Opposition attacks Maduro over Supreme Court address

The Venezuelan opposition has accused President Nicolas Maduro of violating the constitution by delivering his annual state of the nation address before the Supreme Court.

Colombia, ELN rebels begin exploratory talks

Representatives of the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), the Andean nation’s second-largest rebel group, met Friday in Ecuador to initiate contacts that are meant to lead to formal peace talks.

Colombia’s Santos to Name Retired General as VP

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that his choice to replace departing Vice President German Vargas Lleras is retired Gen. Oscar Naranjo

Venezuela Arrests 3 Opponents Amid Threat of Crackdown

Venezuela jailed three anti-government politicians in what the opposition denounced on Thursday as a new crackdown on dissent in the economically struggling country.

US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

The question now is what will happen when the Cubans arrive in the [Florida] Keys and cross the border?

Venezuela lawmakers: President Maduro 'abandoned his post'

Venezuela's National Assembly, which is controlled by opposition parties, has declared that President Nicolas Maduro has "abandoned his post".

Against our dignity': Mexico vows never to pay for Trump's wall

Enrique Peña Nieto draws battle lines for changed relationship with the US amid fallout from Trump’s tirades

Venezuelan Congress declares Maduro to have abandoned his post

A majority of lawmakers in the chamber feel that Maduro’s exercise of his office is at the margin of the constitutional duties of the presidency and they blame him for the “serious rupture of the constitutional order,”

Chilean senator named presidential candidate of center-left party

Chilean journalist-turned senator Alejandro Guillier accepted the presidential nomination of the center-left Radical Party

Peña Nieto faces unrest in Mexico as gas prices climb and Trump ascends

Amid nationwide marches, highway blockades and looting stemming from widespread outrage over an increase in gas prices, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico went on national television to appeal for understanding.

Bolivia’s president chafes against term limits

Despite water shortages and a slowing economy, his supporters want to keep him in office indefinitely

Maduro names controversial vice president — and potential successor

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday appointed Tareck El Aissami, the controversial former minister of interior and the governor of Aragua state, as his new vice president.

Paraguay, Bolivia eye inter-oceanic railway project

The railway running from the Bolivian city of Robore to the Paraguayan town of Carmelo Peralta would give Paraguay access to the Pacific Ocean via Peru

Race to replace Ecuador’s Correa begins amid corruption scandal

Ecuador kicked off its presidential campaign Tuesday amid a looming economic crisis, a lingering corruption scandal and a thirst for change

Hungry Venezuelans flood Brazilian towns, as threat of mass migration looms

Survival for Venezuelans is becoming a matter of flight. About 10,000 Venezuelans are streaming into Brazil every month in search of food and medicine

FARC rebels celebrate 1st New Year in peace

“Instead of a rifle in my hands, I want to carry a flower,” sang the guerrillas of the FARC’s 59th Front at dawn on Jan. 1, celebrating their first New Year at peace

Porous US Mexico border due to millions of dollars in bribes

US border security has been strengthened by fences, drones, and sensors so drug cartels have had to change their strategy: “It makes sense for cartels to try to corrupt border interdiction agents”

Ex-Chavez challenger Manuel Rosales released

Manuel Rosales, former governor of Zulia state, and five activists freed amid Vatican-mediated political dialogue.

Colombia approves amnesty agreed in Farc peace deal

The Colombian Congress has approved a law offering amnesty to some of those accused of minor crimes in the country's decades-long civil conflict.

Venezuela military trafficking food as country goes hungry

With much of the oil country on the verge of starvation and malnourished children dying in pediatric wards, food trafficking has become big business in Venezuela.

Cristina Fernández indicted again on corruption charges

The corruption allegations swirling around Mrs. Kirchner and her circle have provoked resentment among a public still smarting from the recession.

Colombia approves amnesty agreed in Farc peace deal

The Colombian Congress has approved a law offering amnesty to some of those accused of minor crimes in the country's decades-long civil conflict.

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