Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil say previous exposure to dengue, another mosquito-borne virus, may exacerbate the potency of infection.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights blames its financial troubles on the reluctance of governments to fund work that exposes abuse. Some governments say the commission has become too political.
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When the quake rolled through on April 16, Ecuador was in the throes of a major financial crisis, in part, due to plummeting oil prices and growing national debt.
Four days after the quake, the government of President Rafael Correa said rescue efforts will now be focused on the search for corpses.
The Ecuadorian security ministry also said there are at least 2,068 injured after the worst earthquake to hit the country in decades.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast and caused devastation in populated coastal regions, leaving an unknown number of people still trapped in ruins.
Argentina’s President Macri, a businessman linked to a previous scandal that involved Mexico’s President Peña Nieto, and a slew of Brazilian politicians, stand out among the Latin Americans named in the massive leak.
While talks continue with the FARC, Colombia and its smaller rebel force ELN announced Wednesday they will also begin formal peace negotiations.
While Ecuador champions Julian Assange's right to free speech, Francisco Endara Daza is on the run from an 18-month jail sentence because he clapped his hands — and he claims he didn't even do that.
Here’s what the region’s governments are doing about the the mosquito-borne virus as it spreads rapidly through the Americas, amid evidence suggesting it is linked to abnormal births Brazil.
The World Health Organization says that the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to abnormal births in Brazil, will likely spread to all countries in the continent except Canada and Chile. The US has yet to report a homegrown case of Zika.
After months of being trapped in limbo, a first group of 180 Cuban migrants left Costa Rica to continue their journey with the hope of settle in the United States.
The Mexican navy has picked up dozens of Cuban migrants from makeshift boast in the last six months, as preparations continue to airlift thousands of Cubans out of Costa Rica where they have been stranded since November.
By Andrea Noel
A new right wing president in Argentina and the gathering force of the opposition in Venezuela has left the longtime dominance of leftist governments in Latin America looking shaky.
Thousands of Cuban migrants heading for the United States have been stranded in Costa Rica since Nicaragua closed its border to them in mid-November and other regional governments have rejected proposals to provide them with safe passage north.
An investigation by the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab found the shadowy ring operating in Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil, with researchers saying the evidence suggests it is state sponsored.
By Simeon Tegel
Violent protests greeted a constitutional amendment that will force President Rafael Correa to sit out the 2017 election but could allow the charismatic leftist to resume his grip on power indefinitely from 2021.
The migrants were following the increasingly popular route of flying from Cuba to Ecuador and then travelling north by land to the US border, but their way has been blocked by Nicaragua refusing to let them through.
By Eva Hershaw
A key Chevron witness admitted to lying in a racketeering and fraud suit against attorney Steven Donziger, so the lawyer and his legal team are asking that the federal court judgement be thrown out.
By Eva Hershaw
The witness, a former Ecuadorean judge, claimed that lawyers representing residents of the Amazon harmed by the oil company's contamination paid him to ghostwrite a court judgement — but he now says that he lied.