May 17, 2013 Jorge Rafael Videla ruled Argentina from 1976-1983 and orchestrated a "Dirty War" against opponents that killed as many as 30,000 people.
May 17, 2013 The government of President Nicolas Maduro announced this week that it would import 50 million rolls of toilet paper to meet the growing demand. The oil-rich country already suffers from a shortage of medicine, milk and sugar.
May 16, 2013 Brazil's economic growth has brought about more illegal immigration and drug trafficking, so the country is hoping to make its borders more secure. But the experience in the U.S. shows that it can be a difficult undertaking.
May 14, 2013 Only a small core of the 2,300-year-old Mayan structure remains after earth-moving equipment destroyed the rest, archaeologists say.
May 14, 2013 After living underground in the United States — figuratively speaking — some undocumented immigrants deported to the Mexican border city of Tijuana have been driven — quite literally — underground. They're living in holes along Tijuana's fetid sewage canal for protection against police.
May 13, 2013 Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of civil rights-era leader Malcolm X who died Thursday in Mexico City. The men, who work at a bar Shabazz visited, reportedly face charges of homicide and robbery.
May 12, 2013 Brazil's economic boom has driven the demand for births by caesarean section. Some 80 to 90 percent of women in private hospitals deliver this way. Proponents say it allows mothers and doctors to better organize their time. Critics say the procedure drives up costs and may cause complications.
May 11, 2013 Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of ordering more than 1,700 people's deaths. His conviction is a boost for those who push for respect for human rights in the region.
May 10, 2013 Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, reportedly died Thursday, according to a friend of the Shabazz family. The circumstances of his death are uncertain. He was 28.
May 7, 2013 A tanker truck carrying gasoline exploded on a highway near Mexico City Tuesday morning, reportedly killing at least 20 people. The explosion, which early reports indicate was an accident, occurred after 5 a.m. local time.