Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez ended a weeklong silence after his latest cancer treatment with a call to state television, singing a folk song and vowing to deepen his self-styled socialist "revolution."
An oil spill was discovered off Brazil's coast near the country's Espirito Santo state, Brazil's Navy said the latest in a series of spills that have raised questions about the safety of a massive expansion of the country's oil production capacity.
At least 30 people were injured today in Sao Paulo when two subway trains crashed, the Fire Department reported. Rescue efforts said in Brazil's industrial capital, said none of the injured were in serious condition.
Protesting Chilean students marched again in the streets of Santiago de Chile to demand free education and deep reforms in the country’s schooling system. The demonstration ended up with a clash between hooded protesters and the police.
Cuban President Raúl Castro's daughter is scheduled to visit California next week to speak at a conference of experts on Latin America during a rare US trip by a member of Cuba's ruling family.
In a rare attack in the Colombian capital Bogotá, a bomb targeting a former interior minister killed his driver and a police officer, President Juan Manuel Santos said.
The Brazilian government agreed to solve the trade barriers currently banning Argentine medication, shrimp, citrus and grape products from entering their country in less than a 120 days.
Carlos Fuentes, one of Latin America's most eloquent and widely read authors and a fierce critic of governments, has died after a literary career spanning more than five decades. He was 83.
A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the border area straddling southern Peru and northern Chile early today, but there were no reports of damage, the Andean neighbors' national emergency offices said.
Suspected drug gang killers dumped 49 headless bodies on a highway near Mexico's northern city of Monterrey in one of the country's worst atrocities in recent years.