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The 11,000-barrel spill is no Deepwater Horizon-level disaster, but Peru and Brazil are on alert as crude oil flows into the Amazon.
Those freed included 20 minors and were mostly Central Americans believed to be headed to the United States.
Analysis: Much of Latin America has for years found in China a voracious trade partner. Mexico has found its fiercest competitor.
The county of Coalcoman, Michoacan became fed up with the cult-like Knights Templar gang's extorting, raping and killing. Here's what it took to stop it — for now.
They worship their leader "San Nazario" like a saint and claim they need extortion cash to protect the unprotected. But for many, this cult-like, meth-pushing gang is a menace to society.
It's the general's hour again in Mexico as the new president deploys troops in Michoacan, where gangsters are facing off against vigilante militias.
With a message of hope despite its brutal violence, Amat Escalante's “Heli” gets a standing ovation.
Mexican mega-mogul Carlos Slim just lost the world's richest man title to Bill Gates. Will President Enrique Peña Nieto's reform agenda whittle down other tycoons?
Analysis: Latin America's Catholics multiplied in past centuries. Now their numbers are shrinking. The new Argentine pope canonizing two Latina nuns sends a calling to the region.
Today Mexicans mark Mother's Day, a sacred moment on the calendar. So why are so many moms protesting?
Barack Obama conveys a brighter tomorrow in an address to young Mexicans, but some question how it will be achieved.
But the US is cautious of President Enrique Peña Nieto's drug war shift, and some ordinary Mexicans shrug off Obama's visit.
Analysis: US President Barack Obama and his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, will play up the positives this week in Mexico. But what about issues like the countries' glaring failures in the drug war?
After a hapless, perhaps profitless roadshow through the United States, the spooky mummies of Guanajuato are home again.
Analysis: Teachers' unrest and new cracks in the uneasy alliance supporting the government's reforms agenda mean hard days ahead for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Cardinals reached outside the Vatican's box in electing Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio. But Pope Francis hardly fits the mold here.
As the drug war grinds on, families of the disappeared hold guarded optimism the new government will act.
Washington has sunk nearly $2 billion in aid and training for Mexico's security forces that are accused of "disappearing" civilians.
With law and order stretched thin in Mexico, citizen posses have stepped up, rounding up accused drug dealers and other criminals.
Mexico's capital has been largely immune to the violence engulfing elsewhere in the country. But for how much longer?