A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Mexico early Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets when thousands of people took to the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday to protest bus and metro fare increases.
Voters in the eastern Mexican city of Xalapa should be tired of voting for rats, one campaign slogan suggests. The candidate behind it should know. He's a cat.
Two commuter trains collided near Argentina's capital on Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring hundreds more.
For nearly half of the world's population, building and maintaining a fire is a daily -- and often deadly -- chore.
An Argentine court has sentenced former President Carlos Menem to seven years in prison for his role in illegally smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia.
A jellyfish sting has stopped an Australian endurance swimmer, just 11 hours into her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida.
Argentine authorities raided sites across the country Wednesday as part of what they called a nationwide slavery ring crackdown.
Police arrested 25 demonstrators after clashes Tuesday in the streets of the South American country's largest city, protest organizers said.
Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel leaps into the waters off Havana in her bid to swim the Straits of Florida.
Venezuela has thwarted a plan by two paramilitary groups to kill President Nicolas Maduro, state-run VTV reported Monday.
A gang was involved in the disappearance of people at a nightclub, Mexican city officials say.
Violence in Mexico is back in the news and so is the perennial question: Is Mexico safe?
Former Peruvian leader Alberto Fujimori won't receive a pardon, country's current president determines.
Mexican authorities say they've rescued 165 migrants who were apparently kidnapped as they tried to cross into the United States.
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A U.S. State Department contractor jailed in Cuba will be allowed to receive a medical exam from a U.S. doctor, a Cuban government official told CNN Wednesday.
Police in Mexico City have detained three people in the mysterious disappearance of 12 people from a nightclub, the city's attorney general said.
A U.S. filmmaker was released from a Venezuelan prison and expelled from the country, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Relatives of 11 young people who vanished from a Mexico City entertainment district are pressuring officials to do more to help them.
Following widespread criticism, Brazil's health ministry has scrapped an online campaign called "I'm happy being a prostitute."
Mexico City sees its share of protests, but this one was unusual.
An Argentine special prosecutor's accusation that Iran has established terrorist networks throughout Latin America has renewed debate over how big a threat that poses to the region and the United States.
Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot is planning to wed a Peruvian woman, his attorney tells HLN.
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Thursday he will run for reelection in 2014 and looks forward to campaigning.
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El Salvador's top court on Wednesday denied a petition from a young woman for an abortion.
When Brazilian judges announced their decision to grant bail to defendants in a nightclub fire that killed 242 people, a woman in the courtroom let out a yell.
Hurricane Barbara weakened to a tropical storm Wednesday after it crashed ashore along Mexico's southern Pacific coast.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied Friday having smoked crack cocaine, challenging the veracity of a video that reporters said showed him doing the drug.
The wrong woman was crowned Miss Universe Canada over the weekend. Instead of Denise Garrido, Riza Santos was the winner.
Tropical Storm Barbara strengthened Tuesday in Mexico's Pacific coast, where it's expected to make landfall, forecasters said.
Royal Caribbean passengers are flying home after a fire cuts short their cruise.
Two U.S. embassy officials were wounded Tuesday in a shooting, apparently at a strip club, in Caracas, Venezuela.
Honduras, the country with the world's highest murder rate, is backing talks between its two most violent gangs in search of a truce.
Alfonso Portillo appeared in a New York court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to charges that he laundered $70 million through U.S. banks while in power.
A skateboard may have saved a man from being the lunch of a hungry cougar in a Canadian resort town last week.
Should William Potts ever set foot in the United States again, he faces an indictment for airplane hijacking and a potentially lengthy prison term.
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A moderate earthquake rattled a region of northern Panama near the border with Costa Rica early Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Peace negotiators trying to end Colombia's blood-drenched, five-decade old civil war Sunday announced an agreement on land reform between the Colombian government and FARC rebels.
A 22-year-old woman in El Salvador, pregnant and suffering from illnesses, has become a flashpoint in the country's debate on abortion.
Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited Friday to the United States, where he faces money laundering charges.
Archeologists revealed their findings about nearly 5,000 cave paintings in northeastern Mexico.
Rescuers found 15 teens who went missing on a hiking trip in a Canadian park, Ontario police said.
Actor Sean Penn angered Bolivia's government after his call for a rerouting of the Dakar Rally and the release of a U.S. man.
Guatemala's Constitutional Court overturned the genocide conviction of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake rattled the coast of southern Chile early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Toronto's mayor has purportedly been filmed on cellphone video smoking crack cocaine, the Toronto Star reported.
Eastern Canada got the shakes on Friday. Even the northern U.S. twitched.
Jorge Rafael Videla, a former Argentinian dictator, has died, the state news agency said, quoting a prison official Friday.
Tropical Storm Alvin, the first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, should soon become a hurricane, forecast says.
To avoid getting caught with their pants down, Venezuelan officials say they will confront a toilet paper shortage by importing 50 million rolls to meet demand.
The deputy prime minister of Belize is calling for full prosecution of those responsible for destroying a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid to turn it into rock for roads.
A Mayan pyramid that has stood for 2,300 years in Belize has been reduced to rubble, apparently to make fill for roads.
The Brazilian National Council of Justice passes a resolution that denies notaries the right to refuse to perform same-sex marriages and civil unions.
Known for his outspoken, unapologetic support of migrants in Mexico, the Rev. Alejandro Solalinde is bringing his message to the United States.
Two bartenders have been arrested in connection with the killing of the grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, according to the office of the Mexico City attorney general.
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of the genocide of more than 1,700 indigenous Ixil Mayans during his 1982-83 rule.
The grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz, died in a Mexico City hospital after suffering an apparent beating, police told CNN.
A Cuban intelligence agent now back in Havana said Friday he has no regrets about the spying that landed him in U.S. prisons for 13 years.
It is a surprising scene -- a picnic-like atmosphere with children playing in the pool under the tropical sun. The adults are also in celebration mode. The crowd is listening to a couple of rappers and some people dance to the beat.
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt waited until closing arguments to speak in his own defense in his genocide trial in Guatemala City on Thursday.
A Brazilian woman escaped death by less than an inch after her husband accidentally shot her in the mouth this week with a harpoon, authorities said.
Three women, pretending to be nuns, were arrested in Colombia recently and are accused of hiding cocaine in their habits.
At least 20 people died and 33 were injured when a tanker carrying gas exploded on a highway near Mexico City Tuesday, officials said.
The office of Mexico's top prosecutor is investigating the slaying of the sons of two well-known journalists
A member of the "Cuban Five" spy group renounced his United States citizenship at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana on Monday, removing the final obstacle to his permanent return to the island.
Police in Rio de Janeiro were searching Monday for an armed man who robbed passengers and raped a woman on a moving bus.
President Barack Obama said Friday he came to Mexico to break down stereotypes between the United States and its neighbor to the south.
As President Obama prepares to head to Costa Rica to meet with Central American leaders on Friday, a top official there says he's sensed a shift in attitude.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto agreed Thursday to create a new high-level group to discuss economic and trade relations.
Ahead of their meetings in Mexico City, President Obama and Mexican President Peña Nieto hinted that they wanted to put economic ties atop their agenda.
Venezuela's opposition filed a lawsuit with the country's Supreme Court Thursday, contesting last month's presidential vote.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said he's booting the U.S. Agency for International Development from his country for allegedly conspiring against the government.
Several key topics will be on the table when U.S. President Barack Obama heads to Mexico this week.
A brawl broke out in Venezuela's National Assembly on Tuesday as political tensions mounted over disputed elections in the South American country.
Mexican authorities say they've detained the father-in-law of one of the country's most wanted drug lords.
A plane crash Tuesday killed six public servants working for Mexico's attorney general's office, officials said.
Bolivia's constitutional court voted unanimously to allow President Evo Morales to run for a third term in office.
Mexican authorities said Monday that they've spotted a troubling immigration trend: large numbers of migrants abandoned at sea by traffickers.
Five people were rescued Sunday, but two more remain missing, after their hot air balloon crashed off the coast of Peru.
Timothy Tracy went to Venezuela to make a documentary about the political division gripping the country.
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Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski said Thursday that he will formally contest the South American country's presidential vote.
One of two men accused in a Canadian terror plot appeared to criticize the charges against him during a hearing Wednesday in Toronto.
Guatemala's Constitutional Court began to answer some of the questions that are holding up a genocide trial.
The lawyer for one of two men accused of planning an al Qaeda-backed attack against a U.S.-to-Canada train said his client is in "shock."
Canadian authorities have arrested two men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train in an al Qaeda-supported plot, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.
A magnitude-5.9 earthquake hit central Mexico near the Pacific Coast on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor was sworn in as Venezuela's president on Friday.
Weeks of testimony in the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt were nullified by a judge on procedural grounds, state-run media says.
Venezuela's top election official said Thursday that authorities will complete a 100% audit of votes cast in Sunday's presidential election.
A manual recount of votes isn't possible in Venezuela, the head of the country's Supreme Court said Wednesday.
A imprisoned former Mexican general has been released for lack of evidence nearly a year after his arrest on corruption charges.
The sounds of clanking pots and pans and bursting fireworks rang out in Caracas on Tuesday night as tensions mounted over Venezuela's tight election results.
As if on cue, Ermelinda Briceno entered the makeshift shrine to Hugo Chavez and shed a tear. This place of reverence to "el Comandante," the president of Venezuela for 14 years, popped up in this poor neighborhood after Chavez's death last month.