Latin America Latin America

Three large crosses lean against the burned out facade of Iguala's City Hall. Masked protesters angry about the disappearance of 43 students — attacked on orders of Iguala's mayor, according to Mexican federal authorities — burned the building last week. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Carrie Kahn/NPR

With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/360460826/360461313" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/360179370/360179371" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Paraguayan government employee Daniel Alonso holds a portrait of Rutherford B. Hayes at the government building in Villa Hayes, the Paraguayan town named after the 19th U.S. president. Hayes is revered for a decision that gave the country 60 percent of its present territory. Jorge Saenz/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jorge Saenz/AP

The Place Where Rutherford B. Hayes Is A Really Big Deal

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/360126710/360179338" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Families Of Missing Students Meet With Mexican President, Demand Answers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/360019768/360019769" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Elaborately decorated skulls are crafted from pure sugar and given to friends as gifts. The colorful designs represent the vitality of life and individual personality. Karen Castillo Farfán /NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Karen Castillo Farfán /NPR

A statue of Jesus Christ called "Cristo Rey" is prominently located near the entrance of the Dimitrov neighborhood, which used to be so violent, people joked the Christ was being held up at gunpoint. Juan Carlos for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Juan Carlos for NPR

With A Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/359612148/359632773" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

After Shocking Election Season In Brazil, Incumbent President Still Holds Power

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/359233329/359233330" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A woman has her fingerprints checked with a new biometric identification machine before voting in Brasilia Sunday. More than 142 million Brazilians went to the polls, ending a dramatic campaign. Evaristo SA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Evaristo SA/AFP/Getty Images

Lacey Williams (from left), Mary Espinosa, Jaime Villegas, Armando Cruz Martinez and Elisa Benitez talk inside the offices of the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, N.C. According to a 2011 Pew Hispanic report, the median age of Latinos in North Carolina is 24. Andy McMillan for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Andy McMillan for NPR

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/358122131/358363609" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Mexico City on Wednesday, people march to demand justice for 43 missing students. Mexican authorities ordered the arrest of the mayor of Iguala and his wife in connection with the attack. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Mexican Prosecutor Says Mayor, Wife Ordered Attack On Students

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/358236149/358238942" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript