Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known by his alias Otoniel, is the alleged head of the much-feared Gulf Clan. President Iván Duque likened his arrest to the capture three decades ago of Pablo Escobar.
Years after agreeing to take part in research, families of children with congenital Zika syndrome are feeling abandoned.
Authorities seek the release of the 16 Americans and one Canadian kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend. On Monday, unions and other organizations launched a strike to protest worsening security.
Alex Saab's extradition and the subsequent jailing of six American oil executives in Venezuela are a sign that relations between Washington and Caracas could be upended.
Ni Una Menos, or Not One Less, started out in Argentina as a slogan chanted by thousands protesting the murders of young women. It eventually spawned a women's rights movement across Latin America.
Mexico's most famous ranchera singer remains hospitalized after a fall at his Guadalajara ranch, leaving fans on both sides of the border worried about his fate and the music he made so famous.
Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the world, and rich countries have their fingerprints all over the nation's stunted development.
Of 12 sitting heads of state implicated in the Pandora Papers, most are from low- or middle-income countries. So are many other politicians and elites named in the leaked documents.
The White House sees the loan to support women-owned businesses as a model for the kind of project that the U.S. plans to support to compete with China's Belt and Road initiative.
Ecuador's president has declared a state of emergency in the prison system, blaming the violence on rival gangs. The prison near Guayaquil holds nearly 10,000 inmates.
The pandemic has made it hard for millions of people to put food on their table. But some of them still try to be as generous as they can when they see someone else in need.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a statement outlining plans to allow passenger and cargo traffic to resume. Earlier, a camp of 15,000 migrants, mostly Haitians, had gathered there.
Cuba is one of dozens of countries, including some U.S. allies, using emergency powers to stifle free expression.
The storm is forecast to intensify rapidly as it passes over warm water far out in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center says. It's too soon to predict where or when Sam might affect land.
U.S. border agents are allowing some Haitian migrants into the country on a temporary basis, while others are being deported or heading back over the border to Mexico.