The International Monetary Fund raises its 2010 forecast for economic growth.
The index of consumer confidence has dipped in three of the past four months, the Conference Board reported Tuesday.
Roberto Micheletti's interim government shut down two media outlets today after it issued a new decree to suspend freedom of speech if it 'disturbs the peace.'
President Obama will go to Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday to counter Brazil's attempt to win bid to host 2016 Olympics. Lula says Latin America deserves a shot.
President Obama and Michelle Obama will go to Copenhagen to lobby the IOC to give Chicago the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The 'war on drugs' has failed, some Latin American leaders say. But legalization of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, and other narcotics may not curb violence.
Many countries in the region – most recently Mexico – have decriminalized small amounts of drugs for personal use. The moves have followed decisions by left-leaning governments to limit cooperation with the US in recent years.
Interim Honduran President Micheletti is downplaying Zelaya's return, though the Brazilian Embassy's utilities were cut off and police beatings have increased.
An expansive governing role for the G20, discussed Thursday by Britain's Gordon Brown, isn't passing the sniff test for many economists.