Slavery ended almost 127 years ago in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is working to create a new memorial that goes beyond the expected, emphasizing connections between the African continent and Brazil.
From abolishing a law that allows suspects to be held for 80 days without formal charges to improving medical exams on suspected victims of torture, the UN urges Mexico to combat 'disturbing' levels of impunity around torture.
There's food - it just may not be what shoppers need.
A murder mystery in Argentina, a country that a century ago rivaled the US as the richest in the Americas, has spotlighted its political and economic missteps. This year's elections could offer an alternative path.
When Ret. Gen. Pacheco was appointed Honduras' new minister of security, many feared a militarization of the police. A few months into the job, Pacheco says this could be the turning point for violence and crime in Honduras.
Two recent arrests of drug kingpins were welcomed by embattled President Enrique Peña Nieto. But Mexico's history is of allowing drug empires to survive the deaths of their leaders.
The director of Birdman hid a piece of Mexico City in New York's Times Square during the filming.