New police force starts work in Mexico

(Eduardo Verdugo / AP)

The president fulfills a campaign promise with the new unit, which is intended to protect rural commerce.

    Canadian oil train disaster blamed on ‘weak safety culture’

    Canadian oil train disaster blamed on ‘weak safety culture’

    Transportation safety board says the incident that killed 47 came after the railroad company “cut corners.”

    In Mexico, a kidnapping epidemic turns egalitarian

    In Mexico, a kidnapping epidemic turns egalitarian

    Mexico’s kidnappers used to target the rich. Now even shopkeepers and taco vendors are victims.

    After successful World Cup, Brazil scrambles for Olympics

    After successful World Cup, Brazil scrambles for Olympics

    Construction for the 2016 Games is behind schedule, and concerns about traffic and economic fairness arise.

    In disappearing Mexican jungle, a fight for the future

    In disappearing Mexican jungle, a fight for the future

    The recent kidnapping of a famous biologist has highlighted a conflict with tribes over control of land.

    For young migrants, alone and in limbo on the border

    For young migrants, alone and in limbo on the border

    Children are now stuck alone in shelters and bases.

    Drug seizures down as migrants flood into Texas

    Drug seizures down as migrants flood into Texas

    Border Patrol stretched too thin to carry out normal interdiction duties, agents say.

    Photos from around the region

    Rand Paul’s trip to Guatemala

    The senator reconnects with his medical roots — but his presidential ambitions are never out of view.

    Searching for Cindy

    A Honduran family struggles to find their firstborn daughter, then 10, who was lost during their attempt to enter the U.S.

    Fighting gold fever in the Amazon

    A gold rush in Peru’s Amazon is turning forests into desert. Can a crackdown stop the miners?

    Sinkholes pop up around the globe

    Often preceded by heavy rains, the formations can cause destruction and, in some cases, cost lives.

    Inside La Gran Familia

    According to Mexican officials, a police raid freed six babies, 154 girls, 278 boys, 50 women and 109 men from the filthy shelter.

    The face of defeat

    Tears turned to riots after Argentina was defeated in overtime at the World Cup.

    The face of defeat

    Tears turned to riots after Argentina was defeated in overtime at the World Cup.

    World Cup final: Germany beats Argentina for title

    Mario Goetze scores in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 win and its fourth World Cup championship.

    World Cup Day 23: Argentina beats Netherlands

    Argentina advances to Sunday’s final vs. Germany by edging the Dutch 4-2 on penalty kicks after a scoreless tie.

    World Cup, on the sidelines

    Reuters photographers share pictures offering their own quirky and creative view of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

    World Cup Day 21: Argentina blanks Belgium, 1-0, and Netherlands edges Costa Rica

    Argentina is back in the semifinals for first time since 1990 after defeating Belgium and Netherlands defeats Costa Rica on penalty kicks.

    World Cup Day 20: Germany ousts France, 1-0 and Brazil bests Colombia, 2-1

    Germany reaches the semifinals a record fourth straight time with a 1-0 victory over France, while Brazil edges Colombia, 2-1, but loses star forward Neymar to injury.

    World Cup Day 18

    France defeats Nigeria, 2-0, and Germany defeats Algeria, 2-1, in extra time.

    World Cup Day 16: Brazil wins on penalty kicks; Colombia tops Uruguay

    Knockout round begins with the host dodging an upset and Colombia reaching the quarterfinals for the first time.

    Prince Harry visits Brazil

    Britain’s Prince Harry is on a four-day official visit to Brazil, which is hosting the World Cup.

    World Cup Day 13: Uruguay bests Italy, 1-0, and other games

    Costa Rica and England tie 0-0; Colombia downs Japan, 4-1; Greece squeaks by Ivory Coast, 2-1.