02/04/2014 10:04amBrazilian police say heavily armed gunmen barged into a Rio de Janeiro hospital and held up at least 20 patients and staff members.
02/04/2014 10:24amA troubled Haitian orphanage run by a small and apparently well-funded U.S. church has made cosmetic changes in the two months since an Associated Press report exposed squalor and neglect, but has not done enough to address staffing problems and other issues that could put children at risk, according to two people helping the organization improve.
02/04/2014 11:37amMexico's central bank says the amount of money Mexican migrant workers sent home to their families fell by 3.75 percent in 2013, as compared to the previous year.
02/04/2014 11:38amPolice in Rio de Janeiro say at least six people have been killed during shootouts between officers and suspected drug gang members.
02/04/2014 12:11pmCaribbean politicians and renewable power experts gathered Tuesday on British billionaire Richard Branson's private isle to discuss ways of transitioning to clean energy in an effort to spur small island nations to slash their dependence on fossil fuels and prepare for the impacts of climate change.
02/04/2014 12:46pmA Brazilian senator has nominated National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
02/04/2014 4:15pmPower failed in parts of 11 Brazilian states Tuesday, affecting more than 2 million people in a blackout that lasted about 40 minutes.
02/04/2014 4:27pmAn international advocacy group says Haitian police clashed with hundreds of residents in a camp for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake.
02/04/2014 8:08pmPresident Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday that enemies of his government's efforts to make peace with leftist rebels may have been behind reported spying by members of an elite army cyber-unit on the digital communications of government negotiators.