Tuesday's earthquake was the largest since the 1985 one that killed thousands.
Not one death has been reported after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake which hit Mexico yesterday, in stark contrast to a tremor in 1985 which, though higher in magnitude at 8.1, killed around 10,000 people and destroyed the city.
Twelve officers have been arrested after the fatal shooting on Friday.
A Chilean diplomat's teenage daughter was killed by Venezuelan authorities on Friday in a chilling reminder of the country's issues with security and a police force that many believe is part of the problem.
Socialist president is back from Cuba after cancer treatment
President Hugo Chavez landed back in Venezuela late Friday night before today entertaining "el pueblo"—the people—in his inimitable style, singing, cracking jokes and confirming to the nation that he is firmly in the game for October's presidential election.
A second spill in Brazil is worrying authorities here.
Chevron is already treading on eggshells after Brazilian authorities harshly clamped down on the US giant in the wake of a relatively small oil spill in November. Another leak at the same offshore field has now forced a halt in production.
A drug war in Mexico. Blossoming trade with China. Booming economies and runaway currencies. Land reform. From Mexico to the southern tip of Patagonia, ¿Que pasa? analyzes the political, social and economic forces at work in 21st-century Latin America.