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Politician Sigifredo Lopez was captured by Colombia's FARC guerrillas. But when 11 other hostages were murdered, he was spared, and later set free.
Seventy-five percent of Guatemalans are underemployed, working off-the-books jobs without labor protections.
And Mexico and Guatemala feel fine. The two countries are expecting record tourism as Dec. 21, 2012, and the end of the world, approaches.
Big Labor, including the AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers, sees benefit of fighting bad labor practices abroad.
Obama gives green light to world's most dangerous place for labor organizers.
Despite ongoing violence against activists and labor leaders, the Obama administration announced a new free trade agreement with Colombia.
US organized labor offers support to stop "race to the bottom."
The rise of Colombia's labor co-ops.
With educators in the crosshairs, government now fighting back.
After years of lying dormant, the gold sector's back — and making the country rich.
He's back from Florida, and says he's learned from his family's mistakes. Game on.
Is this a terrible idea, or the best one ever? We report, you decide.
The president swapped democracy for economic gains, raising few alarms
At the state and local level, elections have quietly fallen prey to the drug wars.
Officials target the chemicals used to make the drug, with mixed results.
Hugo Chavez says he will fix Venezuela's housing shortage.
Hugo Chavez has stripped elected politicians of their power by cutting their budgets and taking away their responsibilities.
Colombia wants to rehabilitate its image as a violence-wracked nation not ready for prime time.
Colombia's glaciers could be gone by the middle of the century.
Poverty and unemployment are down. Street crime and inflation are up.