BRASÍLIA, Brazil – Brazilian Army soldiers recently participated in a training exercise in which terrorists unleashed a chemical weapons attack during the Confederations Cup. The drill was part of security preparations leading to soccer tournament, which will be held from June 15-30. (Evaristo Sa/AFP)
The government may invest R$5.15 billion (US$3 billion) to improve airport infrastructure during the next four years.
Band’s second album, “Expreso,” hypnotizes fans.
Colombia: Navy seizes more than a ton of cocaine.
About 50 families still reside on Morro do Bumba hillside, where 45 died in landslides in April 2010.
Country’s development slowed by lack of training programs.
Former world champion trains young boxers to keep them away from drugs.
Jhonattan Vegas, Ángel Cabrera and Camilo Villegas group together in tournament.
President vying to make industry safer in wake of fatal blasts.
Cowboys Stadium in Texas site of the big game on Feb. 6.
La Niña threatening to cause millions in losses to agriculture sector.
Drug-related arrests increased 32% in 2010.
Chinese fabrics smuggled into the region and high cotton prices damaging industry.
Green Bay wins first title since 1997 by denying Pittsburgh its third in six years.
Bureaucracy and deficiencies in infrastructure threaten a business worth US$383.5 billion in 2010.
Artisan bread also exported to Spain and the United States.
Protesters demand President René Préval step down, but successor not yet chosen.
OAS initiative seeks to reduce violence across the region.
MMA: Silva defeats fellow Brazilian Belfort.
Worldwide web usage grew by 16% across the region in 2010, 7 points more than the global average.
The former lead singer of Los Pericos covers traditional Latin American music.
Guatemalan policemen receive training, resources through U.S.-backed program.
Government planning to invest US$3.43 billion up to 2014 to increase Internet access.
Hard winter and a more stable global economy boost the sector.
Religious tolerance key to peaceful coexistence with other ethnic groups.
Haiti’s first democratically elected leader may arrive amidst political controversy.
President accuses guerrillas of “double morality” after two recent kidnappings.
Authorities implement strict measures after bacteria found at upscale resort.
Energy, education and regional issues mark Obama’s agenda for visit to Chile.
Brazilian car and truck sales hit record highs, but transportation infrastructure continues to lag.
Agriculture and tourism have fueled migration during the past decade.
Guatemala: Police confiscate 18 kilograms of cocaine.
One of game’s all-time greats announces retirement.
Former vocalist of “Los Fabulosos Cadillacs” launches his fourth solo CD.
President Barack Obama to visit Central American nation from March 22-23.
Less than a month before Carnival, 7,800 costumes were destroyed in a fire.
Companies create training centers to educate workforce.
MMA: Brazil’s ‘Bigfoot’ stomping competition.
Haiti’s electoral observers explain the challenges of overseeing democracy.
Floats and samba are showcased in the monthlong celebration.
Rail accounts for only about 25% of the nation’s freight transport mix.
Pablo Neruda’s home and museum keeps the poet’s legacy alive.
Peru: 888 pounds of cocaine paste seized in 2011.
By 2050, 30% of the country’s population will be at least 60 years old.
Argentines Manu Ginóbili , Luis Scola enjoying fantastic seasons.
Minors under the age of 16 can’t be sent to prison.
Romário, Bebeto, Danrlei and Marques form a new starting lineup in Brazilian Congress.
More than 200 commemorative events will occur in 2011.
Ridership has increased, but the metro still needs government subsidies to operate.
Housing remains a priority in the efforts to rebuild the battered nation.
FIFA’s goal-line technology fails testing.
British drama “The King’s Speech” takes home top honors.
Gangs use tattoos, graffiti and hand signs to communicate.
Nemir Ali Zhayter, Amer Zoer El Hossni, Mousa Ali Hamdan to face charges in U.S.