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.
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.
Foes of the Venezuelan president, who is on a world tour, are expected to congregate today around the world to protest his policies.
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.
Before the president was deposed, Elvin Santos seemed likely to win November's election. Now protesters pelt him with insults and eggs.
Amnesty International says Honduran interim authorities conducted mass arrests and beatings of those who support ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
Who are the most powerful cartels, what are the risks of using the military to confront them, and how much progress has Mexico made so far?
Roberto Micheletti said ousted President Manuel Zelaya would be jailed if he came back to Honduras. He also accused the US Ambassador Hugo Llorens of tilting unfairly in favor of Zelaya.
Two years later, the effects are still acutely felt. Observers point to problems with disaster planning, aid distribution, and global attention.
One month after Costa Rica's president arrived to negotiate an end to the standoff, most of Honduras's top leaders are steadfastly opposed to the return of deposed president Zelaya.
Maker of the fluorescent, smurf-like shoes appears to have staved off bankruptcy, but will it regain its former stride?
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