'Successor groups' of right-wing paramilitaries are growing fast, causing a steep rise in violence in many areas, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.
A woman walks past a billboard for Afghanistan's presidential election in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16.
After bridge explosions, Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and Colombia's Alvaro Uribe agree on one thing: current conflict won't be resolved without outside mediation.
The most recent Latin American leader to overturn presidential term limits is Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega.
Critics of Colombia President Álvaro Uribe's decision to sign the accord say it is 'unbalanced' for Colombia. Far-left and moderate leaders alike have expressed concerns about an increasing US presence in the region.
Supreme Court justices face death threats as they investigate dozens of legislators’ links to paramilitary groups.
United Nations Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya told a congressional panel Tuesday of her continued concern over what she has called a ‘pattern of harassment and persecution against human rights defenders.’
FARC fighters seed country with mines made from common materials that are hard to police.
A new strategy in Afghanistan to combat the opium trade draws on US experience curbing cocaine shipments in Latin America.