Latin America

How an Undocumented Immigrant Became Goldman Sachs Star

Julissa Arce went from selling funnel cakes in Texas to derivatives at Wall Street's most profitable securities firm.

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan Leader Seeks to Rally Poor With Mayor's Arrest

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Appears to Have Chosen his Latest foe Carefully.

Demonstrators with Witness Against Torture, a network of anti-torture activists, stand outside the Supreme Court

Lost Amid Fiery Rhetoric: Progress Toward Closing Guantanamo

Despite the fiery rhetoric over Guantanamo in Congress, President Barack Obama has been making progress toward his goal of closing the detention center, reaching some notable milestones.

Coca-Cola Bottler Suspends Operations in Mexican City

Coca-Cola's largest bottler in Mexico has temporarily suspended operations in the capital of the embattled state of Guerrero following attacks on its workers and its trucks.

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Brazilian Contractor Lands $140M Brickell Building

By Eleazar David Melendez |

The buyers who plunked $140 million for a waterfront Brickell office building are linked to a large Brazilian contractor, public records show.

When Will The Next Round of US-Cuba Talks Be?

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, said that the next three to six months are a key window for progress in the normalization of ties between Cuba and the U.S.

How Venezuela Squandered Its Oil Wealth

Price controls have emptied stores of most goods, while the world's highest inflation has pushed what is available beyond the means of most Venezuelans.

Dangerous Work, Low Pay for Venezuela Bodyguards

Private bodyguards are becoming more common—and increasingly targeted—as Venezuela is hit by an epidemic of crime.

Caribbean's Different Gender Gap: Women Rise, Men Stagnate

When the young woman was preparing to open a business in Jamaica selling pipes, vaporizers and other smoking paraphernalia, some acquaintances suggested she would have difficulty succeeding in a niche trade dominated by men.

Antonio Villamil

What Happened to the Latin American Cash in South Florida Real Estate?

By Samantha Joseph |

Economic adviser Tony Villamil said economic volatility in Latin America is stemming the flow of investors who paid cash for 90 percent of their U.S. deals.

Venezuela, Brazil Leaned Heavily on Secret Swiss Accounts

Venezuela was among the top clients for HSBC's Swiss private banking arm, which helped shield wealthy clients around the world from scrutiny and taxes.

The World Trade Center on Sept. 17, 2001.

Interpreter Issue Stalls 9/11 Case at Guantanamo

A military judge is trying to decide whether the attempt to prosecute five prisoners at Guantanamo Bay for the Sept. 11 attacks can resume after stalling for nearly a year because of the revelation of an apparent FBI investigation into members of one of the defense teams.

Ex-Venezuelan Judge Gets 6-Plus Years in Prison

A former Venezuelan judge, arrested last year by U.S. authorities on the way to a Disney World vacation, was sentenced to prison in a Miami federal court case.