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)
Traffickers assume beautiful women are less likely to be searched by authorities.
Gerardo Martino takes over Argentina’s Newell’s Old Boys.
Psycho-sociologist Lia Cavalcanti talks about the challenges of combating drug addiction, as well as the association she founded 27 years ago in Paris, France, which is now a model in Europe.
The Paraguayan champion has a busy schedule this year, with Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and domestic tournaments looming on the horizon.
Agreement brings the indigenous authority in line with the country’s legal system.
Brazilian fighters become idols, TV Globo launches a reality show and Eike Batista purchases a franchise of the world’s largest mixed martial arts competition.
Media members say the ‘Act to Repeal the Defamation Act and the Libel and Slander Act’ would be a major step toward improving journalists’ rights throughout the Caribbean.
Non-governmental organizations, civil society and the federal government join forces in the country’s Coalition Against Human Trafficking.
Ronaldo has dengue.
Concert industry could slow down in 2012 after a stellar year when 60 international acts visited the Peruvian capital.
Thanks to the “Soccer for Life” project, 42,000 children in the Central American country have an alternative to gangs and narcotics.
A shortage of manpower, which affects 89% of construction companies, brings opportunities for women to the sector.
Increased use of smart phones, tablets and other wireless devices brings higher risk of information theft.
Neymar scores ‘Goal of the Year.’
Initiatives seek to address the budgetary problems of Peru’s firefighters, who have suffered from a lack of investment in equipment and technology.
Dominican Republic’s jewel offers plenty of options for those seeking fun under the Caribbean sun.
Fifty-one percent of Bogotá’s public schools deal with narco-trafficking and gang problems.
The legendary Flamengo player opens soccer schools in ten low-income communities in Rio de Janeiro.
No suspects have been apprehended four months after public figures’ accounts were hacked.
Penitentiary to invest in infrastructure to accommodate more workplaces in the complex where 208 inmates are employed.
Brazil and Argentina to play a friendly soccer game in United States.
Kidnapping carries a prison sentence of 30 to 45 years, or as much as 75 years when coupled with other crimes.
Windi Graterol honored Athlete of the Year by the Venezuelan Federation of Basketball.
Programs substitute punishment with accountability in São Paulo; model starting to be adopted in Rio de Janeiro.
The Attorney General’s Unit against Environmental Crimes enforces environmental laws nationwide.
Access to computers and the Internet still lags behind, studies show.
Brazil’s most populous favela leaves behind its violent image, hosts sporting events and attracts visitors.
Unable to carry weapons, security guards in the Chilean capital use other means to protect residents from robberies and assaults.
Drug cartels hit hard by military operation in northern Mexico.
Brazil’s Rivaldo signs with Angolan soccer team.
Cartels are uploading torture videos to sites such as YouTube as a scare tactic.
Alexandre Pato likely out for a month.
Federal Government plans to install 90 more mobile health units by 2014.
A total of 7,364 on the island of Hispaniola have died from the disease since October 2010.
Pelé says he was better than Messi.
Heavily consumed in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, the yerba mate infusion is also a tradition in Southern Brazil and parts of Bolivia. Now, it’s spreading across the globe.
Narco-trafficking gang operates in 17 departments.
Al-Qaeda's regular sources of funding seem to be disappearing after the death of Osama bin Laden and the Arab Spring revolutions.
Festivals mark the start of the concert season in Brazil, which will also host Lollapalooza this year.
Guayaquil and Quito terminals see increase in drug seizures.
In the past five months, at least 90 police officers have been fired for their ties to organized crime and drug trafficking.
Of the 4,000 Haitians who illegally entered Brazil the past two years, 1,600 have become legal residents, with some having already landed jobs.
The country’s main industrial and commercial department has one police officer for every 560 residents.
Authorities are processing 14 alleged narco-traffickers for extradition to the United States.
Paulo Sérgio de Almeida, president of the National Immigration Council (CNIg), discusses the special visa program.
Despite universal acclaim for its wines, Mexican viticulture faces hurdles to establish itself as a global player.
Measure goes into effect for 90 days in the capital city and remains in effect until January 2013 in 41 Antioquia municipalities.
Argentine Maxi López to play for Italian power AC Milan.
Since 2003, police received more than 230,000 calls that have led to the seizure of about 8,000 kilograms (17,600 pounds) of cocaine and 10,000 crack rocks.
The Chinese take on local cuisine, known as chifa, is enjoyed throughout the country and has become a time-honored tradition.