Pope Francis launched the first of two summertime trips to the Americas on Sunday, arriving in Ecuador on a mission to reach and energize some of the hemisphere’s poorest, most marginalized -- and most Catholic -- populations.
In one of the most polemic large-scale killings confronting the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto, a new report says Mexican army soldiers were acting on orders to eliminate suspected criminals "in the darkness" without regard for their rights or due process.
In a milestone accord, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed Wednesday to swiftly reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, finally ending the half-century diplomatic freeze between the two Cold War adversaries.
Staggering under a $72-billion debt, Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth in the Caribbean, says it may not be able to make its payments, a step that would rattle the financial underpinnings of the United States.
Miguel Facusse, an old-school tycoon and one of the richest men in Honduras, felt extremely comfortable in his powerful skin. So much so that his aides left him alone for nearly six hours with a Los Angeles Times reporter for a wide-ranging interview in 2012.
The housemaids are from Nicaragua. Many hotel employees hail from Colombia, while Filipinos work the copper and gold mines.
He campaigned on horseback and called himself “El Bronco.” On Monday, he was calling himself governor-elect.
Amid torched ballot boxes and deep public anger, Mexicans voted Sunday for governors, Congress members and other officials in a midterm election expected to hand more power to the ruling party despite widespread discontent.