Church wavers on child sex scandals in pope's homeland
Despite the Argentine pope's pledge to punish pedophilia, several Latin American countries are grappling with molestation cases and the church's hushed responses.
Dozens injured when train failed to stop in Buenos Aires station
At least 99 people were injured when a train failed to stop at the Once station in Argentina where 51 people died in an accident last year.
At least 80 injured in Argentina commuter train crash
The accident occurres when a commuter train crashed through a barrier at a train station in Buenos Aires.
‘Homeland’ goes to South America: Brody’s Venezuela tower nightmare
Now in its 3rd season, 'Homeland' has taken a surprise turn for South America — and some of the backstory sounds very real.
Argentina's president set for head surgery
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will undergo a brain hematoma operation Tuesday, ahead of tough midterm elections.
Argentina: President Kirchner has surgery for brain hematoma
The brain injury, discovered during a routine examination on Saturday, was caused by a blow to the head on Aug. 12.
Six-year-old becomes first transgender child in Argentina to change name, gender on official documents
A six-year-old transgender girl who was born a boy has become the first child in Argentina allowed to change her name and gender on official documents.
Lionel Messi and father in court on alleged tax fraud charges
Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge Messi, are accused of establishing shell companies in South America to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes.
5 reasons Latin America is lashing out at the UN General Assembly (VIDEO)
Between Brazil's rage over US spying and Bolivia's fury over diverted flights, Latin American leaders have found plenty to gripe about this week.
Thank goodness it's Goat Week!
For obvious reasons.
Andes survivor Raul Fernando Gomez Cincunegui accused of child sex abuse
Uruguayan man Raul Fernando Gomez Cincunegui, who survived four months in the Andes after going missing while trying to cross from Chile to Argentina, is accused of child sex abuse in Chile.
Motorcyclist found alive after 4 months lost in the Andes
Raul Fernando Gomez Circunegui survived by eating sugar, raisins and rats.
India captures Yasin Bhatkal, one of its most wanted terrorists
Bhatkal is believed to be the mastermind behind three coordinated bombings that killed 27 in Mumbai on July 13, 2011.
Same-sex pairs shake up tango championship in Argentina
Crowds in this traditionally machismo culture, surprisingly, seem to embrace the change.
Argentina begins doling out free 'Viagra'
Argentina has begun distributing a free state-produced version of the erection-boosting drug Viagra for the first time, in a move intended to curb its misuse.
Explosion at Argentina apartment building kills 12 (VIDEO)
A gas explosion at an apartment building in Rosario, Argentina, killed at least 12 people and injured over 60 others.
Facebook is 'friending' Latin America
Already big in the region, the social network giant sees huge potential — if Latin Americans would just make the mobile leap.
Pope Francis tells World Youth Day to shun 'ephemeral idols' (VIDEO)
Pope Francis visited Virgin of Aparecida, the so-called black Mary or Brazilian Mary, to deliver World Youth Day mass at Brazil's most revered Catholic shrine.
Pope Francis horrified by new life-size statue of himself in Buenos Aires
Pope Francis to Argentine priest: Let my statue go.
Bolivia's plane drama fires up South America
Evo Morales' allies fume that Bolivia's leader was taken 'hostage' while suspected of spiriting away NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Argentina is all about the black market Benjamins
Argentina loves US dollars. Despite government attempts to wean them off the currency, the black market is more popular than ever — and easily exploited by foreigners looking to change greenbacks into pesos. Here’s how it’s done.
Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury trade marriage views at Vatican
Pope Francis welcomes Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Vatican for the first time.
Forget Superman and the "Man of Steel," Argentina's Captain Everyman's on the scene. And he's real.
Meet Argentina's own homegrown superhero.
Lionel Messi faces determined new foe in taxman
Authorities in Spain say Lionel Messi and his father filed fraudulent tax returns from 2006 to '09.
Latin America: Divided we stand
United and integrated, the region would be a force to reckon with on the world stage. But does Latin America’s unification reality match up to the rhetoric?
Argentine prosecutor accuses Iran of 'Latin America terror plot'
An Argentine prosecutor accused Iran on Wednesday of trying to infiltrate Latin American countries in order to plan and conduct terror attacks.
Chile, Argentina issue volcano evacuation orders (UPDATES)
Chile and Argentina issued red alerts for the Copahue volcano on Monday and have ordered the evacuation of about 3,000 people living in the region.
Former Ford executives indicted for human rights abuses in Argentina
The former executives of the US automaker Argentina unit have been charged with helping officials abduct 24 workers during the country's "dirty war" of the 1970s and 1980s.
Is South America’s latest strongman a woman?
Analysis: Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, exhibits authoritarian tendencies, her opponents say, pointing to her new judicial reform as a case in point.
Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian junta leader, dies in prison
Jorge Rafael Videla was serving life in prison for crimes against humanity during Argentina's 'dirty war.'
Spain blocks Argentinian judge's Franco probe
An Argentinian judge is trying seek belated justice for victims of the Franco dictatorship.