Radiation Levels At Fukushima Are 18 Times Higher Than Previously Thought, With Readings Reaching 1,800 Millisieverts An Hour: Report
The Fukushima nuclear plant operator revealed levels of radiation at the site are much higher than previously believed.
Nelson Mandela In Critical, Sometimes Unstable State; Former South African President Leaves Pretoria Hospital
Nelson Mandela was discharged from a Pretoria hospital in critical condition. He will continue his treatment at home in Johannesburg.
Starbucks In Colombia: Divided Reaction From A Nation Where Coffee Is One-Tenth Of Economy
Starbucks will open its first store in Bogotá in 2014. What will this mean for the country's huge coffee industry?
Argentinean Judge Rules In Favor Of Chilean Airline LAN In Dispute For Buenos Aires Airport Jorge Newbery’s Hangar
It's settled: Chilean airline will keep on flying out of Buenos Aires' domestic airport Jorge Newbery.
Brazil Q2 GDP Preview: Slight 0.9 Percent Growth Expected, May Slow Further In Q3
The largest economy in Latin America may have grown by 0.9 percent in the second quarter.
Pacific Alliance Reaches Agreement On Trade Within The Region; 92 Percent Of Trade Tariffs To Be Eliminated
The governments of Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru agreed to a breakthrough in economic relations within Latin America.
Peru Debates Whether To Start Gas Extraction In Protected Amazon Area; Local Tribe Nahua Not Pleased
Peru has promised its citizens cheap energy. To get it, it risks destroying its natural heritage, and a native tribe.
Starbucks To Open Stores In Colombia; CEO Howard Schultz Assures They Will Only Sell Local Product
After relying on Colombian coffee for years, Starbucks is bringing the brew back to its origins.
Petróleos de Venezuela, Accounting For 60% Of Country’s Budget, Faces Hardship As Fires, Layoffs And Debt Escalate
Once a major oil company, ailing Petróleos de Venezuela remains the country's main earner. But how long will it last?
Telefonica And America Móvil Reach Agreement Over KPN; Carlos Slim Leaves E-Plus To The Spanish Company
The Mexican billionaire will let Spain's Telefónica buy KPN's E-Plus -- provided that does not hinder his plans to own the totality of the Dutch mobile company.
Brazilian Real, Venezuelan Bolivar And Argentine Peso Drop Against US Dollar; What Does Devaluation Mean For Region?
Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela have seen their currencies drop sharply in the last six months.
As Chile And Argentina Bicker Over Buenos Aires Airport, Spanish Airline Air Europa Wants A Piece Of Latin American Air
Chile and Argentina try to make up after fighting over an airport, but Spanish airline Air Europa may try to step in.
Mexican Government Proposes Law To Limit Government Transparency And Access To Information
Is Mexico shutting its citizens off from public information? A new law just might do that to one of the world's most transparent governments.
Argentina And Chilean Airline LAN Fight Over Buenos Aires' Jorge Newbery Airport
The largest airline in Latin America might lose a prime spot in Argentina to a debt-ridden company -- which happens to be Argentinean.
Mexico Cuts 2013 GDP Growth Forecast To 1.8% After Disappointing Q2
Latin America's second-biggest economy grew 1 percent in the second quarter, forcing the government to reduce its 2013 outlook.
Protests In Ecuador Against President Rafael Correa’s Decision To Open Yasuní National Park To Oil Exploitation
Ecuador's decision to drill in a protected Amazon park has made the country the latest site of social upheaval in Latin America.
13th Time’s A Charm? Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos Tries To Make Peace With The FARC, Again
As the latest negotiations start with a more open FARC, Santos might make history as the Colombian president who put an end to the war.
Brazilian Real Drops 17 Percent Vs Dollar In 2013 As Investor Confidence In Brazilian Economy Sags
The Brazilian currency keeps dropping, and consumers and investors are losing confidence.
Colombia’s General Strike Is Getting The Best Of President Juan Manuel Santos; Truckers, Coffee Workers And Miners Protest For Low Wages And Government Promises Unfulfilled
And now it's Colombia's turn: Another country joins the upheaval in Latin America with a general strike.
Mexicans Want Pemex Reform, But Only As Long As It Does Not Involve Private Investment
Mexicans see president Peña Nieto reform of the oil monopoly Pemex as a positive move, but only if it's limited.
The Nicaragua-Costa Rican Wars: Presidents Daniel Ortega And Laura Chinchilla Fight Over The Border Province Of Guanacaste
The neighboring countries cannot decide who gets to keep the coastal province of Guanacaste. Both want it and neither will back down.
Russia Is Not Alone: Venezuela’s Homophobic Tirade Against Capriles
Is Venezuela homophobic? Just ask the target of the latest verbal attacks, opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
Venezuela's Own 'Birther' Controversy: Where Was Nicolas Maduro Born?
The mystery of Venezuelan President Maduro's place of birth could be more than just a myth -- it could cost him the presidency.
Financial Experts Like Mexico's Pemex Reform, After All
Politicians and investors dismiss the reform that may shake up one of the world's biggest oil producers, but some experts are more optimistic.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Energy Reform Does Not Convince Investors
Peña Nieto's proposal for energy-sector reform is falling flat, even with the private investors supposed to benefit from it.
Nicaragua’s Canal Project Might Be Unconstitutional; Is President Daniel Ortega’s Dream Nonviable?
Should President Daniel Ortega pursue his dream of building the Nicaragua canal? Experts' advice is to sleep on it.
Enrique Peña Nieto’s Energy Reform Gets Lukewarm Reaction From Workers And Criticism From Politicians
Mexico President Nieto's proposed reform could shake up the core of the nation's oil industry, but it's winning few converts.
President Enrique Peña Nieto Introduces Mexico Energy Reform; Says Pemex Will Not Be Privatized
The Mexican government presented on Monday the energy reform that has had the country on the edge of its seat for two months.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto To Announce Monday Decision On Pemex; What Does This Mean For Oil Industry?
Months of protesting/debating a constitutional reform that would open Mexico's oil reserves to foreign investment will be resolved Mon.
Loyalist Riot In Belfast Leaves 56 Cops Injured, 8 Arrested In Protest Over Republican Parade
A loyalist demonstration during a republican parade led to a clash between police and protesters, with 56 police officers injured and eight arrests.