09/24/2013 11:08amSyrians who want to leave their conflict-wracked nation and travel to Brazil will be granted special visas to travel to Latin America's biggest country, the government said Tuesday.
09/24/2013 12:36pmMove over, Mexico City, a think tank study says the country's most damaging air pollution is in the border city of Mexicali.
09/24/2013 1:38pmCuba has approved tax exemption rules for a special commercial zone at a massive port under construction west of Havana, in hopes of luring more foreign investment as the country tries to lift its economy with a series of reforms.
09/24/2013 3:25pmFor many a teenage girl in Latin America, a "quinceanera" party is a cherished rite of passage, a traditional coming-out celebration for 15-year-olds.
09/24/2013 3:45pmU.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the United States should follow Puerto Rico's lead when it comes to maternity leave laws.
09/24/2013 4:05pmAuthorities in Puerto Rico say 21 prison inmates and 30 other people have been charged with participating in an identity theft and drug-trafficking ring.
09/24/2013 4:59pmThe National Lawyers Guild and other groups have filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the U.S. government in a case involving Puerto Ricans living on the island of Vieques, which was once used as a bombing range.
09/24/2013 6:56pmLawmakers on Tuesday debated a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use by adults in Jamaica, where many islanders are expressing weariness with current drug policy.
09/24/2013 7:19pmMexican authorities say the death toll from last week's floods and mudslides has risen to 130, after eight more bodies were found buried in a landslide.
09/24/2013 7:32pmPeru has displaced Colombia as the world's leading producer of coca leaf, although it succeeded for the first time in seven years in cutting output of the illicit plant used to make cocaine, the United Nations said Tuesday.
09/24/2013 10:06pmThe arrest of four police officers in a case that has unsettled Mexico City is tarnishing the image officials have tried to cultivate of the capital as a safe haven from the violence and police corruption that plague other parts of Mexico.