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Another Mexican journalist has been killed — the third one this month

A Mexican reporter was shot eight times in the northern state of Chihuahua on Thursday.

A mother who dug in a Mexican mass grave to find the 'disappeared' finally learns her son's fate

Authorities have finally identified one body recovered from a mass grave in Mexico's Veracruz state.

He defended the sacred lands of Mexico’s Tarahumara people. Then a gunman cut him down

The recent killings of two Tarahumara community leaders dramatize how environmental issues have become a frontline human rights battleground in Latin America.

Colombia has a peace deal, but can it be implemented?

Just months after signing a historic peace deal, Colombia's government and FARC rebels are trading accusastions of non-compliance.

Under pressure, Mexican-owned Cemex says it won't help build Trump's border wall

Building supplier Cemex came under fire at home after company leaders indicated they would help with wall construction.

Mexico's bargaining chips with Trump? How about a corn boycott

After Trump's election, Mexico has looked to other markets to import corn, a move that could devastate American farmers.

From hosting 'The Apprentice' to running largest city in the Western Hemisphere

In a country that has been engulfed in political scandal, Joao Doria represented a fresh start to many voters.

She met 'El Chapo'. Now, Kate del Castillo is afraid to return to Mexico

The actress, who angered Mexican authorities when she met secretly with the fugitive drug lord, stars as a Mexican first lady on the run in a new Netflix series.

Gunmen on motorcycles in Brazil’s largest city kill nine in less than an hour

Though the homicide rate has dropped in Brazil’s largest city, shootings with multiple victims have become common in Sao Paulo, and two incidents this week left nine dead in an hour.

Ruling party candidate claims win in Ecuadorian vote, rival vows challenge

Ecuador's presidential election balanced on a razor-thin margin late Sunday as the two runoff candidates were polling within 3 percentage points with over 96% of the votes counted.

Zika virus: First cases of microcephaly reported in Colombia

Word that the Zika epidemic has begun to recede in Colombia was overshadowed this week by news that the country, one of the hardest hit by the virus, has

Brazilian president under fire over praise of women's supermarket skills

Brazilian President Michel Temer has sparked a wave of anger following a speech to mark International Women's Day, with his references to women's domestic roles drawing accusations of sexism on social media.

Fire kills 31 in Guatemalan youth home

Thirty-one people -- mostly teenage girls -- were killed after a fire tore through a youth home in San Jose Pinula, Guatemala.

Son of murdered Colombian diplomat gets $1 million in narco-cash

Collecting upwards of $1 million of a nearly $200 million judgment may not seem like much. But for a grieving man who lost his father years ago to one of Latin America's longest-running guerrilla wars, it's a crucial victory.

Mexican lawmaker climbs border wall in stunt aimed at Trump

Perched more than 20 feet in the air atop the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, a Mexican lawmaker delivers a message to President Donald Trump.

Angela Lee: The world's youngest MMA champion

When 20-year-old undefeated female professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Angela Lee walks into the room it's a slightly strange moment.

Being gay in Latin America: Legal but deadly

Latin America has the highest rates of violence against the LGBT community, but it also has some of the most progressive laws for LGBT equality and protection.

Meet El Salvador's growing middle class: Deportees from the U.S.

With deportations expected to increase under President Trump, countries like El Salvador are bracing.

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