Migrants

US expands fast-track deportations of migrants

The Trump administration to expand its powers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before court.

US expands fast-track deportations of undocumented migrants

Latin America

Venezuela suffers nationwide blackout in latest power outage

Information Minister says authorities in the process of re-establishing service after first major outage since March.

Venezuela suffers nationwide blackout in latest power outage

Latin America

The 'vicious cycle' driving teen pregnancy in El Salvador

Strict abortion laws, lack of comprehensive sex education and violence contribute to the high level of teen pregnancy.

The 'vicious cycle' driving teen pregnancy in El Salvador

Mexico

Murders in Mexico surge to record in first half of 2019

Mexico recorded 14,603 murders from January to June, versus 13,985 homicides registered in the first six months of 2018.

Murders in Mexico surge to record in first half of 2019

US & Canada

Venezuelan jet 'aggressively shadowed' US military plane: US

Pentagon says its aircraft was in international airspace and the Venezuelan action endangered the safety of the crew.

Venezuelan jet 'aggressively shadowed' US military plane: US

Latin America

Mexico says US noted 'significant advances' in curbing migration

Mike Pompeo meets Mexican counterpart before July 22 deadline on deal that removed tariff threats on Mexico's exports.

Mexico says US noted 'significant advances' in curbing migration

Latin America

Nicaragua anniversary: The regrets of ex-revolutionaries

Political repression has worsened since mass protests began last year and many have fled to Costa Rica.

Latin America

Puerto Rico protesters continue to demand governor's resignation

Protesters demand Ricardo Rossello steps down over leaked chats insulting women, political opponents and hurricane victims.

Latin America

Nicaragua revolution: Divisions continue after 40 years

President and former rebel, Daniel Ortega, called for a divided nation to come together, but people are sceptical.

Latin America

Rebuilding continues in Puerto Rico 2 years after hurricane Maria

The hurricane in 2017 affected 35,000 people on the far southeast corner of the island.

Latin America

Puerto Rico's governor vows to remain in power amid protests

Thousands of people in Puerto Rico marched for another day in San Juan, demanding the governor resign.

Argentina

Argentina designates Hezbollah "terrorist" organisation

Argentina has accused top Iranian officials and a Hezbollah operative of being behind the AMIA attack in 1994.

Latin America

El Salvador judge expands 1981 El Mozote massacre case

Judge adds three additional charges to case against military officers accused of carrying out massacre of nearly 1,000.

El Salvador judge expands 1981 El Mozote massacre case

AJ Impact

Argentina freezes Hezbollah assets, 25 years after AMIA attack

Argentina puts financial sanctions on members of Lebanese Islamist group and brands it a 'terrorist' organisation.

Argentina freezes Hezbollah assets, 25 years after AMIA attack

AJ Impact

Accelerating deforestation in Brazil endangers EU trade deal

Threats to Amazon rainforest jeopardise European economic accord with Mercosur, which includes ecological commitments.

Accelerating deforestation in Brazil endangers EU trade deal