Residents accuse police in death of 26-year-old dancer in slum near famous Copacabana beach area.
Photos from around the region
After a popular local dancer was found dead, protesters lit fires and tossed explosives and bottles onto a busy street.
Thousands gather in Mexico City to honor the late Colombian author.
In Masatepe, Nicaragua, chained “traitors” are tormented on Good Friday.
The Holy Week activity is intended to help inmates in their rehabilitation.
Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.
A massive fire raged this weekend through the port city of Valparaiso killing at least 12 and destroying hundreds of homes.
Indigenous groups, including the Huni Kui, Ashaninka, and Madija, live in villages in the Brazilian rainforest.
Coastal residents of Chile’s far north spent a second sleepless night after a major aftershock rattled their area.
Anti-government and pro-government demonstrators fill streets in cities around the country.
Highlights from every game of the 2014 NCAA tournament.
The Canada Israel Hockey School, which features players with mix of religious, ethnic and national identities, visited the Jewish Day School.
Salvador Sanchez Ceren of the FMLN won a cliffhanger election.
Protests continue against the Venezuelan government and alleged interference by Cuba.
The demonstrators object to the policies of President Nicol
Dueling demonstrations of pro- and anti-government protesters have been taking to the streets since Feb. 4.
Leaders of United States, Mexico and Canada hold annual meeting.
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