Colombia’s vice president tried to ease tension by visiting the village where six protesting farmers were killed by police last week.
Villa Lorena in Colombia’s third city of Cali is a unique animal refuge. For two decades, abused animals seized from drug lords or the circus have been sheltered there. But now environmental authorities say the refuge must close.
Colombia is struggling to help the growing number of Venezuelan migrants who fled hunger and violence back home.
City once considered a dangerous place to visit now enjoys welcome developments such as new tram lines and plazas.
Gathering in Brazil seeks to raise awareness and ensure increased funding for diseases affecting a billion people.
Francis wants to stand with victims of corruption, violence and organised crime during his five-day visit to Mexico.
Some of the nearly 8,000 Cuban migrants who were stuck in Costa Rica are closer to their final goal: the US border.
Officials unwilling to negotiate with gangs, even after country recorded highest homicide figures since civil war.
Haitian who say they were deported from Dominican Republic now face uncertain future in border camps.
Marches against corruption amount to the largest social movement to hit Central American country since 2009 coup.