Brazil’s Petrobras Scandal Inches Closer To Former President Lula
"Operation Car Wash" has called into question ties between "Lula," the beloved ex-president, and a construction titan arrested last week.
Charleston Shooting: International Media Spotlights Racism In The US After Deadly Attack
International news outlets have focused on the U.S. gun control debate after previous high-profile shootings, but this time, the focus was squarely on race.
Mexico’s Former President Declared Persona Non Grata In Venezuela Over Twitter Comments
Felipe Calderón was declared persona non grata for Twitter insults against Venezuela's soccer team.
Immigration Reform 2015: House Democrats To Visit Family Detention Centers As Pressure Grows On Obama Administration
Lawmakers hope to see detention conditions in person after hearing stories of abuse and mistreatment of detained mothers and children.
Latin America Less Peaceful In 2015 Due To Rising Instability: Report
Unrest and social divisions in Venezuela and Brazil drove a decline in peacefulness across the region, according to a new report on global peace.
Puerto Rico, Grappling With Potentially Historic Drought, Expands Water Rationing
The government is rationing water supplies for more than 200,000 residents and imposing penalties on water "misuse."
Ecuador’s Correa Withdraws Controversial Tax Bills After Days Of Protests
Demonstrators had protested for days over the bills, which would have severely hiked taxes on inheritances.
US, Venezuela Keep Up Diplomacy Amid Concern From Exile Group
U.S. and Venezuelan officials -- including a Venezuelan leader reportedly targeted in a U.S. investigation -- met to smooth relations during a weekend meeting in Haiti.
Omar al-Bashir Can Still Be Arrested Anywhere, By Anyone Who Wants To
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir can still be arrested anywhere and by anyone -- but the will to do so is lacking.
Young Women Excited, Enthusiastic About Hillary Clinton's Roosevelt Island Campaign Kickoff Speech
"Now I'm officially going to be excited. I might actually really get into politics now,” one young woman says after Hillary Clinton's speech in New York.
Uber Backlash In Mexico Heightens As Taxi Union Warns It May Stop Paying Fees
Anger is still raging over what taxi unions say is unfair competition from app-based services like Uber.
Bolivian Presidency: Most Bolivians Reject Indefinite Re-election For Evo Morales In Poll
Supporters of President Evo Morales are trying to do away with presidential term limits, but the public doesn't seem to be on board.
Central American Countries To Pitch $20 Billion Fund To Curb Illegal Migration: Report
Congress is debating a $1 billion aid package to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, but those countries are hoping for a more ambitious joint fund.
Nicaragua Rolls Out Program To Train Sex Workers As Conflict Mediators
Authorities say the landmark program will help sex workers defend others in marginalized communities against abuse.
United Nations Calls On Mexico To End Detention Of Child Migrants
Mexico has been beefing up its role as an immigration enforcer since the child migrant crisis spiked last year.
Nicaragua Canal Project: Scientific Panel Criticizes Weaknesses In Environmental Impact Study
“There were questionable [or even implausible] results presented in the lake water-quality data reported,” an independent review of the study stated.
Argentina’s President Raises Eyebrows With Claims The Country's Poverty Rate Is Among Lowest In The World
How many Argentines live under the poverty line? Depends on who you ask.
Colombia Allows Transgender Community To Change Sex On IDs Without Physical Exams
"The construction of sexual and gender identity is an issue that doesn’t depend on biology," Colombia's justice minister said.
Venezuelan Political Prisoners Get Boost From Spanish, Brazilian Politicians
President Nicolas Maduro countered a visit by Spain's former prime minister with a hashtag pressuring him to get out of the country.
US Doesn't Yet Have Complete Strategy Against ISIS: Obama
The U.S. is still hammering out a strategy to combat ISIS, President Barack Obama said during a news conference Monday from the G-7 summit in Germany.
Mexico's Elections Will Test Reforms, Set Stage For Remainder Of Peña Nieto's Presidency
It's the country's biggest election ever, with nearly 2,000 seats contested, but violence and disaffection have marred the campaign.
UN ‘Very Worried’ About Venezuelan Political Prisoners' Health
Opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Daniel Ceballos have been refusing food for more than 10 days in protest against the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
Campaign Against Femicides Picks Up Steam In Latin America
Outrage over a spate of gruesome murders, including that of a pregnant 14-year-old, is fueling a mass campaign against gender violence.
Nicaragua Canal Project: Environmental Study Delivered But Details Remain Under Wraps
The highly anticipated environmental impact report will not be released until July, but authorities said it deemed the canal "viable."
Reporters Without Borders Calls On Brazil To Protect Journalists
Two reporters were killed in May alone in Brazil, one of the region's deadliest countries for journalists.
Venezuela Assembly Speaker Threatens To Sue Media In US, Spain Over Drug Investigation Reports
The National Assembly speaker hits back at international outlets that reported on allegations he was tied to the drug trade.
Phoenix Anti-Islam Rally: Rival Protest Camps Converge In Front Of Arizona Islamic Center
Demonstrators showed up at a planned "Draw Mohammad" contest and anti-Islam rally in front of a Phoenix mosque, only to be met by members of a "Love Rally."
Texas Legislature Passes Open Carry Gun Bill
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is poised to sign the bill into law. The measure, once signed, would reverse a ban on visibly carrying guns -- dating back to the post-Civil War era.
Poll Finds Democratic Support For Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Vote
A Rasmussen survey found that 53 percent of Democrats favor letting undocumented immigrants vote if they pay taxes and can prove they live in the U.S.
Idaho Abortion Law: Federal Court Strikes Down 20-Week Abortion Ban
The controversial law "places an arbitrary time limit on when women can obtain abortions," a federal appeals court ruled Friday.