Politics and Security

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.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 06:44
Riek Machar signed a peace deal designed to end one of Africa's worst conflicts, but he says U.S. neglect could unravel it.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 06:30
The governor of a province in central Burundi says more than 100 men have been arrested in two days by security forces trying to prevent men from being recruited to fight the government.
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 06:29
A lengthy independent report released this week in Mexico proves the 43 students who were disappeared by police last year and sparked a global outcry for justice could not have been incinerated in a pyre as the government claims.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 06:18
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro extended his government’s closing of the vast border with Colombia, saying he was deploying 3,000 more troops to border towns to fight the smuggling he blames for Venezuela’s economic crisis.
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 07:37
Bolivia’s ruling party will seek to change the constitution to allow President Evo Morales to seek another five years in office when his term ends in 2020.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 06:17
There was, in fact, no crisis requiring these extraordinary measures along the border, where Colombians and Venezuelans have coexisted amicably through good times and bad. The whole thing was phony, a crisis manufactured by an increasingly unpopular president who is desperate to shore up support for his party ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for December.