A Colombian corporal and 10 other soldiers were killed in a confrontation with leftist guerrillas in southwest Cauca province, the nation's defense ministry confirmed Wednesday. It was the most serious breach yet of a cease-fire declared by the insurgents in December.
Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan writer and committed socialist whose historical works condemning European and U.S. exploitation of Latin America over five centuries made him a revered figure among leftists, has died. He was 74.
It was another day at the office for Elion Uriana, a palabrero, or tribal judge, in Colombia's Wayuu indigenous community. A leader of his goat-herding clan, he was considering the aftermath of an arranged marriage gone bad.
The Obama administration on Monday imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights violations, calling the country's actions a threat to national security.
Venezuela on Thursday marked the second anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez’s death, with the socialist government under increasing fire from international human rights organizations and analysts who say the ailing economy is in the grips of hyperinflation.
Of all the cases of troubling corruption and stunning violence that have characterized the war on drugs in Latin America, few linger as powerfully among U.S. drug agents as the case of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who vanished on a busy street in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1985 while walking to meet his...
Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was formally charged Friday with “conspiracy to commit violent acts against the state” while fellow opposition leaders described his arrest as a “brutal and unconstitutional” and called on Venezuelans to take to the streets in protest.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday night that Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma, a Maduro opponent, had been arrested for "conspiring against the peace and stability of the nation."