TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduran Defense Minister Marlon Pascua shows the weapons authorities seized from 13 alleged narco-traffickers who were arrested by the Navy aboard a vessel in the Caribbean Sea last week. Naval officials also confiscated US$658,000 during the bust. (Honduran Ministry of Defense/AFP)
Region trying to strengthen laws to protect boys and girls from sexual predators.
The killing of al-Awlaki will have numerous negative effects on al-Qaeda, analysts said.
Brazil’s Ronaldinho wants Olympic gold.
The military forces are determined to expand their work within the community.
Maps provided by the project help communities defend their territory.
Venue pays tribute to native sons who have starred on Major League Baseball diamonds.
Bill defining rights and responsibilities of Internet users expected to become law in the first half of 2012.
In the first ten months of the year, the country has confiscated more drugs than in all of 2010.
Riquelme snubbed by Argentine national team.
Despite laws and government initiatives, several areas of Lima exceed established safety limits for noise.
Seven journalists and one media worker have been killed in the first nine months of the year.
Faced with pressure from authorities, Latin American drug traffickers seek to associate with European criminal gangs, analysts say.
Organizers await the arrival of 8,500 athletes for competitions from Oct. 14-30.
Brazil’s Robinho close to returning to action.
Video security systems in churches and on the streets of Puebla thwarting crime.
The National Police is cracking down on those who organize disturbances at colleges.
Argentina off to great start in qualifying bid for 2014 World Cup.
Federal Law 11,340/2006 defines abuse as a serious crime and broadens the scope of violence beyond physical aggression.
Uruguay, Paraguay play to 1-1 draw.
Work visa concessions up 19% during the first half of 2011.
An 11,000-member security force will be tasked with making sure the event runs peacefully.
Argentina shooting for gold at Pan American Games.
Diego Huerta and his wife, Daniela Juárez, are using cameras to provide inspiration in a nation dealing with waves of drug-fueled violence.
Bands of juvenile delinquents often include children under the age of 15.
Coach Mano Menezes’ squad has won three straight, including a victory at Mexico.
Action has gained strength as the nation prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
The navy has prevented about 38 tons of cocaine from reaching the streets.
After spectacular opening ceremony, Latin American nations vie for gold, silver and bronze medals.
Registration will improve security for passengers and drivers in Lima, officials say.
Security forces have destroyed 18,458 hectares (45,610 acres) of poppy and marijuana crops and seized 22,158 weapons and 12,266 vehicles from January to August 2011.
Panama’s economy benefits from the influx of tourists to the tournament, which ends with a major upset.
The region’s attorney generals recently signed a cooperation protocol that provides better protection to victims and witnesses of human trafficking.
Hard-hit by the unprecedented downpours, Central American nations seek to help those affected.
St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers playing for Major League Baseball title.
At least 73 informal security companies provide services throughout the country.
Educational programs and government services bringing security forces closer to the residents of Complexo do Alemão and Vila da Penha.
Program brings music classes to children and parents in the poor neighborhoods of the city.
Authorities from throughout the region gathered in Buenos Aires to share initiatives to improve citizen safety.
Latin American leaders hope for peace in Libya.
Luís Fabiano shining for São Paulo.
Director Gerardo Naranjo’s goal was to create a film depicting the truth about drug cartels in Mexico.
Government and industrial leaders praise trade deal as a gateway to development and opportunities.
Government expects to spend $2.3 billion colones (US$4.5 million) to fix all damaged roads.
Alexander Mendes da Silva, wanted by Brazil’s Federal Police on narco-trafficking and money laundering charges, is apprehended by Paraguayan anti-drug agents.
Many of its operatives evaded Spanish justice by fleeing to Latin America, analysts say.
Fuerza Civil aims to recruit 11,000 highly trained officers.
Backlash against corruption includes President Dilma Rousseff’s zero tolerance policy, investigations by the Federal Police and engagement by civil society.
Schedule set for 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Eugenio Burzaco, chief of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Police, discusses the challenges and successes the authorities have had in combating drug-related violence in Argentina.
More than 12,000 young people belong to criminal groups in Lima and El Callao.
Campaign developed by City Hall is expected to reduce run-over deaths in the city by 50% by the end of 2012.
Neymar: Santos can win club World Cup.
About 168 security companies are certified to operate in the country.
About 599,204 children up to 10 years old are not legally registered in the country.