Fraud runs amok at Mexico City marathon
More than 15 percent of the runners who crossed the finish line in the annual marathon didn’t actually run the entire 26.2 miles – or even most of it, for that matter.
Maria poses a threat "that we haven't seen for several generations," says Puerto Rico Governor
Maria's "catastrophic" winds blew off roofs in tiny Dominica, before aiming for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. "You have to evacuate. Otherwise, you're going to die," said Hector Pesquera, the island's public safety commissioner.
Hurricane Maria intensifies into fearsome Category 5 threat to Caribbean, days after Irma
Forecasters said that Hurricane Maria erupted in strength as it neared the Leeward Islands on Monday evening. It now poses a "real threat" to Puerto Rico, according to Governor Ricardo Rosselló.
In Argentina, protesters ask: 'Where is Santiago Maldonado?'
Maldonado, a 28-year-old craftsman, disappeared August 1 during an indigenous rights demonstration. His case has revived the painful memory of military dictatorship in Argentina.
Cuba says 10 died in passage of Hurricane Irma
Most of them died in Havana, where chest-deep seawater pushed several blocks into densely populated neighborhoods.
Hurricane Irma hits Cuba hard causing major flooding
The hurricane tore along the north coast striking Camagüey, Ciego de Avila and especially the town of Caibarién, where flooding was a meter deep.
In photos: Destruction and flooding in Cuba from the passage of Irma
Hurricane Irma hit Cuba's north coast on Saturday as a Category 5 storm, having left 20 dead as it passed through the Caribbean. Irma hit Camaguey with winds of 160 mph early Saturday, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Caibarien was one of the cities hit on the north coast of the country.
Mexico suffers twofold blow: 90 dead in quake, followed by Hurricane Katia
One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico and a raging hurricane dealt a devastating one-two punch to the country. The death toll rose in Oaxaca and Chiapas as workers scrambled to respond to the twin national emergencies.
In photos: The destruction left by Mexico's strongest earthquake in a century
Luis Felipe Puente, National Coordinator of Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior, confirmed 61 dead: 45 victims in Oaxaca, 12 in Chiapas and 4 in Tabasco.
Mexico hit by biggest quake in century, president says; 32 killed
President Enrique Pena Nieto quoted local calculations it was 8.2 on the Richter scale, making it the largest in Mexico in 100 years - even larger than the magnitude 8.1 quake in 1985, which killed thousands and devastated large sections of Mexico City.
IN PHOTOS: The destructive path of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, as Florida gets ready
The dangerous Category 5 hurricane hit the French/Dutch island of St Martin/St Maarten on Wednesday, 150 miles east of Puerto Rico, before moving on to the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands. By Saturday it's winds had dropped to 130 mph after making landfall in Cuba.
Pope arrives in Colombia seeking to heal wounds of conflict
During his deeply symbolic five-day visit, Francis is expected to press Colombian leaders to address the social and economic disparities that fueled five decades of armed rebellion, while encouraging ordinary Colombians to balance their need for justice with forgiveness.
Texas Governor says he will accept Mexican offer of Hurricane Harvey relief
Despite poor relations between the U.S. and Mexico, Texas' neighbor to the south is offering vehicles, food, medicine and water. The State Department thanked Mexico for its "very generous" offer.
Trump signs new financial sanctions on Venezuela prohibiting dealings in gov't debt and some bonds
"These measures are carefully calibrated to deny the Maduro dictatorship a critical source of financing to maintain its illegitimate rule," the White House said. But will China and Russia step in?
Venezuela's ousted Attorney General flees to Colombia
Luisa Ortega Díaz escaped by boat to Aruba and from there by plane to Bogota, Univision News has confirmed.