Slain Venezuelan protester, David Villanilla, was son of Maduro's ex-boss
The latest youth to die during Venezuela's crackdown on anti-government protests has a unique connection to President Nicolas Maduro: his father once worked with the socialist leader for the Caracas mass transit system.
In photos: The long list of Mexican governors accused of corruption
The Republic of Mexico includes 31 states and the federal district of Mexico City. Of those, 11 former governors were arrested, charged or placed under investigation in the last four years for alleged embezzlement of at least $13.4 billion, according to estimates by Mexican authorities.
How former Mexican governors used the United States to embezzle billions of dollars
Among properties purchased in the United States is a $7.6 million mansion in Miami, which is part of a Mexican investigation into the former governor of Veracruz.
In photos: This is the Miami mansion linked to former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte
According to official sources, Duarte set up a network of collaborators in Florida who acquired various properties, including a home valued at $7.6 million.
Growing scandal in Latin America over 'Pegasus' spy-hacking program
First it was Panama, now Mexico. The spyware Pegasus is at the center of allegations of government spying in both countries. Panama's president, Ricardo Martinelli, is in jail in Miami for allegedly using Pegasus to spy on enemies, journalists, union leaders and his own mistress, according to a federal indictment.
Colombia seeks peace, eradication of cocaine
Besides disarming the rebel FARC army, Colombia's peace accord also seeks to end the illegal drug trade. But that requires the state to pour money into the countryside and provide a viable alternative to the booming coca market, worth $88 billion worldwide.
In photos: Peace in Colombia rests on finding an alternative to cocaine production
Colombia is at a pivotal moment as former FARC fighters have begun handing in their weapons as part of a historic peace agreement. An essential part of the peace accord is also to end the illegal drug trade, but that requires the state to pour money into the countryside, and provide a viable alternative to the booming coca market worth $88 billion worldwide.
Trump to restore some restrictions on Cuba travel, targets island's military-run enterprises
The changes leave intact the greatest achievements of Obama’s Cuba legacy, including the restoration of diplomatic ties and the re-opening of the U.S. embassy in Havana, as well as the relaxing of travel restrictions and the reintroduction of regular commercial flights.
Cuba hardliners, US defenders battle over new Trump policy
The U.S. Embassy in Havana will remain open, but Americans can expect Trump to ban U.S. trade with any Cuban entity linked to the military. Also planned: the reimposing of travel limitations for Americans wanting to go to Cuba.
Former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli arrested Monday in Miami
Martinelli served as president of Panama from 2009 to 2014 and is wanted there on corruption charges involving an alleged wire-tapping scheme.
All eyes on Venezuelan military as country teeters
The military has helped hold up the socialist administration for more than a decade. Despite the outward loyalty of top officers, cracks are beginning to appear.
Trump maybe headed to Miami June 16 for Cuba policy announcement
Trump is widely expected to roll back parts of President Obama's historic initiative to normalize relations with Cuba, though it's unclear how far he will go.
Venezuela's chief prosecutor breaks ranks again in bold challenge to government
A long-time government loyalist, Luisa Ortega has broken publicly with President Nicolas Maduro. On Thursday she urged the Supreme Court to block Maduro's latest constitutional ploy to stay in power.
In photos: Can there be peace in Colombia without cocaine?
Colombia is at a pivotal moment as former FARC fighters have begun handing in their arsenal of weapons as part of the disarmament process agreed to in last year's historic peace agreement, ending 52 years of conflict. An essential part of the peace accord is also to end the illegal drug trade, but that requires the state to pour money into the countryside, and provide a viable alternative to the booming coca market worth $88 billion worldwide.
Top Brazilian prosecutor won't rule out Odebrecht corruption scandal reached United States
Brazil has received several requests for information from the U.S. government, but a crucial laptop was thrown into the sea.