Exactly 234,966 people have died in Mexico's 11-year drug war. Now the government wants to deploy soldiers to criminal hot spots, a move many fear will just increase violence and weaken the police.
Since 2000, 8.8 million Brazilians have been displaced by disaster, development and crime, new data shows. Now Venezuelan migrants are pouring into the country. Still, Brazil has no real refugee plan.
Can South America's biggest democracy run properly with a broken, corrupt political class seemingly unable to reform?
The North American Free Trade Agreement forced Mexico into a crisis that turned into an opportunity. Could the same happen again?
One of Colombia's most beautiful areas, El Cocuy National Natural Park was for years too dangerous to visit. No more.
Before #MeToo, Brazilian women launched #MyFirstHarrassment and marched for racial equality. Today, this feminist resurgence is tackling health care, plastic surgery, violence and more.
The U.S. government has ended the protective status of 200,000 Salvadoran migrants. If deported, they would go back to one of the world's deadliest places. How did violence in El Salvador get so bad?
Three runaway governors. Two deadly earthquakes. One Donald J. Trump. Here's why the past year hasn't been the kindest to Mexico.
How to understand the economic, political and humanitarian crisis that has brought a South American nation to its knees.
In order to tackle inequality, we need to understand what drives resistance to it and government responsiveness.
Some of the crucial mechanisms meant to deliver peace in Colombia have yet to be set up.
Mexico may celebrate its mixed-race heritage, but a new study shows that racism is powerful there. Darker-skinned Mexicans earn less and finish fewer years of schooling than white citizens.
Nearly two weeks after its election, Honduras still does not have a president. Clashes across the country have killed a dozen protesters, and police are now refusing to enforce a national curfew.
President Nicolás Maduro has announced he will run for reelection, a sign that Venezuela's authoritarian regime now has an electoral strategy for beating the opposition.
Neither constitution protections nor protests have prevented the Mapuche and their allies from suffering at the hands of the Argentine state.
Conservative congressional reps in Colombia have been stalling votes on key parts of the country's peace accords through endless petitions and nonstop debate. In short, they're filibustering.
By resorting to all means necessary, Nicolás Maduro's government has clawed its way back from the brink of collapse.
Young parties are bringing new life to Chile's stale politics, finally ending the post-Pinochet period. As the presidential runoff approaches in December, the race for the presidency is now wide open.
Some observers think Mugabe's overthrow by the Army might be a good thing for Zimbabwe. An Argentinean expert on Latin America's bloody military dictatorships disagrees.
China, Russia and the International Monetary Fund are among those contemplating a Venezuela bailout. But help for this debt-stricken nation seems far from assured.