The reported move suggests Uruguay is playing a bigger role in trafficking drugs to the US. It is not a major producer but traffickers from nearby countries increasingly use it as a transit zone.
Tomás Borge was the last living founder of Nicaragua’s Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN).
South American street gangs may not be as notorious as the violent 'maras,' but they pose a significant threat to security, writes guest blogger Geoffrey Ramsey.
This is the third fatal Honduras prison fire since 2003. The region as a whole lags on fire prevention measures and oversight.
President Ollanta Humala declared the Maoist guerrilla group is no longer a threat after the capture of Comrade Artemio, reports guest blogger Hannah Stone.