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Danilo Medina is favored among foreign investors, analysts say. But can he convince skeptical Dominicans?
Gun-battling prisoners took over Honduras' San Pedro Sula prison. Experts say they were in control all along.
A bomb blew up in the Colombian capital, wounding former Interior Minister Fernando Londoño and killing his driver and bodyguard, on the day the disputed free trade agreement kicked off.
Harsh drug laws are abetting Latin America's prison systems overload.
Latest spate of cartel violence was in the Lake Chapala region popular with US retirees and tourists.
US Special Forces operate 'small-footprint missions' in the Honduran jungle, Times reports.
Venezuela's president tweets from Cuba to announce multimillion-dollar state expenditures.
Phew. Glad they cleared that up. But both countries are seizing control of power companies at Spain’s expense, and for similar reasons.
UPDATED. Romeo Langlois is missing in Colombia. Decio Sa was shot dead in Brazil. Regina Martinez was beaten and strangled in Mexico.
And still with the immigration crackdown?
Spain says Argentina could become 'an international pariah' if it nationalizes YPF.
When leaders want to revise their drug laws, they go to Ethan Nadelmann for advice. GlobalPost interviewed him about the state of the 'legalize it' debate in the Americas.
As President Dilma Roussef visits Obama, some argue Brazil — which has a nuke program like Iran's — can stop Israel and the US from bombing.
Taxman cometh. Taxman resigneth.
This Argentine woman tried. Her daughter is still missing but many women have been pulled out of Argentina's sex underworld.
Lawmakers propose to scrap jail terms for growing narcotics in a bid to slash cartels' revenue.
President Rafael Correa had said he was cracking down on "the dictatorship of the media." Now he says, “I never wanted this trial."
At the end of a 100-day march, protesters fight to push through riot police using crutches and wheelchairs. Police fight back with pepper spray.
Under Pinochet, Chile planted thousands of mines along its Argentine, Bolivian and Peruvian borders.
Local media talks of "apocalyptic" scene at Comayagua prison.