Tolerance of child sex crimes in Latin America thwarts convictions: Rights group

Latin America must tackle a social tolerance of children being sold for sex work and the growing online sex trade to boost low conviction rates for child sex trafficking, a rights group said.

Experts warn of Chagas disease in US

Chagas disease, a parasitic malady that can cause heart problems and is prevalent mainly in Latin America, has been detected in patients in the southern United States, according to a report.

Ronaldinho abuse reveals soccer racism in Mexico
Ronaldinho abuse reveals soccer racism in Mexico

Mexican football got a boost in September when former Brazil and Barcelona star Ronaldinho, a two-time FIFA player of the year, joined modest local club Queretaro.

Fleeing war, Syrians find refuge in Latin America

Forced to flee the war raging in his native Syria, 22-year-old Hussein Al Fleig Al Ali first tried neighboring Lebanon before discovering he had more opportunity in far-away Uruguay.

Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Greenhouse emissions in Latin America doubles

Greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activity in Latin America doubled in the past 50 years and will continue to worsen if nothing is done to reverse the trend, a UN agency has said.

BrahMos missile can be exported to friendly nations

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s vision to export defence hardware, supersonic cruise missile manufacturer BrahMos Aerospace has said that South-East Asian and Latin American countries have shown interest in acquiring the 290-km range weapon system and it is possible to export the missile to certain friendly nations.

Japan PM leaves for Latin America, Caribbean

Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left on a five-nation tour of Latin America and the Caribbean that will reportedly see a major Japanese bank extend a USD 500 million oil exploration loan to Brazil.

Missing American`s body found in bags in Mexico

The body of a missing American on a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the US to Latin America has been found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico, media reports said Saturday.

Putin visits Cuba on tour to rekindle Latin America ties

President Vladimir Putin visited Russia`s Cold War ally Cuba on Friday, launching a tour that will see him cozy up to Latin America amid newly frayed relations with the West.

"Won`t cheer for you, Argentina," say some Latin Americans

Though Argentina carry Latin America`s only hope of lifting the World Cup, many in the region are balking at the prospect of their "insufferable" peer landing the ultimate football triumph.

Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission

Negotiators trying to end Latin America`s oldest civil war agreed to set up a truth commission that addresses the deaths of thousands of people in five decades of conflict.

Colombia elects president in scandal-tainted race

Colombians on Sunday voted in a presidential election characterised by a clash of personalities and relentless mudslinging that have overshadowed differences on how to put an end to a half-century of guerrilla violence.

LatAm foreign ministers kick off Cuba summit

Foreign ministers from 33 Latin American and Caribbean nations have met in the Cuban capital for a summit of Western Hemisphere countries minus the United States and Canada.

New gene a risk factor for type 2 diabetes

First the facts. The number of diabetes patients in India is expected to reach 100 million by 2030, according to the latest Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study. And the number of type 2 diabetics is rapidly increasing in our country.

Latin America minorities face discrimination: UN

Despite a decade of economic growth across most of Latin America, people of African descent throughout the region still face discrimination and earn less, a UN agency has said.

Venezuela decrees holiday in memory of Chavez

The late Hugo Chavez is being honoured with a public holiday in Venezuela, though not everyone is celebrating because the effort to keep the socialist leader`s legacy alive will coincide with elections.

Vice Prez Ansari meets revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

Making the first-ever bilateral visit to communist Cuba by any Indian VVIP, Vice President Hamid Ansari called on revolutionary icon Fidel Castro and had a "very warm and affectionate" meeting with him.

Vice President Ansari leaves for Cuba

Vice President Hamid Ansari Tuesday left here for the first ever bilateral visit to Cuba by a top Indian leader after a "landmark" tour of Peru during which four agreements were signed.

Vice President Hamid Ansari arrives in Peru

Seeking to take India`s ties with resource-rich Latin American countries to a higher plane, Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived in Peru on Sunday.