Complete coverage on

Americas

Latest Stories

Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva.

Hurricane Sandy Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at Hurricane Sandy. As a hurricane and post-tropical cyclone, Sandy is responsible for 117 deaths in the United States and 69 more in Canada and the Caribbean.

Hurricane passes over Bermuda while another may just miss Hawaii updated 2 days ago

It's a double threat. Hurricanes are barreling through both the Atlantic and Pacific on both sides of the continental United States.

Surf's up, way up: Hurricanes target Bermuda, Hawaii updated 3 days ago

It's a double threat. Hurricanes are barreling through both the Atlantic and Pacific on both sides of the continental United States.

Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda updated 4 days ago

Bermuda is bracing for one of the most powerful storms in recent years.

Category 3 Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda updated 5 days ago

Bermuda is bracing for one of the most powerful storms in recent years.

Mexico Drug War Fast Facts updated 5 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Mexican Drug War. The Mexican government has been fighting a war with drug traffickers since December 2006. At the same time, drug cartels have fought each other for control of territory. More than 60,000 people have been killed from 2006 to 2012, according to Human Rights Watch.

Operation Fast and Furious Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's some background information about Operation Fast and Furious. From 2009 - 2011, under Operation Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Phoenix Field Division, along with other partners, allowed illegal gun sales believed to be destined for Mexican drug cartels in order to track the sellers and purchasers.

El Salvador reports some damage after 7.4-magnitude quake updated 6 days ago

A 7.4-magnitude quake caused some damage and killed at least one person in El Salvador.

Morales declares victory in Bolivian presidential vote updated 8 days ago

Bolivian President Evo Morales declared victory in the South American country's election Sunday.

Cuban doctors train, then fight Ebola in Africa updated 8 days ago

In the sweltering Caribbean heat, the Cuban doctor swathes himself in a plastic protective suit.

Mexico captures Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alleged Juarez Cartel chief updated 11 days ago

His cartel helped give Ciudad Juarez its infamous reputation as one of the world's most violent cities.

Carlos the Jackal Fast Facts updated 11 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most wanted terrorists.

6.2-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Mexico updated 12 days ago

A 6.2-magnitude quake struck Tuesday northeast of San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

U.N. experts say Haiti wreck is not Columbus' flagship, Santa Maria updated 13 days ago

A shipwreck found by an American explorer off the coast of Haiti is not the long-lost Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship, U.N. experts say.

Lightning strike kills 11 in Colombia updated 14 days ago

A lightning strike killed 11 members of an indigenous tribe in northern Colombia Monday after an electrical storm broke out during an early morning ritual.

Mexican troops head to site of mass graves, where 43 students went missing updated 14 days ago

Mexican federal forces are on the way to Iguala, where 43 students went missing, and local police have been ordered to lay down their weapons.

Are missing students in mass graves found near Iguala, Mexico? updated 14 days ago

Mexican authorities think they may have found the remains of missing students and soccer players in mass graves.

Brazil presidential vote headed for runoff updated 15 days ago

Brazil's presidential vote is headed for a runoff.

Former Haitian dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dies at 63 updated 16 days ago

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier died of a heart attack in Port-au-Prince at the age of 63, a family member told CNN Saturday.

Mexico nabs top drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva updated 18 days ago

Troops captured Hector Beltran Leyva on Wednesday in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, at a seafood restaurant, officials said.

Wonder Woman, Jesus and Obama via for votes in Brazil updated 19 days ago

Forget kissing babies, to win office in Brazil you may have to leap a building in a single bound.

Hello, Rachel: Northeast Pacific season's 12th hurricane spins off Mexico updated 23 days ago

The Atlantic Ocean, hurricane-wise, has been relatively quiet this season. But not the northeastern Pacific.

'Che,' Chavez perfume plan incenses Cuban leaders updated 23 days ago

The revolution, apparently, will not have its own perfume line. Fragrances dedicated to "Che" Guevara and Hugo Chavez, have been canceled in Cuba.

Honduran First Lady on immigration: Each case is a different story updated 25 days ago

The First Lady of Honduras discusses what can be done about the many women and children leaving Central America.

Cuba says 9,000 restaurants can now be privately owned updated 31 days ago

Cuba says 9,000 restaurants can now be privately owned; analysts say that change will help the island's tourism economy.

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico updated 32 days ago

Tourists are still stranded in Los Cabos, Mexico, days after Odile slammed the popular vacation destination as a Category 3 hurricane.

Now a tropical storm, Odile drenches Baja after slamming Mexican resorts updated 33 days ago

Hurricane Odile was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, yet it will still bring flooding to Baja California.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexican resorts updated 35 days ago

Hurricane Odile was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, yet it will still bring flooding to Baja California.

Hurricane Odile, a Category 3 storm, threatens Baja California updated 36 days ago

Hurricane Odile churned toward Mexico's Baja California peninsula Sunday, threatening to slam the popular tourist destination.

Say what? Boy, 9, goes joy riding in city bus, police say updated 43 days ago

A Saskatoon driver who stole a city bus and bumped into two other vehicles won't lose his license, police in the Canadian city said.

Hurricane Norbert drenches Mexican coast updated 44 days ago

Hurricane Norbert lashed Mexico's west coast Saturday with powerful winds and drenching rains, the latter of which triggered mudslides.

Meet Dreadnoughtus, perhaps the biggest creature to ever walk the planet updated 45 days ago

At 85 feet long and 65 tons, the newly unveiled Dreadnoughtus schrani dinosaur was among the biggest land creatures ever.

Rescuers free 20 miners in Nicaragua; several still trapped updated 51 days ago

Rescuers pulled 20 workers from a mine in Nicaragua on Saturday, dozens of hours after it collapsed and buried them underground, authorities said.

20 Nicaragua miners trapped; 3 missing updated 52 days ago

Twenty miners were trapped and three missing in Nicaragua Friday after a remote metals mine collapsed, according to Government news source.

Party over: Two face charges after plane returns to Canada updated 53 days ago

Fighter jets escort Canadian plane back to airport, two women arrested for drunken fighting and threats, officials say.

Colombia frees Escobar hit man who killed hundreds updated 54 days ago

John Jairo Velasquez -- the top hit man for notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar in the '80s -- is a free man for the first time in 22 years.

Third of Mexicans would migrate to U.S., survey finds updated 54 days ago

A survey about preferences and trends in Mexico concludes that one out of every three Mexicans would migrate to the United States if given the opportunity.

Record heaven: Inside the world's biggest collection updated 54 days ago

Zero Freitas began collecting records as a boy. He now has 5 million and plans to make them publicly available.

Deadly Brazil prison riot ends updated 55 days ago

A prison riot in Brazil that killed four inmates ended Tuesday after officials transferred inmates and rioters released two guards they had held hostage.

Inmates decapitated during Brazil prison riot updated 56 days ago

A prison riot turned deadly in the southern Brazilian city of Cascavel when rioters killed at least four fellow inmates, according to police in Brazil.

6.9-magnitude quake strikes Peru, USGS says updated 57 days ago

A strong earthquake struck southern Peru on Sunday evening, injuring at least two people and damaging buildings, authorities said.

Tropical Storm Cristobal churns in the Caribbean updated 58 days ago

Tropical Storm Cristobal formed early Sunday in the Caribbean, having strengthened from a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said.

Bahamas, other islands on guard for tropical storm updated 58 days ago

A tropical depression that is likely to become a tropical storm by Sunday has areas of the islands of the Bahamas on guard.

Running mate replaces Brazil presidential candidate killed in plane crash updated 60 days ago

A week after the death of Eduardo Campos in a plane accident, his running mate Marina Silva announced she would replace him on the ticket.

Report: 18 errors lined up to cause Quebec rail catastrophe updated 62 days ago

Eighteen errors lines up to cause last summer's catastrophic derailment of a runaway train in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, Canadian accident investigators said Tuesday, concluding an investigation that has revealed serious safety lapses in the transport of crude oil through Canada and the United States.

3 members of Pope's extended family die in Argentina car crash updated 62 days ago

Two of Pope Francis' grandnephews and the boys' mother were killed Tuesday in an Argentina car crash that also injured the pontiff's nephew, police said.

Report: Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash updated 68 days ago

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was among those killed Wednesday in a plane crash, the country's state news outlet Agencia Brasil reported.

Woman scales barbed wire fence hoping to stop a plane in Canada updated 71 days ago

A woman climbed a barbed wire fence in Halifax, Canada, hoping to stop a plane -- and her husband -- from taking off.

After 36 years, Argentine activist finds stolen grandson updated 71 days ago

A leading Argentine activist is reunited with her grandson who was stolen during a dictatorship 36 years ago.

Mexican child migrants try border crossings multiple times, study says updated 76 days ago

Many Mexican minors who try to enter the U.S. illegally do so repeatedly, according to a new study.

Fidel Castro Fast Facts updated 80 days ago

Here's a look at the life of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Queen of the selfie: The enduring allure of Frida Kahlo updated 84 days ago

Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, has inspired legions of women to paint unibrows and mustaches on their own faces.

Aruba releases Venezuelan ex-general wanted in U.S. updated 84 days ago

Venezuela says Aruba will release Hugo Carvajal, a retired military general wanted in the United States for alleged drug-trafficking ties.

Canadian airline passenger arrested by SWAT is mentally ill, father says updated 86 days ago

When Sadegh Shahi heard reports a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a flight to arrest a passenger, he thought to himself, "it's probably my son."

Manuel Noriega Fast Facts updated 87 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama.

Remains found in Mexico identified as those of missing American updated 91 days ago

Human remains found near a beach in southwestern Mexico were identified as those of missing American Harry Devert.

Hundreds of children found at vermin-infested shelter in Mexico updated 95 days ago

Mexican authorities found scores of children living in squalor and subjected to sexual abuse in a shelter in Michoacan state.

In morgue, clues to why people leave violence-plagued Honduras updated 96 days ago

A morgue in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, paints a grisly picture of a city dubbed "the murder capital of the world."

U.S. Navy nurse won't force-feed Guantanamo detainees updated 96 days ago

Attorneys for a Guantanamo Bay detainee on a hunger strike say a U.S. military nurse has refused to conduct forced feedings of inmates.

Enrique Peña Nieto Fast Facts updated 99 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Remains could be those of American missing in Mexico updated 99 days ago

Mexican authorities found missing American Harry Devert's motorcycle in Guerrero, along with unidentified remains.

Putin meets Cuba's Castro brothers to open Latin American tour updated 100 days ago

Cuban President Raul Castro and ailing brother Fidel met with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, the state press reported Saturday.

Brazil President: 'My nightmares never got so bad' updated 102 days ago

Never in her worst nightmares did Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff imagine such a crushing soccer defeat, she told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

At least 1 killed as strong quake shakes Mexico, Guatemala updated 105 days ago

At least one person was killed as a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning in southern Mexico's Chiapas state near the border with Guatemala.

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison updated 108 days ago

Joran van der Sloot -- tied to the disappearance of one woman and convicted of murdering another -- marries in his Lima prison, his lawyer says.

3 rescued from Honduran mine; 8 still trapped updated 108 days ago

Three of 11 miners who were trapped in a Honduran gold mine this week were rescued Friday, freed nearly two days after a landslide blocked their path out.

Overpass collapse at World Cup host city leaves 2 dead updated 108 days ago

At least one person was killed and two buses were damaged when an overpass bridge under construction collapsed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, a World Cup host.

Overpass collapse at World Cup host city leaves at least one dead updated 109 days ago

At least one person was killed and two buses were damaged when an overpass bridge under construction collapsed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, a World Cup host.

'Ashamed, embarrassed' Rob Ford returns as Toronto mayor after rehab updated 111 days ago

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford asked for forgiveness Monday, his first day back to work following a two-month leave of absence for substance abuse treatment.

22 killed in Mexican shootout with soldiers on patrol updated 111 days ago

Soldiers on patrol in south-central Mexico killed 22 people early Monday in a shootout, the Defense Ministry said.

Google executives promote Internet freedoms on Cuba visit updated 112 days ago

Google's chairman said Monday that he and other executives from the Internet search giant recently traveled to Cuba to advocate for greater access to the Internet.

Indictment accuses Argentina's vice president of bribery updated 114 days ago

Argentina's Vice President Amado Boudou has been indicted on a bribery charge related to a currency printing contract awarded, while he was the nation's economy minister, to a company he allegedly controlled.

Americans detained in Honduras now free, heading home updated 116 days ago

Six Americans held in Honduras for nearly a month, accused of trying to smuggle weapons, are now free.

Wife of American jailed in Cuba says Alan Gross feels 'hopeless' updated 117 days ago

Alan Gross has reached his breaking point while serving a 15-year sentence in a Cuban prison, his wife told CNN.

After mother's death, jailed American Alan Gross visited by wife in Cuba updated 118 days ago

The wife of imprisoned U.S. State Department contractor Alan Gross traveled to Cuba Tuesday as part of her ongoing effort to free her husband.

Escapees in Canadian helicopter jailbreak captured updated 120 days ago

Three Canadian prisoners who escaped aboard a helicopter were arrested early Sunday, and they're right back where they started.

Honduran President: Minors alone and detained in U.S. should return home updated 124 days ago

Honduras' President wants unaccompanied minors detained in the United States returned to Honduras.

Unaccompanied minors risk life for American dream updated 125 days ago

Thousands of migrant children never make it as far as the United States. They are detained in Mexico and deported

Undisclosed FBI questions could slow Guantanamo detainee trials, defense says updated 126 days ago

Lawyers for prisoners charged in the 9/11 attacks say the FBI has questioned more detainee defense team members than were previously disclosed.

Colombia's Santos wins re-election updated 127 days ago

Capping a hotly contested contest, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won re-election Sunday.

Brazilian police fire tear gas at World Cup protesters updated 130 days ago

Brazilian police fired tear gas Thursday to hold back a small group trying to work its way to Arena Corinthians stadium to protest the World Cup.

Here are five things to get you ready for the World Cup kickoff updated 130 days ago

World Cup is upon us, and there will soon be an uptick in folks skipping work, watching games in the break room and mispronouncing eastern European surnames.

'Peoples' Cup' camp pressures Brazil ahead of World Cup updated 131 days ago

Squatters in a settlement known as the "People's Cup" seek more affordable housing in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Slain Moncton constable had 3 kids, another had baby on way updated 136 days ago

A Canadian Mountie killed in a Moncton, New Brunswick, shooting this week had 3 kids and another had a baby on the way, police say.

U.S. Marine says he'd walked into Mexico before his arrest on gun charges updated 136 days ago

A U.S. Marine said Friday that he had crossed the border into Mexico by foot, stayed at a hotel and hung out in Tijuana before his arrest on gun charges.

Slain Moncton constable had 3 kids, another had baby on way updated 136 days ago

A Canadian Mountie killed in a Moncton, New Brunswick, shooting this week had 3 kids and another had a baby on the way, police say.

Hurricane Statistics Fast Facts updated 137 days ago

Here's a look at hurricane statistics.

Shooter on the loose after killing 3 officers in New Brunswick, Canada updated 138 days ago

Three officers were killed and two sustained non life-threatening injuries Wednesday in a shooting, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick.

Brazilian President hosts dinner to defend World Cup preps updated 138 days ago

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff hosted a dinner for international journalists and countered criticism that too much money was spent on the 2014 World Cup.

Fidel Castro to Cubans: Keep me in the loop updated 139 days ago

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro published a thinly-veiled complaint Tuesday that he is not being kept up to date on happenings in Cuba.

Americans detained in Honduras to get new hearing updated 140 days ago

Six Americans held in Honduras for nearly a month, accused of trying to smuggle weapons into the country, will have a new hearing to determine their fate.

Dangerous detention for six Americans in Honduras after weapons charges updated 142 days ago

Six Americans salvaging goods from the sea off the coast of Honduras are charged with illegal weapons possession

Argentina model fights Google, Yahoo over photo links to porn sites updated 143 days ago

Attorneys for Google and Yahoo respond to accusations that searches on their websites link the name of a popular Argentina model to sexually-oriented websites.

Cuban President Raul Castro meets U.S. delegation updated 143 days ago

Cuban President Raul Castro on Thursday met with a delegation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a powerful lobbying group championing capitalism and free markets.

Drug gangs rule favelas away from World Cup crackdown updated 144 days ago

Drug gangs still reign in Rio favelas that have not seen pre-World Cup crackdowns and one former trafficker says: "My community lives in a constant war zone."

Brazil finds 'food not fit for consumption' at hotels hosting World Cup teams updated 144 days ago

Brazilian authorities have confiscated spoiled food from two hotels that will host the English and Italian national teams during the upcoming World Cup.

The wives of jailed opposition politicians win Venezuelan votes updated 146 days ago

The wives of two jailed Venezuelan opposition politicians have won landslide election victories while their husbands remain behind bars.

We recommend

From around the web