Politics and Security

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 05:05
After an entire week in which Haiti had no President, the country’s lawmakers held a special session that dragged on for twelve hours and ended, early Sunday morning, with sixty-two-year-old Jocelerme Privert, a former Senate leader and opponent of former President Michel Martelly, being chosen to fill the role on an interim basis.
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 05:11
Those who are pushing for Ms Rousseff’s impeachment concede privately that they are unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority needed in the lower house to send the motion to the Senate. But they plan to drag out the proceeding as long as the (vague) legal deadlines permit. That will accomplish their goal of undermining the president.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 09:01
Fifteen months ago, when 43 rural college students disappeared at the hands of local police and cartel thugs, Iguala became the symbol of Mexico's narco-brutality. Now, federal police are in charge of security, the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party controls city hall - and Mayor Esteban Albarran Mendoza wants to move forward.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 06:27
From an escaped kingpin to the resignation of a popular president, 16 moments to remember from 2015.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 06:37
A former state attorney general whose office is accused of torturing witnesses during a botched investigation into an alleged army massacre was questioned by the Mexican Senate this week.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 06:17
The end may be in sight for Dilma Rousseff's presidency after impeachment proceedings were authorized on Wednesday by the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 06:41
Argentina's newly elected president Mauricio Macri has pledged to implement tough anti-crime measures as soon as he assumes office, but he faces a tough task in reversing the country's slide into insecurity and the spread of organized crime.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:25
Nicaragua has turned back hundreds of Cuban migrants which it accuses of "storming" its border crossing from neighbouring Costa Rica on Sunday.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 06:27
In the future, books about Argentina's economic history in the early 21st Century will have to come with a comprehensive glossary.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:04
Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been arrested in Haiti and taken to the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges, U.S. media reports say.