Latin America
One of rock’s greatest songwriters and musicians, Robbie Robertson, has died at 80. His manager said he died Wedensday in Los Angeles, surrounded by family.
A lawmaker in the Bahamas has been charged with sexual assault and issuing death threats in a case involving a 35-year-old woman.
Gently holding a baby hummingbird between her hands, Catia Lattouf says, “Hello, cute little guy. Are you very hungry?”
In a race against time, multiple organizations are working to save the reef that runs along the Florida Keys during a heat wave that has already led to historic coral bleaching.
Police in Brazil have arrested the former director of the Federal Highway Police as part of an investigation into possible political interference in last year’s presidential elections.
The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned three Mexican citizens for alleged involvement in the production and trafficking of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.
San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero has signed a new measure to prohibit alcohol sales after certain hours in the capital of Puerto Rico, renowned for its all-night partying.
The debate over school textbooks has gone ballistic in a short time as in Mexico. Opponents are hurling cries of “communist” and “fascist” at each other.
A Colombian man once seen as one of the world’s most dangerous drug lords has been sentenced to 45 years in prison in the U.S.
While just 0.8% of Brazil’s population, the figure marks an 89% jump from the prior census, in 2010.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro took office laying out ambitious goals for the nation’s first leftist government.
Argentines have lined up on a bitterly cold winter morning as part of an annual pilgrimage to a Roman Catholic shrine for the patron saint of work.
Several thousand people — their faces covered to conceal their identities — marched through Haiti’s capital demanding protection from violent gangs who are pillaging neighborhoods in the capital Port-au-Prince and beyond.
Panama’s top immigration official is criticizing Colombia, saying it is not helping to slow the record flow of migrants through the dangerous jungle of the Darien Gap.
Tropical Storm Eugene is moving away from Mexico’s Pacific coast and is weakening after bringing rain to some parts of Baja California. The U.S.
Representatives of eight South American governments are gathering in Brazil this week to talk about the Amazon rainforest.
Mexico’s immigration agency says it has found 491 migrants being held at a compound by the side of a highway east of Mexico City.
A judge in Colombia has ordered President Gustavo Petro’s son freed from detention while he is investigated on allegations of illicit enrichment and money laundering.
Prosecutors from Mexico City took the extreme and unusual step of getting marines to accompany them across state lines and arrest Uriel Carmona, the attorney general of the neighboring state of Morelos, and spirit him back to the capital.
Argentine golfer Ángel Cabrera has been released from jail on parole after he completed two years in custody over gender violence cases against two of his ex-girlfriends.
Many of the passengers on a bus that tumbled down a steep hillside in western Mexico, killing 18 and injuring nearly two dozen, were migrants headed for Tijuana at the U.S.
July 28 – Aug. 3, 2023

Indigenous leaders from Argentina’s Jujuy province burned incense for the celebrations of Mother Earth Day, while Luciano Sanchez of that country’s Argentinos Juniors team snapped his knee during a soccer match.
Haitians are expressing skepticism over an offer by Kenya to lead an international police force aimed at combatting the gang violence that has wracked the Caribbean nation.
The son of Colombian President Gustavo Petro has acknowledged that his father’s 2022 election campaign received money of dubious origin, according prosecutors investigating Nicolás Petro for alleged illicit enrichment and money laundering.
The managers of the Panama Canal say they expect income from the waterway to drop, after authorities were forced to limit the number of ships passing through each to 32 due to a lack of rainfall.
Mexican marines found 110 pounds of dynamite hidden in a methamphetamine laboratory run by a drug cartel.
Texas officials say state police officers separated migrant families along the border with Mexico by detaining fathers on trespassing charges and turning over mothers and children to federal agencies.
The former personal lawyer of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has joined the ranks of the country’s Supreme Court amid criticism that their relationship poses a conflict of interest.
Colombia’s government and the National Liberation Army, or ELN, have formally begun a six-month cease-fire as part of a process to forge a permanent peace between authorities and the country’s last remaining rebel group.
At least 17 people have been killed when a bus left the highway and tumbled down a steep hillside in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit.
Mexican authorities say a Honduran migrant has identified one of the two bodies recovered from the Rio Grande as her son.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says that Dora has become a Category 3 hurricane far off Mexico’s western Pacific Coast — but will not pose a threat to land.
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously authorized the U.N. political mission in Colombia to help verify implementation of the recent peace agreement between the government and its largest remaining guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army.
A town on northern Mexico’s Pacific coast has seen its beaches littered with a carpet of dead fish, after what experts describe as a toxic algae bloom.
A police raid in a low-income neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro set off a gunbattle that killed nine people and wounded two officers, marking the latest incident in a wave of lethal policing in Brazil.