Argentina's lost children are adults when they discover their true identity
Venezuelans stage the biggest anti-government demonstration in years
The march was organized to pressure the country's electoral authorities to call a referendum on President Maduro's future before January 10, which would mean new elections if he lost.
Colombia finalizes peace deal with FARC rebels, ending half-century war
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is one of the few remaining remnants of the wave of Marxist-inspired Latin American guerrilla armies that swelled during the Cold War.
Bizarre Brazilian law helps US gold medalist avoid prosecution
The law allowing Jimmy Feigen to give a $10k donation and avoid being prosecuted for lying about being robbed in Rio alongside Ryan Lochte, is just one piece of Brazilian legislation that raises eyebrows.
Bolivia opens new military academy to combat US 'imperial oppression'
President Evo Morales said the new academy was Latin America’s answer to the US School of the Americas and its dark history supporting right-wing dictatorships during the Cold War.
crime & drugs
Three Central American countries could form a huge anti-gang force
Honduras is trying to get El Salvador and Guatemala on board the idea of a tri-national force to fight the gangs. The plan is inspired by the controversial crackdown currently underway in El Salvador.
An Argentine civil rights heroine is embroiled in an alleged scam
Hebe de Bonafini — one of the original Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo who defied the military dictatorship in the 1970s — insists she is being targeted because of her constant criticism of President Mauricio Macri.
This is already the deadliest year for journalists in Mexico since 2010
Eight journalists were killed in Mexico in the first half of this year, according to a report by the freedom of expression group Article 19 that also registered a doubling in the number of non-fatal attacks on the media.
Nicaragua’s President Ortega picks wife as his running mate
Rosario Murillo’s influence is already seen in the huge metal “trees of life” she had erected around the capital, and her rousing daily messages mixing new age philosophy with the glorification of the 1979 Sandinista Revolution.
Crime & Drugs
Mexican mayor arrested for allegedly ordering a massacre
The mayor, who allegedly ordered ten people killed at the weekend, had long-rumored ties to the Knights Templar cartel in the drug-war ravaged state of Michoacán.
Jamaica is paying its oil debts to Venezuela with food
The barter agreement comes at a time when Venezuela is suffering from acute shortages of basic products amid a major economic and political crisis.
Driver tells a cop to ‘call my dad, dude’ in the latest video shaming Mexico’s elite
A viral video of an affluent Mexico City driver seen almost running over a cyclist and fighting with a police officer has become the latest example of how social media is exposing the aggressiveness and arrogance of the rich and powerful.