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.
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.'
The Vetas municipality will soon hold the country's first-ever local vote to enshrine the right to mine. Locals say these referendums are not intended to benefit the multinational mining companies, but rather to establish municipal control over mining.
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.
A person wearing a Chewbacca costume poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' at the 71st International Film Festival, in Cannes, southern France, on May 15.
Hundreds of migrants that had been traveling through southern Mexico stopped on Monday to rest and speak with local officials about filing for asylum. Despite concerns from President Trump, most of the group is ill-equipped to travel to the US border.
As the land border between the US and Mexico becomes increasingly fortified, drug trafficking, and efforts to stop it, have taken to the sea. The two countries will now collaborate in an international agreement to intercede shipments of cocaine in the Pacific Ocean.
As Venezuela's economic crisis drives refugees out, members of the Warao indigenous group have found shelter in Brazil. The community faces widespread discrimination, and Brazilian officials have sought to protect them even as their numbers swell.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing their country's financial crises and seeking refuge and work in Brazil. Their presence places intense pressure on the already strained public health system, jails, and volunteer organizations.
The market for low-cost satellite launches is expanding rapidly and US companies are eyeing the Alcantara space center in Brazil. Launching near the equator dramatically cuts fuel costs, a fact the Latin American country emphasizes to draw new commercial contracts.
Descendants of slaves in Brazil have recently had two major victories in a decades-long struggle to get legal titles to their land, without which they don't have access to social benefits. The poverty rate among slave descendants is 75 percent.