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Argentine journalist Damian Pachter who is believed to have been the first to report the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman says he has fled...

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Brazil's three most populous states are experiencing their worst drought since 1930, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said. The states of Sao Paulo, Rio de...

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Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she is convinced the death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman was not suicide. Alberto Nisman, 51, was found...

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The highest-level US delegation to Cuba in 35 years begins talks aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and eventually normalizing relations between two adversaries who...

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Austrian forensic scientists have failed to match charred human remains with DNA samples in a Mexican inquiry into missing students, officials say. Mexican prosecutors said...

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Argentine federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner last week of a cover-up has been found dead at his home...

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Brazil is "outraged" by the execution of Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira in Indonesia for drug trafficking. Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira, 53, was arrested in 2003...

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A US Congressional delegation has arrived in Havana in the first such visit since the United States and Cuba agreed to restore ties severed...

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The US has loosened Cuba travel and trade restrictions starting with January 16, US officials say. Measures include allowing US citizens to use credit cards...

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At least 36 Cuban opposition activists have been released from prison since January 7, according to dissident organizations. They are believed to be from a...

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Further ten municipal police officers have been arrested by Mexican authorities investigating the disappearance of 43 student teachers in Guerrero state. Around 90 people in...

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Venezuela’s economy has entered recession, after contracting for the third consecutive quarter of the year. The Central Bank announced that the economy had shrunk by...

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Venezuela’s tourism ministry has denied reports that a shortage of milk is behind the closure of a famous ice cream shop in the city...

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Father Gregorio Lopez, who was kidnapped in Mexico's south-western state of Guerrero on December 22, has been found shot dead, officials say. The priest’s body...

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Cuba’s President Raul Castro has stressed that Havana will not change its political system after recent US move to normalize bilateral relations. Raul Castro also...

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The US historic move to end more than 50 years of hostility towards Cuba and restore diplomatic relations has been welcomed by world leaders. Pope...

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American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after a deal agreed by the US and Cuba, US officials have announced. Alan Gross,...

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Brazilian researchers have discovered a drug-resistant bacterium in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics in...

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Haiti's PM Laurent Lamothe has resigned amid violent anti-government protests over delayed elections. "I am leaving the post of prime minister this evening with a...

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Mexican forensic experts have identified from charred remains at least one of 43 students who went missing in Guerrero state. A family member of one...

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Venezuela's leading opposition figure Maria Corina Machado is to be investigated over an alleged plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro. Maria Corina Machado, a former...

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Mexican comic icon Roberto Gomez Bolanos, known as Chespirito (Little Shakespeare), has died at the age of 85. The actor’s work delighted children over four...

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Families of 43 missing Mexican students have led mass protests in Mexico City demanding action from the government to find them. The families from Guerrero...

The disappearance of 43 students six weeks ago from the town of Iguala has sparked a series of violent protests

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Mexico's governing PRI party's offices in south-western Guerrero state have been set on fire by protesters to vent their anger at the official handling...

A total of 43 students went missing after clashing with police on September 26 in the town of Iguala

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Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo has said that suspected gang members have confessed to killing 43 students missing for six weeks. Jesus Murillo said three...