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)
Despite their common cultural roots, Latin American nations vary in how they honor the dead.
Airplanes, radar and computer systems are the main components to getting real-time data on threats.
Technology and new processes help relieve congestion at the country’s morgues.
President Michel Martelly asks international community to invest in the country’s rebuilding.
Argentina’s men’s field hockey team wins gold at Pan American Games.
Despite high prices and stiff competition, Mexican wines are fighting to win local palates.
An average of 350,000 visit the Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art every year.
Andean nation’s prison population is overflowing.
Air space is one of the country’s vulnerable flanks in dealing with these problems.
Theft of plane at international airport in Santo Domingo may have been ordered by Sinaloa cartel.
Argentine forward Carlos Tevez pushing for transfer.
Terrorist’s demise hailed as the biggest blow to the guerrilla group in its history.
Herbin Hoyos speaks about his kidnapping, death of FARC leader Alfonso Cano.
Amfepramone, fenproporex and mazindol to be pulled from shelves by Dec. 10.
The competition includes athletes with disabilities from 26 countries, competing in 13 events, with a chance to qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
The mass transit system transports 4.6 million people daily.
Fifty percent of the country’s coal and gold mines are exploited illegally, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
In the midst of a surprising winning streak, traditional Brazilian soccer club fights through the stroke suffered by head coach Ricardo Gomes.
A majority of relapses occur with users who were victims of abuse during childhood, according to study’s preliminary data.
President Juan Manuel Santos vows to continue looking for peace in the Andean nation after massive blow to the FARC.
Uruguay promotes Emiliano Alfaro to national team.
The Brazilian Navy’s training ship promotes the 2014 World Cup during its 25th Instructional Voyage.
Talent-laden national team not living up to expectations.
Fan’s death sheds light on violent rivalry between soccer fans in the Andean nation.
The National Addiction Control Center has treated more than 12,500 patients with drug abuse problems since opening in 1998.
Mexico drops defender Rafael Márquez for game against Serbia.
Number of ecstasy seizures in 2011 already 80 times higher than 2010.
More effort needed to enforce traffic laws in Guatemala and other Central American countries.
Brazil’s Santos claims UFC heavyweight title.
Sculpture display in Mexico City’s Plaza de la Constitución raises awareness of freedom of speech and dialogue as tools for peace.
The terrorist group is detonating bombs in response to the death of its leader, Alfonso Cano, during a military raid earlier this month.
From all corners of the Central American nation, cancer-stricken children receive world-class care thanks to organization’s work.
Latin America is one of the emerging markets for production and use of this type of narcotic, according to a United Nations report.
Initiative has won awards and inspired the UPPs in Rio de Janeiro, other Brazilian states, South America and Africa.
Chile scores big win over Paraguay.
Explosive devices have killed 1,935 and injured 7,597 in the past 21 years, according to the Presidential Program for Comprehensive Action against Anti-Personnel Mines.
Argentine Senate amends law against human trafficking and approves the creation of a DNA database for rapists.
The Santo Nombre site amazes archeologists while fueling hopes of economic development for Puebla.
Event boosts city image as an entrepreneurial and cultural hub.
Formerly homeless, Robson Mendonça invented a special bike to spread the joy of reading throughout the city.
Argentine Daniel Montenegro may be heading home to sign with Independiente.
About 78% of the FARC income comes from narcotics trafficking, according to the government.
Inmates required to study in order to participate in the choir.
After a rocky start in open qualifying, fans of La Albirroja and its coach, Francisco “Chiqui” Arce, face uncertainty.
A mandatory part of officer training, the play – written, directed and staged by police officers – is now open to the public.
In Nuevo León, a group of mental health specialists offers help to those affected by violent crime.
In Medellín, a new project aims to make women who use public transportation feel safer.
Adriano breaks through for Corinthians.
Patrol cars now have equipment customized by a Brazilian company; “intelligent” eyeglasses are in test phase.
Argentina’s Carlos Tevez searching for new team.
Multiple training workshops have been offered to improve the way the region’s police officers solve murders.
The 17-year-old Brazilian makes a name for himself on the ASP World Tour, carrying the country’s hopes of producing a world champion.
New strategy implemented in the department of San Martín will be replicated nationwide.
Margarito, Cotto set for rematch.