As Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closed a major border crossing Monday, human rights groups are concerned with Colombians relying on smuggled goods and the indigenous community that recognize international divisions.
Having assumed the presidency in May following the impeachment of his predecessor, Michel Temer has made some inroads into his reform agenda, but the political storm assailing his government poses a growing threat.
In 2009, then-President Zelaya was ousted by politicians and military officials who believed he was trying to change the Constitution to hold on to power. Now, the Constitutional Court, which is friendly to the ruling party, has made reelection legal.
In 2003, the opposition signed a petition to recall Chávez, but many later faced government repercussions. Now, a similar idea has been proposed for Venezuelans who don't sign a petition against US sanctions - and people are falling in line.
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.
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.