Honduras is among the worst in the region with severe overcrowding, but Latin American prisons are a daily human rights tragedy, writes guest blogger James Bosworth.
Sean Penn lashes out at the deployment of a British prince to the Falklands. The UK is not amused.
This is the third fatal Honduras prison fire since 2003. The region as a whole lags on fire prevention measures and oversight.
The police strike that threatened Carnival, one of the world's most festive parties, shows how labor movements are gaining the upper hand in Brazil for the first time in history, says guest blogger.
President Ollanta Humala declared the Maoist guerrilla group is no longer a threat after the capture of Comrade Artemio, reports guest blogger Hannah Stone.
A record turnout of nearly 3 million people voted in Venezuela's opposition presidential primary yesterday, selecting Henrique Capriles Radonski as the candidate.
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has suggested decriminalizing drugs in order to reduce violence in the Americas.
A primary election in Venezuela today looks set to elevate Henrique Capriles Radonski, a politician who models himself after a former Brazilian president, as the main challenger to Hugo Chavez.
Ortega says the Bank of ALBA will give loans to members without conditions to pay for development or social projects.
Police in Rio de Janeiro agreed to a strike last night, just days ahead of the world's most famous carnival celebration.
Ten presidents later, the US still prohibits nearly all trade and financial transactions with Cuba. But the embargo may work against our national interests, writes guest blogger Landau French.
Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she will take her complaint that Britain is militarizing the Falklands before the UN Security Council.
The last of Colombia's paramilitary leaders were captured in Venezuela, marking the end for a group that dominated Colombia's drug trade, writes guest blogger Jeremy McDermott.