Revolutionary icon Fidel Castro turns 86 today. Castro has been out of view for almost two months, not having appeared in any way or published one of his occasional opinion columns in the state press since June 19.
An opposition politician elected in Mexico's July 1 vote and his campaign manager were found shot to death in a truck early Sunday morning in the central state of San Luis Potosi, which has seen a spike in drug gang-related violence in the past week.
A US citizen arrested in Venezuela while entering illegally from Colombia is a former US Marine and is refusing to explain himself under interrogation, President Hugo Chávez said.
Mexico handed Sandra Avila, Mexico's highest-profile woman drug smuggler known as the "Queen of the Pacific," over to United States authorities to face trafficking charges north of the border.
Uruguay's government has sent a bill to Congress that would allow the state to grow and sell marijuana, a move that President Jose Mujica says will cut crime associated with illegal drug trafficking.
Tropical storm Ernesto weakened as it dumped heavy rains over Mexico's southern Yucatan peninsula and headed toward the Gulf of Mexico, where the country's main oil operations are located.
Tropical Storm Ernesto picked up speed in the western Caribbean as it moved toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, dousing Honduras and Belize on its way.
The Spanish politician who was driving a car that crashed in Cuba last month, killing the island's top dissident, was in proceedings to have his license revoked, according to Spain's national traffic authority.
President Dilma Rousseff continues to enjoy high popularity as Brazilian consumers remain largely unfazed by a recent economic slowdown and very optimistic about their country's future, according to a poll released.
Six miners were killed in a coal mine collapse in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila on Friday, an emergency rescue team source said.