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.
August 16, 2012 The WikiLeaks founder has been living in Ecuador's London embassy since June. He's trying to avoid being extradited to Sweden, which wants to question him about allegations of sexual misconduct. Assange says his enemies want to eventually send him to the U.S.
August 13, 2012 Every year, incoming college freshmen get their first assignment: a "common read." Colleges and universities assign the same book for students to read over the summer in preparation for discussions on campus. Many schools are assigning Sonia Nazario's book on immigration.
August 11, 2012 Mexico shocked Brazil in Olympic men's soccer, winning gold in a 2-1 game in which it never trailed. Mexico's Oribe Peralta scored just 29 seconds into the game, after pouncing on a turnover by to take early control of the match at London's Wembley Stadium.