Honduras' de facto leader Roberto Micheletti and ousted President Manuel Zelaya have reached a deal aimed at ending the political crisis that has paralysed the country for four months.
Spanish police said they dismantled a clandestine laboratory that produced 50 kilos of cocaine a week, adding that 11 people were arrested in the operation.
A 7-year-old girl is injured by a stray bullet in a shootout that leaves one dead and another three wounded: yet another weekend drama after dark in Petare, a poor, sprawling expanse in the Venezuelan capital that is regarded as one of the most violent neighborhoods in the Americas.
They go by names like "Scooby" and "Big Baby" but carry the best weapons money can buy, are accused of torturing cops and even managed to shoot down a police helicopter.
Due to fear of a “dictatorship,” the majority of Nicaraguans rejects President Daniel Ortega’s plans to run for re-election on the basis of a controversial judicial ruling, with the intention of governing until 2017, an opinion poll revealed.
Uruguay's presidential elections headed for a runoff after former guerrilla leader Jose Mujica fell short of the 50 percent needed for an outright victory over ex-president Luis Lacalle, media exit polls showed.
After years spent growing coca leaf, the raw material of cocaine, a hundred families have become promoters of rural tourism along the Colombian Caribbean.
A United Nations report recommends applying “smart authority” to curb insecurity in the region, where the levels of routine violence are the highest in the world.
Guatemalan and US anti-drug agents have captured a semi-submersible vessel loaded with 10 tonnes of cocaine off the country's Pacific coast, Guatemala's anti-drug prosecutor said.
A court in Miami sentenced Colombian drug kingpin Diego Montoya to 45 years in prison following his guilty plea on trafficking, murder and racketeering charges.
International aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned of a dire humanitarian situation emerging in southwestern Colombia.
A 92-year-old woman and her companion have been detained in the Madrid-Barajas airport by officers of the Civil Guard, who seized 4,300 grams of narcotics hidden on various parts of the arrested woman’s body.
Brazil deployed an extra 4,500 police Sunday as deadly clashes with drug traffickers brought down a police helicopter and left 17 people dead over the weekend in 2016 Olympics host city Rio.
Argentina ended its long struggle, landing a spot in next year's World Cup thanks to their 1-0 victory at bitter rival Uruguay behind an 84th-minute goal by substitute Mario Bolatti.
Some 1.9 million people in Haiti -- more than one in four Haitians -- are undernourished, according to a new report by the country's National Food Security Coordination Unit (CNSA).
Uruguayan authorities confiscated some 2,000 kilos (4,400 lbs.) of cocaine at a small marina on the outskirts of Montevideo, the biggest drug haul in the history of the South American nation.
Two Colombian police, part of a group of at least twenty-two uniformed personnel that the FARC guerrilla group are holding in the depths of the jungle and aim to exchange for five hundred captured guerrillas, mark eleven years of captivity.
Fourteen films, thirteen from Latin America and one from Spain, are competing for the top prize at the XXIVth Latin American Film Festival in the Italian city of Trieste, where a prize will also be given for the first time to the work that best promotes coexistence among peoples.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he will offer to reduce the pace of deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rain forest by 80 percent by 2020 when he attends December's global climate talks in Copenhagen.
Martin Villa, one of the founders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group, died from a heart attack several months ago in a jungle area near the Venezuelan border, the Bogota daily El Tiempo reported, citing rebel deserters.
The UN Security Council voted to extend the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti for another year and to keep its strength at current levels pending a hike in Haitian police capacity.
Colombia will ask neighboring Ecuador to join it in planning military operations against Marxist FARC rebels, Defense Minister Gabriel Silva.
Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy's 18,000 tonne flagship in the Indian Ocean after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the French military said.
Brazil's recent increase in defense spending is necessary to protect the country's resources and not a sign of expansionist policies, the country's defense minister said.
Nearly 50,000 people erupted in celebration when Rio de Janeiro was announced host of the 2016 Olympics on Friday, jumping and cheering in a Carnival-like party on Copacabana beach.
Colombian authorities melt firearms to keep them away from the FARC and the ELN
Testing new technologies for disaster response
Nicaraguan Army and National Police seize large amounts of cocaine during ‘Operación
DIRANDRO: Brazilian organized crime group playing major role in Perú's cocaine trade
U.S. SOUTHCOM expo displays technology that can save lives during natural disasters
Central American police partner with the FBI to fight MS-13 and M-18 gangs
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