A controversial law to officially engage Mexico's armed forces in fighting crime has human rights groups dismayed.
Mexico has more policy options than it thinks. And it may have less to lose than its northern neighbour.
A brief chronicle of the Ecuadorian election fraud that wasn't.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
French Guineans are up in arms about the territory's overcrowded hospitals. Why is no one talking about how racism and xenophobia also affect access to health care?
The case of a 12-year-old Costa Rican girl, who was raped by her father and denied an abortion, is dividing a nation that prides itself on its human rights record.
One protester was killed and several senators bloodied as Paraguayans rebelled against what they consider an unconstitutional attempt to extend President Horacio Cartes' term.
Residents of the Maré neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro are eight times more likely to be killed by police than other Brazilians. Most victims are young and black.
Despite Trump’s rhetoric, Mexicans are no longer crossing the border in massive numbers. Data show a new group of migrants is arriving, and for very different reasons.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas are in the midst of a profound transformation. Do all members share the same vision for – and opportunities within – the group's political future?
Recent elections in Latin America have suggested a retreat from left-wing politics and populist leaders. But results from Ecuador's 2017 presidential election suggest otherwise.
The Pope hasn't actually opened the door for married priests. But in rethinking celibacy, he has shown his mastery of the art of containing people without actually making big changes to the Church.
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
Young people from Central America continue to cross the U.S. border. Can programs funded by humanitarian assistance targeting root causes of migration help?
Paraguay remains divided over whether to allow former presidents to run for reelection, and time is running out to decide who can – and cannot – declare their candidacy for the 2018 election.
Who is responsible when 43 girls burn to death in a state-run children's home?
When leaders of weak democracies use social media to connect with their constituents, people feel heard. But Twitter responses won't give citizens what they need.
Colombia's plan to turn coca-leaf farmers into coffee growers has a fatal flaw: the market.
A suicide in Tijuana casts bleak light on the trauma that undocumented immigrants face in Donald Trump's America.
Brazilian state governments increasingly use the military for services they should provide themselves.