Hundreds of federal police blocked roads and protested in Mexico City on Wednesday against President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plan to merge them into his new National Guard. The leftist leader is launching the new security force in a bid to fight violent crime fueled by drug trafficking and also curb chronic corruption in the police.
Peru has invited China, Russia, Cuba, Bolivia, Turkey and dozens of other countries to Lima on Aug 6 to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela, Peru's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new President Jair Bolsonaro, who has called for the development of the region.
President Donald Trump, facing renewed criticism from Democrats and activists over his handling of a migrant crisis on the US-Mexico border, said in a Twitter post on Wednesday that immigrants unhappy with conditions at detention centers should be told: “not to come.”
Mexico deported 33% more foreigners month-on-month in June, officials announced on Thursday, after the country agreed to take “unprecedented” steps to reduce migration in order to avoid US President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs.
Day will turn into night on Tuesday afternoon as the sun, moon and Earth align perfectly during the first total solar eclipse since 2017. The eclipse will only be visible across the southern Pacific Ocean and South America, but can be seen anywhere from around the world online through NASA TV.
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said his country bears responsibility for the recent drowning deaths of a father and his toddler daughter who had been attempting to cross into the United States, saying that security and economic hardships he inherited are driving people to make the perilous journey.
A freak hailstorm struck Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, shocking residents and trapping vehicles in a deluge of ice pellets up to 2 meters deep.
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele ratified his country's diplomatic relations with China, almost a year after breaking ties with Taiwan.
Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) ended two days of meetings on Friday without a clear plan for increasing pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, despite a majority vote to recognize a representative from the country's opposition.