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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.

More and more people are being murdered in Mexico — and once more drug cartels are to blame

Mexico's murder rate is rising at an unprecedented level, calling into question Mexico’s military-led drug war, as well as the United States’ prominent role in that fight.

How Mexico's president saw his approval rating plummet to 17%

The approval rating of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has tanked. Here's why.

A Trump tower is opening in Vancouver, and not everyone in town is happy about it

The Trump International Hotel and Tower is opening in Vancouver, and some in town want the name Trump off of it.

On the other side of the wall: Mexicans on the border are 'psychologically traumatized'

As President Trump prepares to crack down on immigration and deport thousands, Mexicans on the border are preparing for life to get a lot harder. Some say they won't even try to cross.

Brazil goes a little less wild for this year's Carnival

Brazil's economic crisis has forced it to cut back on its iconic Carnival celebrations, which are also becoming less hedonistic.

Amid U.S.-Mexico acrimony, energy might present common ground and opportunity, analysts say

Even as negotiations on NAFTA loom, Mexico should focus on reforming Pemex, economists say.

Can Mexico expect less-hostile days after this week's visit by two Trump secretaries?

The visit by two Trump Cabinet secretaries appeared to have given Mexico’s beleaguered leadership some reason to believe that less-hostile days may be ahead in relations with the US.

Mexico is bracing for long battle with Trump administration, foreign minister tells lawmakers

Mexico is preparing for a long “battle” with the Trump administration, Mexico’s foreign minister reportedly told lawmakers in private comments.

In Guatemala, Trump's Homeland Security chief contradicts new immigration directives

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says his agency will deport migrants to their countries of origin, not Mexico

With Trump's envoys coming, Mexicans are hoping their government will take a harder line against the U.S.

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives for a visit to Mexico, many Mexicans are calling for their government to take a harder line.

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