Mexico

Ex-Mexico president was 'bribed' by drug lord Guzman: Witness

Guzman associate alleges captured fugitive drug lord paid former leader Enrique Pena Nieto $100m.

Honduras

'We live in a crisis in Honduras': New US-bound caravan forms

Over 1,000 Hondurans set off for US border, calling on Trump to give them asylum after fleeing 'crisis' at home.

Latin America

Migrant caravan: Many struggling to cross into US

US authorities say nearly 3,000 people have now crossed in illegally and are being held in custody.

Gang violence

Mexico death toll in two days of 'gang violence' reaches 29

Five alleged assailants killed during an attack on a military patrol in northern Mexico, official says.

Mexico death toll in two days of 'gang violence' reaches 29

Donald Trump

Trump threatens to declare emergency on border visit

President heads to southern border on 20th day of shutdown to make case for multibillion-dollar wall Democrats oppose.

Latin America

Central American migrants watch Trump's televised speech

The main reaction was indignation, as he doubled down on his depiction of them as prospective criminals.

Brazil

Latin America in 2019: Stories to watch

As controversial new leaders find their feet and crises continue, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2019: Stories to watch

Latin America

Fuel shortages in Mexico after government crackdown on fuel theft

The Mexican government says the disruption will continue as it seeks new ways to beat criminal gangs.

United States

As Trump wages political war over border, activists fight back

Humanitarians say Trump's crackdown creates hostile environment for their work and refugees, migrants crossing border.

As Trump wages political war over border, activists fight back

Inside Story

Will Donald Trump build the wall or hit a wall?

US president has threatened years of government shutdown if Congress doesn't approve money for his border wall.

Venezuela

Lima Group won't recognise new Maduro government in Venezuela

The rebuke comes as President Nicolas Maduro is due to start a second term, following a controversial election.

Lima Group won't recognise new Maduro government in Venezuela

Mexico

Temple to pre-Hispanic 'Flayed God' unearthed in Mexico

Xipe Totec was worshipped in a ceremony called Tlacaxipehualiztli, which means 'to wear the skin of the flayed one'.

Temple to pre-Hispanic 'Flayed God' unearthed in Mexico

United States

US agents fire tear gas at asylum seekers across Mexico border

US border patrol fired tear gas at asylum seekers including children, but later said it was targeting 'rock throwers'.

Latin America

For asylum seekers, wait continues on US-Mexico border

Many asylum seekers have been assigned numbers and are waiting for their turn to speak with authorities at the border.

United States

Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he will seal border

Donald Trump said the alternative to funding his controversial wall project would be total separation from Mexico.