TV star, ex-first lady contest Guatemala poll

After corruption protests topple a president, Guatemalans are looking for change Voters in Guatemala will choose a new president Sunday, and the vote comes at a turning point in the Central American nation's...

An explainer: Colombia’s armed groups

As a peace deal with the FARC nears, pressure is rising on other armed groups Colombia has suffered decades of civil conflicts, claiming more than 220,000 lives since the 1960s. Drug-fueled violence has...

Is Pope Francis a radical?

The pope has changed the Catholic Church's tone, if not its doctrine. He's been variously described as “the great reformer,” the “most interesting man in the world,” and most provocatively,  a...

Twice-fired Venezuelan journalist fights on

“Once the government knows you who are…they never forget it.” Being an opposition journalist in Venezuela under former president Hugo Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro has never been easy. But...

Social media fuels Latin America gay rights movement

It can no longer be denied. Latin America, at least in the most urbanized and populated areas, is coming out. Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay as well as some states in Mexico have already legalized gay marriage....