The 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit late Thursday off Chiapas state near the Guatemalan border triggering tsunami warnings and temporarily cutting power to more than 1.8 million people.
Islands throughout the Caribbean assess damages caused by Irma, the strongest recorded Atlantic hurricane in the past decade. Meanwhile, Florida gears up for Irma's forecasted landfall over the weekend.
As allegations of vote-buying for determining Olympic host cities come to light, Brazilian and French authorities have issued detention warrants for those who may have been involved, including Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman.
As the Caribbean islands brace for landfall, officials warn that the effects of Hurricane Irma could be felt in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.
Food shortages in drought-prone Central America have caused mass migration, north to the United States. Increased food and water shortages in the "Dry Corridor" running through the continent are linked to climate change.
From Iowa to China, years of bumper crops and low prices have overwhelmed storage capacity for corn, wheat, and other basic foodstuffs.
Cuban artists are making pointed social critiques through their public designs, pioneering an art form on the island that is slowly opening itself up to international influences.
Economic and political crises have continued escalating throughout months-long protests – a situation President Nicolás Maduro says can only be fixed with a new assembly, and a new constitution. Critics call it a final turning point away from democracy.
Venezuela has elected to create a constitutional assembly that some worry would give undue authority to President Nicholas Maduro.
Venezuelan President Maduro wants to rewrite the constitution in support of his government, a move the opposition says would allow the president to eliminate the few remaining checks on his power.
Mr. Trump has threatened to ditch NAFTA if he cannot rework it to the benefit of the US, arguing it has fueled a trade deficit with Mexico and cost thousands of US jobs.
Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was the biggest victim yet of 'Operation Car Wash' – the country’s widespread graft investigation – when he was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 10 years in prison.