The Venezuelan oil refinery whose explosions killed 42 people suffers mismanagement, delays in major maintenance and underinvestment, according to analysts and an engineering firm's recent report.
An explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela, killing 39 people, including a 10-year-old boy, a Venezuelan official said Saturday.
A religious cult in a Mexican town is destroying "evil" secular schools. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Authorities are negotiating with a religious cult in southwestern Mexico, trying to persuade leaders to allow public schools to operate in the isolated community, state media reported.
Mexican Economy Secretary Bruno Ferrari discusses robust growth amid an economic slowdown.
Telephones are ringing off the hook at this office in Mexico's capital, where a group of well-known activists are planning the final details of a protest on the other side of the Mexico-U.S. border.
A Mexican presidential candidate taps a Colombian general as drug war adviser.
One of the most high-profile women accused of connections with Mexico's drug trade was extradited to the United States Thursday, officials said.
Mexican authorities found an abandoned van containing 14 bodies along a highway in the central city San Luis Potosi Thursday.
Mexican authorities accused four top military officials of connections with organized crime in a high-profile case that has renewed debate over the role of government troops in the drug war.
The face of Argentina's most famous first lady is part of a new design for the country's currency.
Friends, family members and fellow dissidents on Tuesday buried Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, a prominent critic of Cuba's socialist government.
The president of Colombia says its "unlikely" leftist rebels shot down an air force plane. Journalist Toby Muse reports.
Christiane Amanpour asks if Enrique Peña Nieto can save Mexico.
The runner-up in Mexico's presidential election announced Thursday that he was filing a legal challenge to invalidate the vote.
Mexico's frontal assault against drug cartels has been "largely ineffective" and in some instances counterproductive to reducing violence, a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee report concludes.
In the nineties a certain joke became very popular in the streets and homes of Cuba. It began with Pepito -- the mischievous boy of our national humor -- and told how his teacher, brandishing a photo of the U.S. president, launches into a harsh diatribe against him.
Mexican officials say Pena Nieto is not official president until the country's electoral tribunal ratifies the results.
More than a week after Mexico's presidential election, the candidate who authorities describe as the runner-up said a partial recount was not enough to erase his doubts about the vote.
Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto called for a "new debate" on the drug war and said the United States must play an important role in that discussion.
An official tally of Mexico's presidential election returns -- including individual recounts for more than half the ballots -- confirmed Enrique Peña Nieto as the winner of the election.
The executive secretary of Mexico's Federal Election Institute said Wednesday that 54.5% of the ballot boxes from last weekend's presidential election will be opened and the individual ballots inside will be recounted.
The leader of Mexico's leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced Tuesday that he has asked Mexico's Federal Election Institute for a recount of the ballots cast in Sunday's presidential election.
Hours after Mexico's presumed president-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, said it was time for his country to leave behind the political rancor of campaign season, his closest opponent in the polls refused to concede and said the vote had been "plagued by irregularities."
CNN's Becky Anderson talks with Miguel Marquez about what the election of Enrique Peña Nieto could mean for Mexico.
On both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, key questions are lingering after Mexico's presidential vote.
Enrique Peña Nieto, the man election authorities project will be Mexico's next president, was the governor of Mexico's most populous state. His wife is a well-known television star.
According to election officials, Enrique Peña Nieto is the projected winner of Mexico's presidential election.
Enrique Peña Nieto is the projected winner of Mexico's presidential election, according to a quick count by election officials.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation Thursday in a narrow 5-4 ruling that Obama says will provide up to 30 million additional Americans with health care.
Hours before the end of Mexico's presidential campaign period Wednesday night, the ruling party's candidate made an unexpected proposal before a crowd of cheering supporters.
They sport purple hair and piercings, plaid shirts and plastic aviator glasses. A guy with dreadlocks totes a bongo drum.
While Mexico's drug wars have ravaged some regions and claimed thousands of lives, most of the country's tourist sites have remained relatively unscathed.
Carlos Coria-Sanchez remembers the frantic phone calls and the fear in his family members' voices. His nephew had been kidnapped just outside Mexico City. Men wearing police uniforms held him hostage, robbed him and released him five hours later.
CNN's Miguel Marquez reports Mexico is a bright spot in an otherwise dreary world economy.
Bolivian government officials held an all-night meeting with mutinous police officers in an effort to end a six-day mutiny that some say threatens the country's stability.
CNN's Miguel Marquez reports on the homestretch for Mexican presidential candidates and the ugliness of the fight.
Dealing with deep drug war wounds is a top issue on Mexico's presidential campaign trail, but the election results could have an impact on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border.
CNN's Nick Valencia on the controversial former president of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, who has been impeached.
Paraguay's president involved in paternity scandals that go back to when he was a Catholic bishop. Rafael Romo reports.
Fidel Castro has never been accused of wanting for opinions, but the former Cuban leader's Tuesday commentary stumped many of his fellow citizens.
Cuba's government Friday disputed claims made by the attorney for imprisoned State Department contractor Alan Gross that his client's health is declining rapidly in a Cuban jail.
Thirty years after hundreds died in a fight over the disputed Falkland Islands, the Argentine president on Thursday urged Britain to once again try to resolve the conflict -- this time, at the negotiating table.
As his case meanders through the Bolivian justice system, an American businessman imprisoned there for a year without formal charges is finding support from a leading human rights advocate in the U.S. Congress.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the arrest and disappearance of a Cuban dissident after he testified before Congress.
The United States has a strong national interest in economic, political and civil stability in Mexico. Its war against transnational drug cartels has dramatically highlighted Mexico's problems, but the truth is that the nation has had deep, unsolved, structural problems in its economy and an opaque international financial system for decades.
Protesters marched and packed the main square of Mexico City on Sunday, slamming the candidate widely seen as the front-runner in next month's presidential elections.
Authorities found the mutilated remains of 14 people inside a truck parked in front of a city government office in northern Mexico Thursday, according to the Attorney General of the State of Tamaulipas .
Children ask Mexican candidates some tough questions in a new viral video. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Increased militarization in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala has created more insecurity, especially for women, a report spearheaded by two Nobel laureates found.
Authorities were investigating Monday after at least 11 people were killed when gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation center in northern Mexico, state media reported.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, dogged by widespread speculation about his health, appeared chipper and energetic in a television appearance over the weekend.
Pepsico subsidiary in Mexico is targeted for the sixth time in a week. Rafael Romo reports.
A Sabritas employee was in a Mexican hospital Friday with injuries sustained when his company vehicle was set afire Thursday night in the latest of a string of such attacks, a company spokeswoman said.
Products like Ruffles, Doritos and Cheetos may be among the latest targets of cartel violence in Mexico.
The demonstrators have no clear leader. Many say Twitter posts and Facebook groups brought them to the streets of Mexico's capital and cities around the country.
Ten Colombian soldiers were killed in a rebel attack Monday, the country's defense ministry said.
A Mexican congressional candidate appears topless on campaign billboards. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Mexico's military, the heavy lifter in the country's battle against drug cartels, is under scrutiny following the detention of four high-ranking officers who are being questioned for alleged ties to those same gangs.
Mexican authorities are asking for DNA samples from families of missing persons nationwide in their efforts to identify 49 decapitated bodies, an official said Wednesday.
Mexican authorities found dozens of decapitated bodies along a highway. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
The 49 decapitated bodies authorities found on a roadside in northern Mexico over the weekend were likely the result of a fierce feud between rival drug cartels, a top Mexican official said Monday.
Colombia's FARC rebel group releases 10 hostages held for more than a decade. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Mexican authorities found at least 49 decapitated and dismembered bodies along a highway in a northern border state Sunday morning, officials said.
Chilean officials are asking fishermen to help save birds caught in nets after thousands of dead fowl appeared along coastal Chile this week.
Lawmakers in Argentina have approved a gender identity law that allows individuals to be recognized in official documents by the gender they choose.
The number of Mexican security firms triples as violence grows. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Twitter has been adopted by politicians and supporters alike, but recent controversies in Argentina and Mexico question whether some groups have crossed a line.
Hugo Chavez's secrecy about his cancer is leaving many in Venezuela on edge. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
It started with an unscheduled phone call to an evening TV show.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling cancer. Health problems began to pop up for him a year ago. Here are some key dates, according to government statements, local media accounts and CNN reporting:
Colombia's president renewed calls for rebels to release a French journalist "as soon as possible" Monday as online statements purportedly from leftist guerrillas provided details about his capture.
CNN's Dan Rivers looks at the history of the Falklands War on the 30th anniversary of the conflict.
Britain and international Olympic officials are taking issue with an advertisement claiming Argentina has sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
A French journalist reporting alongside soldiers is missing in Colombia after a leftist rebel group attacked their unit, killing four people and injuring six, officials said Sunday.
Mexican authorities have opened an investigation into permits issued to Wal-Mart in light of allegations that the retail giant bribed officials in Mexico to speed up store construction.
Two veteran senators complained Wednesday that military officials might have been slow to react to an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia and have not been forthcoming with Congress in reporting what happened.
A federal appeals court in Atlanta announced that it will wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Arizona's law.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on two Secret Service agents who resigned because of the Colombia prostitution scandal.
An ex-judge accusing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of manipulating court rulings is a fugitive who "sold his soul to the devil" when he agreed to talk with U.S. investigators, the nation's foreign minister said Thursday.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino says the sex scandal has embarrassed the agency and agents' family members.
The Argentine government's decision to reclaim what was once its state-owned oil company through expropriation is straining diplomatic relations with Spain, where the news was met with objections.
A strong earthquake struck coastal Chile near the port city of Valparaiso late Monday, causing mudslides and some minor damage, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
A strong earthquake strikes Chile, causing minor damage. CNN's Jose Manuel reports.
Argentina is to renationalise YPF, its biggest oil company, ousting the Spanish group Repsol as majority shareholder and prompting a furious row with Madrid.
A short video that has gone viral in Mexico asks a tough question of the country's presidential candidates: "Are you striving only for the (presidential) chair, or will you change the future of our country?"
A Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela has been freed, Venezuela's minister for justice and the interior said Tuesday.
Authorities are investigating the kidnapping of a Costa Rican diplomat in Venezuela, officials said Monday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said in a Twitter post Wednesday night that he was heading back to his country after a round of radiation treatment in Cuba.
FARC releases 10 Colombian hostages who were held for many years in captivity. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
President Barack Obama and the visiting leaders of Mexico and Canada on Monday pledged joint efforts to combat drug cartels in Mexico and expand international trade, including support for Canada and Mexico joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Six Nobel Peace Prize laureates have urged Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron to hold talks with Argentina on the future of the Falkland Islands.
Thousands of Catholics greet Pope Benedict XVI in an open air Mass in central Mexico.
The Mexican government is spending millions of dollars to welcome the pope. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
On the campaign trail, Otto Perez Molina vowed to rule his country with an iron fist.
Cuba President Raul Castro removed two longtime government leaders loyal to his brother Fidel and promoted younger technocrats, according to state-run media and a U.S. analyst.
Mexican officials were assessing damage Wednesday, a day after a strong earthquake left homes in ruins and rattled residents hundreds of miles away from the epicenter.