The end of Cuba's "white card" exit permit program allowed more Cubans to leave the country, but it also permitted expats who left previously to return. This year, Cuban dancers living abroad returned to Havana for an international dance festival – a first for many.
More than 2,000 migrants arrived at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City on Nov. 5. Though there is no promise of being granted asylum at the US border, many remain hopeful that they are moving away from violence in their homelands toward a better life.
Former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is a polarizing figure in Argentina but she still draws popular support from the working class as criticism against President Mauricio Macri government's policy of spending cuts and austerity mount.
After a long trek through Veracruz, a Mexican state notoriously dangerous for migrants, the caravan heads toward the Mexican capital where members plan to rest and wait for stragglers. The estimated 4,000 migrants are still hundreds of miles from the US border.
President-elect Jair Bolsonaro campaigned on pulling out of the Paris Agreement and upending China-Brazil relations, actions that could have far-reaching effects for the South American country.
Jair Bolsonaro, a former member of Brazil's Congress and aficionado of the country's military dictatorship, has been elected Brazil's next president. His incitement against women and minorities has many human rights advocates worried.
Northeast Brazil has traditionally been the stronghold of the country's Workers Party. But the far right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is making inroads, overturning political conventions.
Despite the Mexican government closing its primary port-of-entry to Central American migrants, a caravan of 5,000 found alternate ways to enter the country, and now marches toward the US-Mexico border. President Trump blames the caravan on policies of the Democratic Party.
The runoff vote to choose the country's next president is Oct. 28, after one of the most divisive campaign seasons in decades.
A caravan of Honduran migrants has reached the Mexican border, with plans to travel toward the US. President Trump has threatened to close the southern border as Mexico balances between humanitarian and pragmatic responses.
Legalization of recreational marijuana is a big step for any country, but it’s perhaps that much bigger a step for Canada, which typically has not challenged global mores, like that against drug use, so directly.