September 8, 2012 Dancer Carlos Acosta left Cuba and went on to become a star with London's Royal Ballet. With the help of a renowned British architect, he hopes to return to his homeland and revive a long-abandoned, landmark ballet school. But his plans are facing opposition, including from the original architect.
September 6, 2012 Despite progress that's been made in Brazil, deforestation is increasing in the other 40 percent of the rainforest. The problem is particularly serious in Bolivia, where a swath of trees two-thirds the size of Delaware is cleared each year.
September 5, 2012 An estimated 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica raised alerts for the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru.
September 4, 2012 Griselda Blanco was infamous for building the drug trafficking network between Medellin and the U.S. in the '70s and for ordering the deaths of dozens. She served almost 20 years in a U.S. prison. Monday, the 69-year-old "black widow' was assassinated.
August 21, 2012 A new photography project focuses on Latin American telenovelas. For some viewers, a histrionic soap opera is pop art. For others, it's an embarrassment to Latin culture.
August 20, 2012 Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya was killed in a car crash last month. Witnesses say it was an accident. But the government is using the case for propaganda purposes, Paya's family suspects a government conspiracy, and a Spanish activist has been jailed.