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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.
Drug cartels have found Costa Rica to be a prime spot for washing and stashing illicit cash.
Drug cartels are changing the attitude of peace-loving Costa Ricans.
The nation is no longer just a transit hub for drugs. Now, its people are getting hooked.
A decade-old slaughter comes under new scrutiny. What it could mean for Latin America.
An unmanned drone can go where no man has gone before.
Security payouts have cut into Central American economies.
The model universal-care system is overwhelmed and struggling for cash.
Costa Rica will lift trade barriers on a slew of Chinese products.
The US hopes a bigger Panama Canal means more jobs, company savings and growing exports.
Researchers have set out to extract rocks from the deepest point ever reached beneath the ocean floor.
Costa Rica has shunned the mining industry even as precious metals fetch record prices.
Brooklyn Museum to return 5,000 pre-Columbian artifacts to Costa Rica.
In Guatemala, alleged members of Zeta cartel say “war will start in this country."
An alleged Ponzi scheme reveals the Wild West world of Costa Rican real estate.