Latin America
In the middle of a military base outside Mexico City, an army colonel runs what he calls a kindergarten for dogs.
Tropical Storm Philippe has made landfall in the tiny island of Barbuda as it unleashes heavy rains and flash floods in the northeast Caribbean. The U.S.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that Andrés Roemer, a Mexican author, playwright and former diplomat, has been arrested in Israel and is awaiting extradition.
Banners purportedly from the Sinaloa cartel have appeared in northern Mexico claiming the gang has sworn off the sale and production of fentanyl.
Mexico’s president says that about 10,000 migrants per day are heading to the U.S. border, and he blames U.S. economic sanctions on countries like Cuba and Venezuela for the influx.
Authorities in northern Mexico say the collapse of a church roof has killed at least 11 people and injured about 60.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been discharged from the hospital two days after undergoing successful hip replacement surgery that will have him working from home while he recovers.
At least 10 Cuban migrants have died and 17 others have been seriously injured after a freight truck they were riding in crashed on a highway in southern Mexico near the border with Guatemala.
The Panama Canal is reducing the maximum number of ships allowed to travel the waterway to 31 per day due to a drought that has cut the supply of fresh water needed to operate the locks.
Policemen have shoved and wrestled with justices of Guatemala’s top electoral tribunal, as prosecutors sought to seize the tally sheets of votes from the August presidential elections.
Two Mexican migrants were shot to death in a dawn attack near Tecate, across the border from California.
Mexico’s president has slammed U.S. aid for Ukraine and sanctions on Venezuela, Cuba and other nations.
Because of a procedural change in how the U.S. government processes some green cards, faith communities across the country may lose thousands of leaders and workers.
A doctor says that Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is recovering in a hospital following successful hip replacement surgery.
Sept. 22 – 27, 2023

A plane in Brazil dropped water on a forest fire fanned by strong winds, high temperatures and dry weather.
The streets of cities across Latin America were bathed in green as tens of thousands of women marched to commemorate International Safe Abortion Day.
Locals are still suffering from a massive 2014 waste spill at a copper mine in the northern Mexican border state of Sonora, officials with the country’s environmental agency say.
The premier of Bermuda says the government is slowly restoring operations after being hit by a “very sophisticated” cyberattack a week ago.
Countries in the Americas are reeling as the flow of migrants reaches historic levels, but a U.N. officials says international “funds simply aren’t there” for humanitarian needs.
The U.N. chief says in a new report that gang violence in Haiti is escalating and spreading from the capital Port-au-Prince through the center of the country to its two other major cities, Gonaives and Cap-Hatien, with a significant increase in killings, kidnappings and rapes in the past few months.
Mexico’s armed forces sent troops, vehicle convoys and soldiers into remote towns near the southern border with Guatemala, after drug cartels blocked roads and cut off electricity in some areas over the weekend.
Puerto Rico’s representative in Congress, Jenniffer González, says she will run for governor of the U.S. territory. She is expected to face Gov.
Two migrants from Honduras and El Salvador have died after trying to board a moving train in Mexico near the Texas border.
A search for seven kidnapped youths in the north-central Mexico state of Zacatecas appears to have come to a tragic end.
When Brazilian soccer player Paulinho scored a goal at the Tokyo Olympics, he celebrated by pointing an imaginary arrow at the flashing cameras as homage to a deity in his persecuted Afro-Brazilian faith.
A Mexican mother bravely shielded her son after a bear leapt on a picnic table and devoured the tacos and enchiladas meant for the boy’s birthday dinner, inches from his face.
Nearly all the world’s on stage, and all the men and but 20 women merely players. That’s what a less inspired Shakespeare might have written about this year’s U.N.
As many as a dozen bodies have been found scattered around the northern Mexico industrial hub of Monterrey and its suburbs.
Officials say the Amazon rainforest in Brazil is facing a severe drought that may affect around 500,000 people by the end of the year.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they have arrested an immigration agent after he was accused of raping a Haitian woman in a detention cell at the country’s main international airport in the presence of her 4-year-old son.
The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned nine affiliates of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, as well as the current leader of Colombia’s powerful Clan del Golfo criminal enterprise.
Indian and Canadian diplomats steered clear of their countries’ row over the killing of a Sikh separatist leader when they addressed the U.N. General Assembly.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will undergo hip surgery on Friday and will work from the presidential residence for about three weeks.
Two men in Puerto Rico have pleaded guilty of conspiring to commit a hate crime involving a transgender woman killed more than three years ago.
A nearly decade-long corruption case involving top government officials and attorneys in the Turks and Caicos Islands has ended with a mixed verdict for those accused of bribery, money laundering and other charges.