Landslides caused by Tropical Storm Agatha buried dozens of rural Indian communities.
Guatemala gangs have for years extorted bus drivers for protection money. In 2009 alone, 146 drivers and 60 drivers' assistants were murdered.
A United Nations-backed crime investigation team, the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, roots out corrupt police and politicians in what could be a model for the region.
From Los Angeles to New York, Chicago to Houston, hundreds of thousands of protesters in dozens of cities are marching, chanting, and in some cases engaging in civil disobedience – mostly in opposition to Arizona’s tough new law aimed at stopping illegal immigration.
Singer Linda Ronstadt has joined a group filing a suit against the Arizona law on immigration. She is one of several entertainers who have voiced their opposition to the new state law.
The turmoil surrounding Honduras President Manuel Zelaya’s ouster has mostly died down. Now the Central American Parliament is debating if he or the interim president should fill Honduras’s seat on the regional body.
Travel alert places emphasis on a few hyper-violent cities and states near the Mexico border. It comes as many US college students and families are making travel plans for spring break.
Experts in child kidnapping and global adoption hope that the Haiti incident involving American Baptist missionaries provides lessons for future disasters.