Colombia has used extradition and technology to make headway against drug lords.
On Monday, President Fernando Lugo admitted he had a son while still an ordained bishop
Their legendary caution and thriftiness has helped the country avoid bank failures and a housing crash. Take that, America.
Most are, say US officials. But the NRA says the Obama administration is inflating the scope of the problem and threatens to undermine the Second Amendment.
He's the first democratically elected Latin American leader found guilty in his own country of human rights abuses. But supporters are expected to protest.
Michael Misick resigned as prime minister of the Caribbean island on Mar. 23 amid corruption allegations. He calls Britain's return to direct rule 'modern-day colonialism.'
A former close collaborator of President Hugo Chávez turned ardent foe was arrested at gunpoint Thursday on corruption charges.
The country has put steep tariffs on an array of goods. Seventeen of the world's 20 largest economies have broken recent promises not to take protectionist measures.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder visit Mexico Thursday to meet with their counterparts.
President Luiz Ignácio Lula da Silva met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris Wednesday before heading to the G-20 summit in Britain.
The secretary of state's humility in reaching out to Mexico is part of Obama's plan to change sinking world opinion of the US.
In war-torn Colombia, new villages mark a rare win for both natives and the environment.
The "insatiable" American demand for illegal drugs is part of the problem, she says, and hints at changes ahead in US drug-control policies.
Universities and the US government warned American students about the risks of travel in Mexico. But Cancún numbers are off only slightly.
As Ecuador enforces tighter migration limits on the islands, tension grows over how to balance human development with ecological conservation.
Hillary Clinton arrives Wednesday with a new border security plan that signals greater cooperation between the two countries.