But more trade and eased travel restrictions appear unlikely to win much in return from the island nation.
Indigenous groups say government is just trying to stop efforts to protect jungle from oil and logging development. More protests are planned today.
Clashes with government forces left more than 30 dead last week, sparking concerns about a full-scale revolt. Protesters are fighting laws that would open their rainforest home to energy and agribusiness development.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Wednesday with the Millenium Challenge Corporation to decide whether to cancel US aid in response to the leftist leader's alleged attempts to steal elections.
The leftist militants have launched 'plan rebirth' following a year of withering setbacks.
Cuba has shown no desire to rejoin. Socialist states like Venezuela and Nicaragua say they want to form an association that excludes the US.
In Canada, concerns mount about weapons smuggling – a problem that has long roiled Mexico.
This week's meeting of the Organization of American States could pave to way to Cuba's reentry into the group after nearly 50 years – and toward lifting the US embargo.
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.
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