In Argentina, distrust over move to abolish spy agency

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After the death of a prosecutor, the timing of the president’s plan struck many as questionable.

    Fidel Castro gives cautious nod to U.S. diplomatic outreach

    Fidel Castro gives cautious nod to U.S. diplomatic outreach

    A letter marked the former leader’s first comments on the breakthrough deal toward restoring relations.

    Cuban migration surges on fear of policy change

    Cuban migration surges on fear of policy change

    Some Cubans fear that America’s immigration benefits — which essentially treat anyone from the island as a political refu­gee — are in jeopardy.

    Paraguay tries to stop execution of woman in China

    Paraguay tries to stop execution of woman in China

    Convicted of drug smuggling, she has become the face of South American nation’s human trafficking problem.

    ‘Profound differences’ as historic U.S.-Cuba talks open

    ‘Profound differences’ as historic U.S.-Cuba talks open

    Enthusiasm aside, Washington and Havana have five decades of distrust to overcome as they reestablish relations.

    U.S. officials in Cuba to talk embassies and future relations

    U.S. officials in Cuba to talk embassies and future relations

    Among the Obama administration’s priorities: Greater freedom of movement for diplomats in both countries.

    Photos from around the region

    Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

    The win by 22-year-old Paulina Vega keeps the title in the hands of another Latina — reigning Gabriela Isler is from Venezuela.

    U.S. set to begin historic talks in Cuba

    Both countries express optimism, but Havana wants change in migration policy.

    Mixed reaction to change in Cuba policy

    Supporters and opponents of Obama’s decision to normalize relationships with Cuba face off in Miami and Washington.

    U.S., Cuba move to end decades of enmity

    The two nations exchange prisoners and begin to overhaul relations.

    Alan Gross freed after
    5 years in Cuban prison

    U.S. officials announced the American’s release after a swap of prisoners.

    Anger grows over disappearance of 43 students in Mexico

    Protesters take to the streets — blocking highways, seizing town squares and vandalizing property — to demand accountability.

    In Bolivia, drilling brings tension to tribal areas

    The arrival of energy companies has brought protests from indigenous people whose land was recently returned to them.

    A hunger strike to help illegal immigrants

    Rosario Reyes is protesting near the White House, seeking relief for those such as she who are in the country unlawfully.

    Protesters in Mexico decry probable massacre

    Demonstrators take to the streets to demand justice for 43 students who are missing and presumed dead.

    Mexico official’s remark becomes rally slogan

    “Enough, I’m tired” is used as a hashtag by protesters.

    An Andean architect’s designs sizzle and shine

    Freddy Mamani livens up buildings in a big way with spellbinding mixes of color.

    Brazil’s workers stand divided over politics

    Will the Family Allowance mean reelection for the Workers’ Party president?

    Canada mourns after Parliament shooting

    A soldier was shot and killed at a war memorial and shots were fired in Parliament before the gunman was killed.

    Life in Alem Paraiba, Brazil

    This is Brazil’s Midwest, a friendly, unassuming place with a quiet sense of time to be killed and space to kill it.

    The natural beauty of Great Inagua

    The Bahaman island features a park that is home to 60,000 flamingos and more than 130 other bird species.

    Bolivia’s president expected to coast to a third term

    Evo Morales, a former coca farmer, has consolidated control over nearly every facet of government