Latin America

Cuban flag hangs in the doorway to the Museo de Arte Colonial.

US Embassy in Havana Marks 'New Chapter'

President Barack Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington

Uber iPhone app.

Government Officials Hint at Possible Win for Uber in Mexico City

Times are tough for Uber in many parts of the world, from a recent California ruling that its drivers cannot be classified as contractors to a Paris taxi protest that became a riot and led France's president to promise a crackdown. But the smartphone-based ride-sharing app may soon get some good news in Mexico City.

Cuba's Popularity Concerns Caribbean Tourism Officials

By Danica Coto |

Caribbean tourism officials are pushing for a partnership with the U.S. government because of concerns that warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba will result in a significant loss of visitors to the rest of the region.

Noriega Asks for Panama's Forgiveness in Jailhouse Interview

By Juan Zamorano and Joshua Goodman |

Former dictator Manuel Noriega broke a long silence to ask his compatriots to forgive actions by his military regime that culminated in the 1989 U.S. invasion.

Review Board Weighs Release of Injured Guantanamo Prisoner

A Libyan prisoner at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with battlefield wounds made his initial appearance before a review board that will decide whether he can be released after 13 years in custody.

Report: Colombia Generala Go Unpunished in Civilian Killings

By Joshua Goodman |

Dozens of senior Colombian army officers implicated in the killing of 3,000 civilians falsely claimed to be rebels a decade ago have risen through the ranks and are escaping punishment for their roles in one of Latin America's worst atrocities, Human Rights Watch said.

Tibisay Lucena

Venezuela Sets Date for Elections After Mounting Pressure

By Hannah Dreier |

Venezuela will hold legislative elections Dec. 6, election officials announced after months of mounting pressure from local opposition groups and international observers.

Mexico Detains 49 Percent More in First 5 Months

While the wave of child and teen migrants has receded at the U.S. border, detentions of Central American minors are up sharply in Mexico this year, the country's National Immigration Institute reported.

Cuban Government Is Expanding Wi-Fi Access, Making It Cheaper

By Michael Weissenstein |

Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online.


Google Search That's Smoking Hot in Dollar-Starved Argentina

Argentines are more obsessed with the dollar than ever.

Close But No Cigar: US-Cuba Wrangle on Embassies 6 Months On

Six months ago, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro stunned the world by announcing an end to their nations' half-century of official hostility. Yet, even as observers say a deal is imminent, the two governments have not taken the important but symbolic step of turning their "interests" offices into formal embassies in Havana and Washington.

As Struggling Professors Flee, Higher Education Suffers in Venezuela

Venezuela has already lost many of its brightest young professionals to better-paying jobs abroad, and now the South American country is also losing the professors who trained them.

Honduras Escapes $205M Award on Lumber Contract

By Celia Ampel |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decides Honduras isn't liable for a $205 million default judgment against a company it created.