Latin America

Am Law Trio Leads on Chiquita's Sale to Brazilian Buyers

By Wenxiong Zhang |

Chiquita Brands International on Monday accepted a $682 million cash offer from two Brazilian bidders—orange juice producer Cutrale Group and holding company Safra Group—three days after its own shareholders voted down a planned inversion deal with Irish rival Fyffe plc.

Challenges Face Brazil President After Reelection

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was reelected by the narrowest margin in three decades, handing her left-leaning Workers' Party its weakest mandate as it confronts some of the country's biggest challenges in years.

Guantanamo Prisoners in Protest Over Women Guards

By Ben Fox |

Some prisoners in the highest-security unit at Guantánamo Bay are refusing to meet with their lawyers to protest what they consider the religiously offensive use of female guards to move them around the U.S. base in Cuba.

Panama Suspends High Court Judge for Corruption

Alejandro Moncada has for weeks been battling accusations he profited from his ties to the former conservative leader after documents emerged showing he paid mostly in cash for two luxury apartments valued at over $1.7 million.

Venezuela is Jubilant Over UN Security Council Win

The South America nation is celebrating its new seat on the United Nations' most powerful body as a global ratification of the country's socialist revolution.

Long Neglected, Disabled Make Gains in Caribbean

Jamaica last week passed a watershed law that will prohibit workplace discrimination and create a special tribunal to rule on complaints made by disabled citizens. The adoption of the law follows similar actions taken in Bahamas and Guyana.

Alleged Capo Kills Self to Thwart Mexican Forces

The alleged leader of a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 college students killed himself during a confrontation with Mexican security forces Tuesday, a day after protesters demanding a probe into the students' whereabouts burned government buildings.

U.S. General: Island Vacation Season Spawns Ebola Fears

The coming winter vacation season is raising worries about the potential for Ebola cases in Caribbean and Central American countries, the top U.S. military commander in South America says.

Juan Manuel Santos

Bodyguard Scandal a Threat to Peace in Colombia

President Juan Manuel Santos has promised leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that it will protect them and their fighters once they've laid down their weapons.

Manuel Noriega is suing for using his image without permission in the

Giuliani to Argue Activision's Case Versus Noriega

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will argue a case against Activision filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against the "Call of Duty" franchise, the video game maker said Thursday.

Gunshots Sowed Panic Before Killings in Mexico

Federal officials say they still have no explanation for the Sept. 26 violence that killed six, wounded at least 25 and left many missing.

New Mexico Immigration Lockup Draws Criticism

Officials say that the facility, billed as a temporary place to house women and children from Central America who were among a wave of immigrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally this year, could remain open until next summer.

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

Obama Goal of Gitmo Closure Is Stalled at Pentagon

The slow pace is the result of the law that gives Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel—not the commander in chief—the final authority to transfer any of the 149 terror suspects being held at Guantánamo. Pentagon officials say they must carefully consider the risks before signing off, given that others have returned to terrorism.