Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for drug conspiracy convictions by a judge who said their ineptness at their criminal craft and otherwise crimeless background earned them leniency.
Opponents of Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski are calling on him to resign over payments he received a decade ago from a Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America’s biggest graft scandal.
Front-running presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador presented his proposed cabinet if he wins Mexico’s July 1 elections.
Mexico’s central bank is raising its benchmark interest rate a quarter point to 7.25 percent to try to rein in inflation that continues to outpace targets.
Argentine police clashed Thursday with demonstrators protesting reforms to the retirement and pension system.
Scientists say they’ve figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound fell faster than the drag of his body should have allowed.
German automaker Volkswagen says a study into its role during Brazil’s 1964-1985 military dictatorship has concluded that some site security officials in Brazil cooperated with the regime but there was no clear evidence the collaboration was “institutionalized.”
The Argentinian submarine that vanished last month was being chased by a British helicopter and Chilean ship shortly before disappearing, one of the doomed vessel’s sailors told his sister in a “strange” message that was one of the last sent from the sub.
Mariana Sepulveda has been stabbed on the street, detained by police and expelled from her high school — all for being transgender in Paraguay, one of the most sexually conservative countries in Latin America.
An El Salvador court has rejected the appeal of a woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for what she says was a stillbirth.
Venezuela’s cash-strapped government has quickly settled a lawsuit filed by a state-run Chinese company, making good on an unpaid bill and appeasing an important ally that holds billions in the South American country’s debt.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is in hot water over decade-old payments he received as a consultant to a giant Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America’s biggest graft scandal.
Canadian officials are investigating why a human foot washed ashore on the nation’s shoreline on Vancouver Island last week, marking the 13th foot in the last 10 years to do so.
The Senate in Bermuda has voted to end same-sex marriage in the British island territory and allow only domestic partnerships.
Ecuador’s vice president has been sentenced to six years in jail after a court convicted him of accepting bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.
A World Trade Organization conference dampened from the start by criticism from the United States has ended without any substantial agreements.
A Canadian man found guilty of marrying two dozen women says he believed he was entitled to practice polygamy because he wasn’t charged when police investigated the allegations in the 1990s.
A new study says killings of women in Mexico have risen sharply over the last decade during the country’s drug war, more than wiping out two decades of gains when the rate fell by half.
Peruvian prosecutors are seeking the arrest of the leader of a Catholic religious society accused of sexual and psychological abuse against minors.
Another human foot has been found on British Columbia’s coastline.