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15:56, 24 April 2014 Thursday
Latin America

10:15, 24 April 2014 Thursday
Hagel begins first trip to Latin America as U S

Hagel said the three-day visit will give him an opportunity to focus on relationship-building in a vital area that often receives little attention.

14:29, 23 April 2014 Wednesday
Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20 percent

President Morales also announced that the basic salary would go up by 10% in the country, after talks with trade union leaders.

09:47, 21 April 2014 Monday
Protesters fight police burn Maduro puppets in Venezuela

Maduro says protesters, encouraged by the U.S. government and international media, are seeking to topple him as happened to Chavez during a brief coup in 2002

09:54, 20 April 2014 Sunday
Eight killed in plane crash in northern Mexico

The plane came down in an industrial estate in the municipality of Ramos Arizpe, just north of state capital Saltillo, the Coahuila attorney general's office said in a statement

10:29, 19 April 2014 Saturday
Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico shakes buildings-UPDATED

The magnitude 7.5 quake was centered in the western state of Guerrero, north of the beach resort of Acapulco

17:07, 18 April 2014 Friday
Peru volcano to erupt thousands evacuated

4,000 residents and their 30,000 animals have been transferred 20 kilometers away from the area.

11:03, 18 April 2014 Friday
Brazil military police end strike amid crime wave

Military police in the Brazilian state of Bahia reach a deal to end a two-day strike which was accompanied by a surge in murders, violence crime and theft.

11:00, 17 April 2014 Thursday
Colombian farmers prepare for new wave of strikes

Farmers agree to new strikes over unfulfilled promises to the agricultural sector. Previous actions in August and September last year, paralyzed Colombia by strangling highway traffic and communications about Bogota and another 15 departments.

10:47, 17 April 2014 Thursday
Brazil's leader holds wide lead six months from election

The number of voters intending to back the left-leaning president for a second four-year term has fallen off just one percentage point since the previous poll in February

09:35, 17 April 2014 Thursday
Mexico captures senior drug boss operating in Mexico City

Arnoldo Villa Sanchez of the Beltran Leyva cartel was arrested by federal police on Tuesday while traveling in an undisclosed location in the city where he had been holding business meetings

23:52, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Pope struggles to keep fellow Latin Americans in Catholic fold

The number of Roman Catholics in Latin America, a historical stronghold, dropped to 67 percent in 2013, from 80 percent in 1995, a survey by Chile-based pollster Latinobarometro showed

23:20, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Colombia's Garcia Marquez quot delicate quot after pneumonia Santos

Garcia Marquez, who was hospitalized for nine days in Mexico City for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection, has been receiving treatment at his home

11:19, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Colombia drug bust shows intra-continent links

Capture in Cali shows cooperation between Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel and Colombia’s guerrilla and paramilitary groups.

11:16, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Angry Brazilians take to streets of Sao Paulo

A protest to draw attention to the problems with Brazil's health system while the goverment spends public money on World Cup preparations, took place in Sao Paulo on Tuesday evening.

09:23, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Bolivia files Hague documents in sea access claim against Chile

Landlocked Bolivia - which still maintains a navy - took its case to the Hague last year. It is seeking to force its neighbor to give back a Pacific Ocean passage that it lost in an 1880s war won by Chile.

09:31, 15 April 2014 Tuesday
As fires die down Chileans return to ravaged Valparaiso

Chileans are grappling with the Andean country's second big disaster in just two weeks after a massive 8.2 magnitude quake slammed northern Chile on April 1

17:53, 14 April 2014 Monday

Nairobi Pinto, 32-year-old head of correspondents for private TV station Globovision, was found "safe and sound" in the town of Cua

10:06, 14 April 2014 Monday
Blaze in Valparaiso kills 12 destroys 2 000 houses

Valparaiso had become a stench-filled scene of smoke, ash and sirens as residents picked through their gutted properties.

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