Like with Cuba, US seeks `common ground` with Caracas

 Washington hopes its outreach to Cuba can be a model for Venezuela as it seeks to turn the page on old enmities in Latin America, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.

Days of US `meddling` in Latin America are over: Obama

US President Barack Obama told a forum of Latin American civil society members in Panama on Friday that the days of American meddling in the region were over.

Chile first Latin America country to allow drones

Chile introduced regulations Friday making it the first country in Latin America to officially allow drone flights.

US, Cuba wrap up `constructive` third round of talks

Cuba and the United States said Tuesday they had wrapped up a third round of talks on normalizing relations, but gave few details beyond praising the "constructive" environment.

US, Cuba resume talks amid Venezuela tensions

US and Cuban officials met on Monday in Havana for new talks on restoring diplomatic ties, but their historic rapprochement was marred by tensions over Venezuela.

Colombia to temporarily halt bombing of FARC rebels: President

Colombia will stop bombing raids against Marxist FARC rebels for a month, President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday, a major stride in a peace process aimed at ending Latin America`s longest-running civil war.

Russia, Abu Dhabi in talks on Cuba airport: Report

Russia is seeking backing from Abu Dhabi investors to build a giant airport in Cuba seen as an international gateway to Latin America, a report said Wednesday.

US concerned about `violent silencing` in Cuba

The top US diplomat for Latin America expressed concern Monday about the "violent silencing" of dissidents in Cuba, days before the resumption of US-Cuba talks.

US, Latin America worry over Venezuela tensions

The United States and Latin American nations voiced concerns Friday over political tensions in Venezuela after the socialist government arrested the opposition mayor of Caracas in an alleged coup plot.

No plans for military bases in Latin America: Russia

 Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov said Sunday that Moscow has no plans to establish military bases in Latin America, although it is studying the possibility of creating "resupply and technical support points" in some countries of the region.

Guatemala mother and her three kids shot dead in home

 A mother and her three daughters were shot dead in their Guatemala City home, authorities said Saturday.

Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

Cuban leader Fidel Castro has broken his silence on a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana, implicitly endorsing it even as he expressed an abiding distrust of his old foe.

Crisis-hit Venezuela bars ex-presidents from talks with opposition

Venezuela, which has accused a pair of Latin American ex-presidents of trying to spark a coup, on Sunday denied them permission to speak to jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Pope Francis to travel to Latin America

Francis, the first pontiff from Latin America, will return to the region in July when he visits Bolivia, President Evo Morales said, adding that Paraguay and Ecuador are also on the pope's itinerary.

Charlie Hebdo`s new cover of  Prophet Muhammad ​draws Muslim ire
Charlie Hebdo`s new cover of Prophet Muhammad ​draws Muslim ire

Charlie Hebdo`s new cover of a crying  Prophet Muhammad  above the slogan "All is Forgiven" was reproduced by media around the world Tuesday -- but some Muslims saw it as blasphemy.

China pushes for bigger Latin America, Caribbean role

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to increase cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean Thursday as he opened a forum in Beijing with leaders from 30 countries in the region.

Peru comes up with new campaign to end eve-teasing

Peru comes up with new campaign to end eve-teasing

With coloured undies, potatoes, LatAm readies for 2015

 Put on your yellow underwear, toss your potatoes under the bed and grab your suitcase for a walk around the block: the clock is about to strike midnight on New Year`s Eve in Latin America.

'Cuba-US rapprochement reflects changes in Latin America'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the recent rapprochement between Cuba and the US is a sign of changing times in Latin America.

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.