Latin America

Powerful Honduran Businessman Accused of Money Laundering

One of Honduras' most powerful businessmen and two of his family members have been indicted in the United States for allegedly laundering money for drug traffickers.

Chavez Disciples Maduros and Cabello Are on a Collision Course

With the Venezuela's deepest-ever depression pushing President Nicolas Maduros popularity to a record low, Diosdado Cabello, president of the Congress, has acted in public as the loyal deputy, performing gritty tasks in the most difficult moments and places.

Ann and John Bender

Ann Bender's Story has Been Told on CBS and CNN. Carlton Fields Attorneys Win Her Acquittal for Murdering Husband

By Celia Ampel |

Sonia Escobio O'Donnell of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt helped win an acquittal of an American woman accused of murdering her husband in Costa Rica.

Which Will Work? Court Chooses New York Version Over Argentina

By Celia Ampel |

The Third District Court of Appeal calls for better definitions in Florida probate law in a dispute over wills made in New York and Argentina.

Robert F. Kohlman

Attorney Seeks to Revive Defamation Suit Against Venezuela Company

By Celia Ampel |

Robert Kohlman wants to revive a defamation suit for his client, who he says was the target of an attempt "to muzzle a free press."

Report: 64,000 People Fled Puerto Rico Last Year Amid Crisis

By Danica Coto |

A record 64,000 Puerto Ricans left the island last year for the U.S. mainland, the highest number in the past decade, officials said.

US Frees Moroccan Prisoner Held Over 13 Years at Guantanamo

By Ben Fox |

Another Guantanamo Bay prisoner has been released as part of the drawn-out U.S. effort to wind down and eventually close the detention center at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said.

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela Extends Monthlong Border Crackdown to 3rd State

President Nicolas Maduro has closed the last remaining bridge connecting Venezuela with Colombia as he extends a monthlong crackdown on smuggling along the border that is fueling tensions between the two neighbors.

Puerto Rico Is Still in Hot Water With $72 Billion in Debt

By Charles M. Tatelbaum |

A proposal to address Puerto Rico's debt burden lacks one big thing -- authority to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, writes attorney Charles M. Tatelbaum.

Pope Francis

As Pope Set to Visit, Church Has Boosted Social Work in Cuba

When Pope Francis arrives in Havana on Sept. 19, he'll find his church ministering to more Cubans than at any time since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power.

Joseph DeMaria

One Lawyer's Take: American Courts not the Place for Spats Between Foreigners. Judge Agrees in This Case

By Celia Ampel |

A Miami-Dade Circuit judge dismissed a defamation case against Venezuelan businessmen on jurisdictional grounds.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Abbott To Establish Energy Task Force Between Texas and Mexico

By Angela Neville |

During his recent visit to Mexico, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Texas and Mexico's intent to establish an energy task force, which will foster discussions on energy reform as developments in the energy industry proliferate at home and across the border.

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela Expands Anti-Smuggling Crackdown With New Closure

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has expanded an anti-smuggling offensive along the country's frontier with Colombia and ordered the closure of the main border crossing in the country's biggest state.