A boxing legend, made in Mexico

Ofelia Valencia Heras assembles Cleto Reyes gloves.

From humble origins to center ring, Mexico’s Reyes family still makes the boxing gloves of champions.

On bone dry U.S.-Mexico border, grasping for water

On bone dry U.S.-Mexico border, grasping for water

Mexico falls behind in its treaty obligations to give the United States water from the Rio Grande.

In Brazil’s election race, newcomer storms to forefront

In Brazil’s election race, newcomer storms to forefront

An evangelical and an environmentalist, Marina Silva is “something new, like Obama.”

With Venezuela newspaper sale, cries of stealth censorship

With Venezuela newspaper sale, cries of stealth censorship

The sale of the oldest newspaper in Caracas has stoked fears of a slow-building news blackout.

In Brazil, a prostitute’s story heralds a new era

In Brazil, a prostitute’s story heralds a new era

Where women were supposed to be sexy but not sexual, behaviors and attitudes are changing.

In Venezuela’s model city, a dream sputters

In Venezuela’s model city, a dream sputters

Amid labor conflicts, a once-proud industrial city is a monument to the nation’s economic woes.

On trial, Venezuelan opposition leader faces long odds

On trial, Venezuelan opposition leader faces long odds

Leopoldo López faces up to 13 years in jail on charges he incited anti-government protests.

Photos from around the region

A knockout brand

Mexican brand Cleto Reyes Boxing gloves are used by pro boxers around the world and considered the best in the industry.

Clashes over housing in Brazil

Riot police evicted activists occupying an abandoned hotel in Sao Paulo. Then violence broke out in the streets.

Aboard the USS America

On its maiden voyage, the Navy’s newest warship is sailing around South America to its home port in San Diego.

A dangerous journey and its emotional toll

After crossing illegally into the states, Alex Ramirez, 10, of El Salvador, adjusts as he reunites with his mother after years apart.

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.