South America's Leftist Presidents Take A Popularity Dive Amid Scandals, Economic Troubles
The presidents of Chile, Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina are having a gloomy year.
Venezuela Pledges More Arms Purchases Against 'Foreign Threats'
The country may be struggling with goods shortages, but that won't put a dent in its military arsenal.
Brazil's Rousseff May Reschedule US State Visit, But Surveillance Concerns Linger
President Dilma Rousseff may finally land in Washington, but reportedly wants guarantees that the U.S. is no longer spying on her.
US And Cuba Lay Ground For Human Rights Talks
The discussions are running parallel to talks already underway toward normalizing relations between the two countries.
Brazil Reveals Another Corruption Scandal Amid Petrobras Investigation
Investigators are accusing suspects of bribing a government agency to reduce tax evasion penalties.
Costa Rica Dismisses Ambassador To Venezuela After Comments Supporting Maduro
The diplomat's comments in a media interview "created confusion" about the relationship between the two countries.
Syria And Iraq Conflicts Drive Asylum Claims To 22-Year High: UN
The conflicts in Syria and Iraq were largely responsible for the increase, the U.N. refugee agency says.
Mexico Press Freedom: Attacks On Journalists Surged 80% Under Peña Nieto, Report Finds
The report comes as Mexico is undergoing a heated conversation over press freedom in light of the firing of a prominent journalist last week.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's Approval Rating Gets A Tiny Bump Amid Tensions With US
Analysts speculated that U.S. sanctions might help Maduro divert attention away from the economy, but his approval ratings are still low.
Nicaragua Wants Russian Fighter Jets, Making Central American Neighbors Nervous
Central American countries are nervous that Nicaragua could tip the balance of military might in the region.
Rio Olympics 2016: Rio Mayor Says Polluted Guanabara Bay Unlikely To Be Cleaned In Time
Around 70 percent of Rio's raw sewage flushes into Guanabara Bay, where the 2016 Olympics sailing will to take place.
Mexico Captures 'El Rama,' Regional Commander of Zetas Cartel
Ramiro Perez Ramos, known as "El Rama," was reportedly aiming to be the Zetas' next leader.
Venezuela Touts Signature Collection Campaign To Repeal US Sanctions
President Nicolas Maduro is rallying supporters behind a signature campaign aimed at lifting the sanctions order.
Rising Chinese Wealth May Be Fueling A Drop In Chinese Asylum Claims In The US
Rising prosperity in their homeland and a relaxed one-child policy are among reasons cited for changing immigration patterns.
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff's Popularity Ratings Down To 20-Year Low
Recent polls show only a 13 percent approval rating for Brazil's president — a nearly 30-point drop since December.
US Visa Waiver Program Gets New Scrutiny Over Foreign Fighter Threat
A terror attack in Paris has brought new scrutiny to a U.S. program that lets people from 38 countries travel here without a visa.
Cuba’s Fidel Castro Pens Letter Of Support To Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro
Fidel Castro penned another letter of support to Venezuela's embattled president as the U.S. and Cuba continue talks.
Mexican Relatives Of 43 Missing Students Embark On US Tour To Build Support
The activists aim to spread awareness about the case and also push for the U.S. to stop supporting arms sales to Mexico.
Venezuela-US Tensions: Maduro's Rule By Decree Powers Won't Change Much, Analysts Say
The Venezuelan president has sweeping new authority to combat a U.S. "threat." But he already had broad powers before.
Kerry Waxes Hopeful On Iran Nuclear Deal
The secretary of state, due in Switzerland Sunday for talks on Iran's nuclear program, said he hopes a deal can be reach in the coming days.
University Of Maryland Opens Investigation Of Student Who Authored Racist Email
The email, allegedly penned by a fraternity member at the university, has ignited a firestorm on campus.
Jeb Bush Used Private Email To Discuss Security Issues, Review Finds
A Washington Post review found Bush discussed some National Guard troop movements using his private email account.
Biden And Poroshenko Discuss Ukraine Ceasefire And US Military Aid
The two leaders spoke by phone Saturday, calling on separatists to respect a ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine.
Venezuela Begins Military Exercises To Protect Against US ‘Threat’
The exercises come days after President Obama issued a new round of sanctions against Venezuelan officials.
Flood Warnings Around The Country As Cincinnati Prepares For Ohio River To Rise To Highest Level In Decades
The river is expected to reach its highest level in nearly 20 years this weekend.
Brazil's Sunday Protest Marches Could Signal Tougher Times Ahead For Dilma Rousseff
Tens of thousands of Brazilians are getting ready to march against President Dilma Rousseff, with many calling for her impeachment.
Venezuela-Uruguay Spat Over Claims Of US-Backed Coup Tenses Relations Ahead Of Regional Meeting
Venezuela's President Maduro alluded to Uruguay's vice president as a "coward," prompting a surprising crack in the countries' close friendship.
El Salvador Ex-Military Official Loses Appeal To Stay In US Over Torture, Killings
An immigration panel upholds a Florida deportation order against Carlos Vides Casanova, who had been linked to atrocities.
Mexican Mayoral Candidate In Guerrero Found Beheaded
The woman from Guerrero state, where 43 students went missing last fall, had lost her son and husband to violent crime.
ACLU Petitions DOJ To Investigate Texas Immigrant Prison Uprising
A February uprising at a Texas prison for immigrants spotlights conditions at privately run incarceration centers.