Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru
And they may be boosting their cocaine trade with Europe in the process.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
Tourists are pouring back to Mexican beaches after a security image facelift
Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors. It must be safe again, right?
Rick Perry's Islamic State remark joins a list of Mexican-border terror threat claims
Here’s a look at four major claims of faraway terrorism stirring in America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.
US Evangelicals cheer on Latin American culture wars
Church leaders in the United States are backing fights across the Americas against gay equality, abortion and pornography.
Watch an amazingly brave woman save an injured dog on a Mexican highway and immediately restore your faith in humanity
If the news has you feeling down about the human species, this video might help.
This map shows just how many kids have been apprehended at the US border and where
The figures through June 30 tally 57,000 minors apprehended trying to cross into the US.
Latin America’s militaries are making a comeback
Bloody coups may now be practically unthinkable, but experts say the risks to democracy are real.
40 Mexican bishops are taking an 'intensive' exorcism course
An Italian priest who says he's personally conducted 1,650 exorcisms is leading the course.
This graphic shows the costliest climate events in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean
In total, the top 10 disasters have caused $388.23 billion in economic losses.
Mexico rescues 458 children from squalid shelter amid sexual abuse allegations
The children in the refuge had to beg for money on the streets, eat unsanitary food and sleep on the floor among vermin, officials say.
Meet the journalist who accuses Mexican presidents of links to drug cartels
Anabel Hernandez talks to GlobalPost about why she thinks Mexico’s government is more dangerous than its gangsters.
These are the women helping child migrants as they make their way to the US (VIDEO)
While the United States is grappling with how to handle the thousands of child migrants arriving at its borders from Central America, a group of women in central Mexico has quietly attended to them for years.
On Location Video: The ghosts of El Diamante Ranch
Berta Diaz Torres lost her daughter and four grandchildren to unknown killers. Their mutilated remains were found with the bodies of 26 others at an abandoned Veracruz ranch.
Latin America vs. Europe: The rivalry returns
Slinging mud across the pond over soccer is as old as the World Cup.
Mexico’s cartel-fighting vigilantes get closer to the Texas border
Armed residents are taking on the feared Zetas cartel in Tamaulipas state. One desperate town’s mayor applauds them.
The worst massacres and mass graves in Mexico’s drug war
Timeline: The discovery of a mass grave in Guerrero state has put cartel violence back on the front pages. But it's only one of a series of grisly incidents in the country’s map of horror.
Man arrested for smuggling human body parts inside teddy bears
For religious reasons, of course.
This graphic shows which teams have the most fans at the World Cup
Turns out Americans like soccer way more than the world thinks.
The most popular World Cup team in the United States may not be the United States
A lot of people in America will be watching Mexico play Brazil today.
Don’t trust the hype about Mexico’s Kardashian look-alike narco assassin
It’s a great story, but it might not be true.
Mexico’s got a serious bullying problem. Blame the cartels?
The tragic death of a 12-year-old has sparked a national debate on schoolyard violence. Politicians and psychologists point to the bloodshed outside the gates.
Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?
Obama wants the US to lead. Is anyone interested in following?
Mexico discovers dozens of decomposing dead bodies, then reports 25 percent drop in violent crime
President Enrique Pena Nieto said the figures were 'encouraging.'
This is what it’s like to cross the US border from Mexico
The story of a young woman named Lourdes is revealed through her Facebook posts.
Why Mexico’s celebrity anti-globalization rebel is quitting
The NAFTA-fighting Zapatistas’ chief, Subcomandante Marcos, says he’s become a mere ‘hologram.’ What does that mean, and what comes next?
Why World Cup soccer players can’t have sex
Mexico’s team coach told his men to keep their pants on. How 8th century BC of him.
Australia is apparently raising a generation of overweight couch potatoes
The sports-loving nation scored a D- on an international physical activity report card.
Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media
Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.
In a first, the US now sells more petro-goods to Mexico than it buys
For as far back as records go, Mexico had always exported more oil and petroleum products to the United States than it imported from its northern neighbor. This year, they're trading places.
A founder of the notorious Zetas drug cartel is killed in a clash with Mexican military
Galindo Mellado was one of a group of elite Mexican soldiers who deserted from the army to work as hired guns for the leader of the Gulf cartel.