Mexico’s attorney general, a close ally of President Enrique Peña Nieto, resigned on Monday, handing victory to a broad coalition of social groups that have demanded an autonomous prosecutor.
A shootout in northern Mexico left at least 14 people dead Wednesday, according to government officials. It was the latest mass killing amid a sharp resurgence of violence related to [ … ]
All 10 countries with the highest child homicide rates worldwide are in Latin America and the Caribbean, with Honduras topping the list, according to a report released Wednesday by Save [ … ]
The United Nations says the rights of indigenous people as well environmental and human rights in Brazil are under attack.
Mexican police found on Friday the decapitated bodies of five people with apparent signs of torture in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, which has long been ravaged by drug [ … ]
A group of indigenous leaders in northeastern Brazil came under a brutal attack late Sunday by ranchers in a violent escalation of territorial disputes. The attack is the latest in [ … ]
Javier Valdez, an award-winning reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was slain Monday in the northern state of Sinaloa, the latest in a wave of journalist [ … ]
The calls come often now: another body discovered, broken and left in rags, felled by bullets. They surface at daytime, midnight and dawn, the deaths keeping to no clock.
Hundreds of thousands of young girls across Mexico are being driven into relationships and marriages with older men, denying them a childhood and an education, new research reveals.
A Brazilian oil and mining magnate, who was once one of the richest men in the world, has left a notorious prison in Rio de Janeiro for house arrest ahead [ … ]