In El Salvador, beatification of slain archbishop reopens old wounds

Two decades after the end of the civil war, Archbishop Romero still faces criticism in his home country.

Officials: Mexico shootout leaves dozens dead

The shootout in the western state of Michoacan involved a drug cartel and security forces.

El Salvador is on pace to become the hemisphere’s most deadly nation

Police have resorted to iron-fisted methods to deal with violence in the wake of a gang truce’s collapse.

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Polluted waters could force Rio de Janeiro to move 2016 Olympic races

Raw sewage and trash floods into Guanabara Bay, the site for next summer’s Olympic sailing races.

The Cuban town Mr. Hershey built

Founded in 1916, the town defied the Cuban government’s caricature of predatory capitalism.

After months of scandals, new rules in Mexico to tackle corruption

The Congress passed a new national anti-corruption system that many hope will address impunity.

Pope Francis to stop off in Cuba on way to United States in September

He helped bring about the reconciliation between Havana and Washington.

The Amazon rail line — pig iron factories and rural radicals

Most of the villagers suffer from acute health issues. They’ve taken creative steps to protest the pollution that follows the train line.

Starting up in Cuba, but not connected

With new access to the U.S. market, the island’s entrepreneurs are raring to go. If they can get online.

Next move in U.S.-Cuba thaw rests in Havana

Cuba may wait for Obama's terrorism-list removal to take effect before looking to reopen embassies.

Another huge and open iron mine is carved out of Brazil’s rain forest

Rare plants and ancient human artifacts are in the way of giant excavating equipment.

Eduardo Galeano, influential Uruguayan author, dies at 74

His anti-capitalist polemic “The Open Veins of Latin America” became a lodestar for leftists worldwide.

Castro and Cuba show new side at Summit, and old tactics too

Reconciliation between the U.S. and Cuba will happen much sooner than reconciliation among Cubans

Obama, Castro hold historic meeting, agree to foster ‘a new relationship’

After a historic meeting with Cuban President Raúl Castro, Obama said the nations’ immediate task is to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana after decades of official estrangement.

In Jamaica, Obama indicates that he will remove Cuba from terrorism list

The announcement came at a Caribbean meeting ahead of this week’s Summit of the Americas.

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