Migrants cross the Rio Grande river towards the US in Eagle Pass, Texas

More migrants are attempting to cross into the US via the perilous Rio Grande


A series of recent drownings has brought to light the dangers of migrants trying to cross the Rio Grande as they attempt to flee to the United States.

A farmer cleans a coca crop in Cauca, Colombia, on Jan. 27, 2017.

UN reaches a deal to help rid Colombia of cocaine

Members of Brazil's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community posing for a portrait inside a free residential shelter called CASA 1 or "House 1" in downtown São Paulo on May 16, 2017.

Brazil is accused of stripping away LGBT rights

Some of about 4,000 guns seized by Brazil's Federal Police or delivered by residents during a public disarmament campaign, are pictured before being destroyed in Rio de Janeiro on June 2, 2017.

Gun violence hits all citizens with a heavy financial toll

US Marines raise the American flag at half-staff at the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on Oct. 2, 2017.

US expels Cuban diplomats in the latest threat to US-Cuban relations

Clovis points

How scientists are piecing together the story of ancient Americans


We know that one of the first migrant groups, known as the Clovis people, lived here around 13,000 years ago. Beyond that, however, many details about these early Americans are still hazy.

Members of Israeli and Mexican rescue teams gesture for a minute of silence after retrieving a dead body from a collapsed building after an earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico, on Sept. 21, 2017.

Hundreds of Mexico City buildings may now be uninhabitable


An estimated 40 buildings collapsed in Tuesday’s earthquake, but hundreds more sustained serious damage, leading many residents to evacuate.

Rescue workers search through rubble during a floodlit search for students at Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City on Sept. 20, 2017.

Mexico City rescuers find survivors and fatalities in a collapsed school


Search teams have rushed to find survivors after Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake in central Mexico toppled more than 40 buildings.

A dolphin performs tricks at a recent Six Flags show in Mexico City.

Mexico City is banning dolphin shows, taking a lead on animal rights


A new law will soon prohibit dolphin shows, and therapy sessions and science experiments with the marine species, in Mexico’s capital.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence speaking to reporters after a security briefing at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Aug. 10.

Mike Pence starts Latin America tour clouded by Trump’s military threat against Venezuela


President Donald Trump warned on Friday that he was considering various measures to tackle Venezuela “including a possible military option if necessary.” But Latin American nations are united against US military deployment there.