Soldiers arrested leftist President Manuel Zelaya Sunday as he planned to carry out a controversial referendum to extend presidential term limits, despite a Supreme Court ruling that the vote would be illegal.
Cuba has shown no desire to rejoin. Socialist states like Venezuela and Nicaragua say they want to form an association that excludes the US.
A case about responsibility for cleaning up a toxic drilling site could cost the company billions and send a chill through the industry.
Most Latin American nations are electing leftists, but supermarket tycoon Ricardo Martinelli's message of change gives him an edge going into Sunday's election.
Exit polls show that President Rafael Correa won by a wide margin over his nearest competitor in an eight-candidate field.
President Rafael Correa is expected to win big in today's vote. He talks like a leftist, but many say he doesn't act like one.
The country has put steep tariffs on an array of goods. Seventeen of the world's 20 largest economies have broken recent promises not to take protectionist measures.
As Ecuador enforces tighter migration limits on the islands, tension grows over how to balance human development with ecological conservation.
Venezuelans voted Sunday to scrap presidential term limits, opening the door for their leftist president to rule indefinitely.
A new constitution approved handily Sunday also risks dividing the nation.