Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete says there are "warning signs" that drug cartels are trying to influence the country's upcoming elections.
The UN accuses Mexico of committing rights abuses in an investigation related to 43 students who went missing in 2014.
Brazilian police use tear gas in clashes with protesting teachers in the city of Sao Paulo.
Police stormed a riot-torn prison in Bolivia early Wednesday, killing six inmates in an operation that also left two dozen people injured, authorities said.
Authorities are considering tax on internet giants in a bid to protect Canada’s cultural sector.
The United Nations says nearly 100,000 people who fled Venezuela have claimed refugee status since the start of 2017.
Cuba holds historic legislative elections to choose lawmakers who will in turn elect a successor to President Raul Castro.
Right-wing parties opposed to a peace deal with the FARC have won historic elections in Colombia but fell short of a majority in polls that saw the former rebels enter the Congress.
Pinera who governed Chile in 2010-2014, accepted the presidential sash from outgoing president Bachelet in a ceremony in Valparaiso.
Colombians are taking to the polls to elect new lawmakers, with candidates from the leftist former guerrilla group FARC taking part in the election for the first time.
Thousands of Canadians demonstrate against a US-based company’s pipeline expansion project.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says the United Nations human rights chief has no right to criticize the way the Latin American country is managed.
The Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday rejected Lula’s habeas corpus petition, ruling that he can be taken into custody if his 12-year jail term is upheld on appeal.
Cuba condemns a US decision to permanently remove 60 percent of its Havana Embassy staff.
State prosecutors initiate criminal proceedings against four police officers who were arrested a week ago on suspicion of abducting three Italian men for local gangsters.
The Venezuelan government and a number of opposition parties have reached an agreement, which postponed the presidential election to May 20 and requires the contenders to respect the results.
The US government is considering a full-scale oil embargo against Venezuela in order to mount more pressure on the country’s President Nicolas Maduro.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he will "fight until he wins" the battle against his adversaries.
Canada’s foreign minister says what has taken place against the Rohingya Muslim community in western Myanmar constitutes “ethnic cleansing.”
Five Colombian soldiers have been killed and 10 others wounded in a bomb attack near the Venezuelan border blamed on ELN guerrillas.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has shelved his plan to visit Washington after a testy phone call with US President Donald Trump.
Police in South Korea charged a Canadian athlete taking part in the Winter Olympics Games with stealing a car.
Haiti suspends Oxfam Great Britain’s operations in the Caribbean country following allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity organization’s staff.
At least 35 people have been killed when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine in southern Peru.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met India’s corporate titans on Tuesday as he pursued a tour of the country marred by reports he has been snubbed by political leaders.
A top official of Venezuela's ruling Socialist party on Tuesday proposed holding legislative elections more than two years early to coincide with a presidential vote in April.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro challenges US President Donald Trump to arrange dialog between their two countries.
A court in Peru says former authoritarian president Alberto Fujimori, who was recently pardoned, should be tried for the 1992 killing of six farmers by paramilitary forces.
Oxfam's country director in Haiti has admitted to using prostitutes at his residence during a relief mission before resigning in 2011, according to an internal investigation by the charity.
The Brazilian president says he will create a special ministry to deal with public security.
At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a helicopter carrying Mexico's interior minister crashed.
Brazilian President Michel Temer gives the military full control of security in Rio de Janeiro amid runaway gang violence.
A military helicopter carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the governor of the southern state of Oaxaca has crashed killing two people, but the senior officials survived.
A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Mexico on Friday, a prolonged rumble that the government said had caused minor damage to buildings in the southern state of Oaxaca, but with no preliminary reports of deaths.
Canada imposes targeted sanctions against a Myanmar general in response to his acts in violation of human rights.
British charity Oxfam unveiled an action plan Friday to tackle sexual misconduct following the "stain" of a prostitution scandal.
Thousands of people march on the streets of the Argentinean capital, Buenos Aires, to protest against a recent wave of state employee dismissals.
The Canadian premier says his government will create a legal framework to guarantee the rights of indigenous people in all government decisions.
Colombia says it needs international aid to cope with the humanitarian crisis that has resulted from the inflow of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing economic hardship in their own country.
Mexican authorities detain hundreds of undocumented migrants, mostly Central Americans, trying to make a transit across Mexico to the United States.
Venezuelan security forces clash with illegal miners in a southern state, killing 18 people in a region notorious for violence and gang rivalries.
Argentina defends its economic relations with Russia and China, days after the US voiced apparent desperation at the growing influence of Moscow and Beijing in Latin America.
Colombia and Brazil plan to tighten border controls with Venezuela, seeking to reduce the flow of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans leaving their country reportedly due to economic hardship.
Talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition and mediated by the Dominican Republic have collapsed.
Fuel thieves in Mexico drilled 10,363 illegal taps into state-owned pipelines in 2017.
The top US diplomat says the sanctions are necessary in order for Venezuela to “return to its constitution.”
Canada threatens to “walk away” from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if the right deal is not secured for the country.
Venezuela's ruling party confirms Maduro as its candidate to run for re-election in the April presidential election.
The Venezuelan defense minister decries US comments about the possibility of President Maduro's ouster in a military coup d'etat.
At least two people are killed in clashes at protests by potato farmers across the Peruvian Andes as demonstrators demanded the government make good on promises to buy excess potatoes after a sharp price drop.
Tillerson has warned Latin American countries against excessive reliance on economic ties with China, saying Beijing is establishing “a foothold in Latin America.”
Colombia freezes peace negotiations with the ELN rebel group after the recent bomb attacks blamed on the guerrillas killed seven police officers.
Mexico announces it will be deploying a new wave of troops to deal with criminal groups in regions where violence led to over 25,000 deaths last year.
Two overnight bombings that targeted police stations in Colombia's Caribbean region have killed two officers and wounded seven other people.
At least 14 people have been killed in a shootout at a nightclub in Fortaleza, in northeastern Brazil.
At least three police officers have been killed and 14 wounded by a bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia's coastal city of Barranquilla.
Police investigators say Canadian billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered in a targeted killing.
From Argentina, French President Macron calls for more European sanctions and pressure against the Venezuela government.
The EU says Venezuela must revise a decision on the expulsion of Spain ambassador and retain diplomatic relations.
Venezuela says it is expelling the Spanish ambassador after Spain and other EU countries imposed sanctions on Caracas.
A Brazilian court on Thursday approved the seizure of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's passport.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro starts his campaign for another term in office with fierce rhetoric against the United States.
Colombia calls for an emergency plan to help neighboring Venezuela, which is grappling with an economic crisis.
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela says he is ready to seek re-election in a presidential vote due by the end of April.
Canada has agreed to sign on to the resurrected Trans Pacific Partnership along with 10 other Asia-Pacific countries.
A powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude has hit off the coast of Alaska, prompting tsunami warnings or watches as far away as California.
Around two thousand people in Haiti rally to protest recent remarks by US President Donald Trump describing their country as a “s**thole.”
The Venezuelan government condemns an EU move to impose sanctions on seven senior officials.
The WikiLeaks founder has created “more than a nuisance” for the Quito government, the Ecuadorian leader says.
A landslide in southwestern Colombia has killed 13 people on a small public bus in a rain-soaked mountainous area.
Colombian president says he would seek a new truce with the ELN group in a bid to salvage peace talks that had been set back.
Mexico’s number of murders in 2017 was the country’s highest ever recorded.
People in Mexico protest in front of the US Embassy against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Post-election unrest continues in Honduras as opposition supporters clash anew with security forces in the capital and elsewhere.
Jamaica declares a state of emergency in its second city of Montego Bay, where authorities are battling to stem a wave of killings.
Cuban and US officials conclude their week-long talks in Washington on law enforcement cooperation amid tensions between the long-time foes.
The Mexican government's National Human Rights Commission says a border mayor's paramilitary security team and marines were behind the disappearance and murder of four people in 2014.
A speeding car has plowed through a crowded sidewalk in a popular beachside in the Brazilian city of Rio, killing an eight-month-old baby and injuring 17 people.
Police in Brazil have seized 444 containers in an investigation into illegal logging in the country's vast Amazon, as the nation seeks to cut down on the widespread practice.
Diplomatic sources indicate the EU is to impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials.
US President Donald Trump once again repeats a threat to pull the United States out of a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
Venezuela confirms that a rogue pilot who had orchestrated attacks on government sites last year was among a group of militants killed in a recent operation.
At least 32 bodies have been found in mass graves in Mexico's northwestern state of Nayarit, authorities say.
Pope starts his visit to Chile, saying he is in "pain and shame" for a sex scandal involving Chilean priests.
Venezuela says five members of a "terrorist cell" linked to a police pilot defector were arrested while several others were killed in an operation to capture him.
Antonio Guterres, the UN chief, says Colombia's ELN rebel group must cease attacks and restart peace talks with the government to end more than a half-century of war.
A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake has struck the coast of southern Peru.
Venezuelan government and opposition delegates arrange a new round of talks on Thursday to address their differences.
A political columnist is killed in Mexico, which according to Reporters without Borders is the most dangerous country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere.
An assailant assails a Canadian Muslim girl on way to school in Toronto, cutting her hijab with scissors.
Thousands of Peruvians rally nationwide to demand that President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski step down over his pardon to former strongman Alberto Fujimori.