The protests came after the country’s electoral authorities missed their own deadline for deciding whether to allow the opposition to move efforts to force a recall referendum on President Nicolás Maduro to the next stage.
A gorilla, a polar bear, a jaguar, and two lions: Rare animals keep dying in captivity in Latin America
The recent deaths in the region have some animal activists hopeful that Latin America is developing a new consciousness about captivity.
Mexico City’s authorities have started handing out 15,000 plastic whistles in the name of combatting sexual harassment, despite widespread ridicule of the idea.
A group of international scientists has just finished collecting samples from the crater formed by the asteroid that is widely blamed for the extinction of the dinosaurs. They believe these could help explain how life on earth recovered after the shock.
An international committee of scientists says the only way to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction could be breeding it in pens, but others say this could accelerate the demise of the marine mammal that only lives in the Gulf of California.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights blames its financial troubles on the reluctance of governments to fund work that exposes abuse. Some governments say the commission has become too political.
The vaquita marina's numbers have dwindled to below 60 because the marine mammal is getting caught up in nets set out illegally to catch the totoaba fish, which is highly prized for its swim bladder in China.
Rampant sexual assault in the city's subway system caused large protests that forced the government to deploy a special police to protect female riders.
The government is waging a war against the country's gangs. So far, in 2016, 2,230 people have been killed, an increase of 158 percent from the same period in 2015.
The appeal for a “pact of silence” in the beleaguered southern state of Guerrero is the latest effort by a Mexican politicians to look on the bright side of the country’s security crisis. Most have backfired.