Guatemala earthquake of 5.8-magnitude hit Monday afternoon with two of 4.8-magnitude hitting before and after, one person dies.
09/19/2011 06:57 pm
Latin America Monitor Venezuela, Bolivia 'failed demonstrably' to meet anti-drug obligations, says US. But did they?
Guest blogger James Bosworth says that while Venezuela is arguably promoting drug trafficking, Bolivia's anti-drug efforts seem on a par with US allies – making US criticism seem sour grapes.
09/16/2011 02:33 pm
Nicaragua has one of the region's lowest murder rates, in part because its gangs are small-time and transnational cartels haven't moved in. But that may be changing as the Zetas are expand south.
09/16/2011 12:51 pm
Otto Perez Molina is the front-runner in the Guatemala presidential election after Sunday's first round, though he did not garner enough votes to avoid a November runoff.
09/12/2011 11:59 am
Mr. Pérez Molina, the former head of military intelligence in the 1980s, touts himself as the only candidate who can improve Guatemala's deteriorating security situation. He led the polls going into today's presidential election.
09/11/2011 11:56 am
Violence is down compared to the last presidential election, but Guatemalans deserve more than what they have been offered in this campaign of candidates with questionable backgrounds.
09/09/2011 11:42 am
It delivers by bike and keeps overhead low so it can sell 'ethical' coffee at a competitive price.
09/08/2011 01:16 pm
The murder rate, if it holds steady for this year, will be lower than when President Álvaro Colom took office in 2008. Yet he has not capitalized on this ahead of the Sept. 11 election.
08/30/2011 10:12 am
Hispaniola and the southern Bahamas are on alert, as hurricane Irene strengthened to a Category 1 storm Monday. Hurricane Irene is forecast to track 120 miles east of Cape Canaveral by late Friday.
08/22/2011 01:51 pm
Nine former military officials are fighting extradition to Spain over the killings of six Jesuits during El Salvador's civil war. Salvadoran opinion is divided over whether to reopen old wounds.
08/22/2011 12:50 pm