After defeating former guerrilla Gustavo Petro in the nation's presidential race, Ivan Duque promised to work tirelessly to heal divisions and attack corruption in his first remarks as Colombian president-elect.
A coral reef is thriving mysteriously beneath a busy shipping zone in Colombia. The secrets of its resilience could help protect other vulnerable reefs, scientists say.
In sharp contrast with his reclusive predecessor, Raúl Castro, Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel has begun to appear in publicly televised speeches and meetings with local communities – signaling a potential shift in how the new leader intends to govern.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro easily won his campaign for re-election Sunday, drawing protest from opponents whose faith in the nation's electoral process is dwindling. Mr. Maduro came away with nearly 68 percent of the vote.
To offset unpredictable weather patterns Costa Rican farmers are searching for a solutions to water thirsty livestock and crops. One developing technology captures and stores rainwater for up to four months but it is expensive to install and rainwater regulations loom.
Despite a tough stance on immigration by the Trump administration the number of Mexicans and Central Americans seeking legal entry into the US continues to climb. Between 2014 and 2017 the number of asylum filings have tripled to 142,000, the highest level in more than 20 years.
Frustrations with President Daniel Ortega's increasingly authoritarian presidency have mounted for years. In recent weeks, citizen protests and a violent crackdown have swept the country.
A crew member hugs a migrant child aboard the Aquarius rescue ship before disembarking in the port of Valencia, Spain, June 17.
As hundreds of Central American migrants wait on the US-Mexico border to apply for asylum, the organization that has facilitated the traveling caravan weighs the effects of the trip's concentrated media focus.
The first-of-its-kind pledge from a Costa Rican leader to remove gas and diesel from the country's transportation faces significant challenges. A plan to achieve that goal will most likely be ready by 2021.
Nearly 3 million children are missing classes in Venezuela as a result of the deepening economic crisis. Along with hospitals and other flagship welfare projects, the education sector is in crisis and experts fear a stunted generation.
Cuban President Raúl Castro is expected to hand the presidency over to Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel, marking the beginning of a broad transfer of power from elderly rulers to the middle-aged leaders of Cuba's so-called 'lost generation.'