The National Assembly elected Fidel's brother Sunday to be president in a vote that signals minor changes.
Venezuela's fiery president gears up to become Latin America's next leftist icon.
After nearly 50 years in power, Fidel effectively hands the reins to his younger brother, Raul Castro.
Government tries to limit TV advertising and sales along highways
Many families of those kidnapped near the border with Colombia say President Hugo Chávez has neglected them in favor of high-profile Colombian victims.
Eufrosina Cruz runs for mayor, says Constitution trumps indigenous laws.
Legal challenge could raise price for nationalization moves by Ecuador, Russia, and Bolivia.
Government response has been praised, but the poorest are still looking for work or new homes.
In a march organized on Facebook, hundreds of thousands protested against the leftist rebel group Monday.
Internet site to spawn protests in 185 cities Monday against rebel group's methods
But critics say Venezuela's president is trying to distract from economic problems at home.
The all-female routes aim to protect women from pervasive sexual harassment. Critics say education efforts might produce better results in the long run.
A top operative of Mexico's infamous Sinaloa cartel was arrested Monday.
Cubans voted for 614 candidates running unopposed in Sunday's parliamentary poll.
Silvia Bazua helps indigenous families get the papers they need for children to access school and services.
Recent increases in defense spending by Brazil and Venezuela are attracting observers' attention.
A deal brokered by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez could pave the way for the liberation of dozens of others being held in rebel camps.
A quarter of the nation now lives in poverty in a country that once prided itself on an egalitarian ethos.
In the Mexican desert, full of hardship and dust, the traditional quinceañera is a chance to be a princess for a day.
The Venezuelan president touts Beijing's $4 billion investment as another punch in his bid to undermine US clout. China is more pragmatic.