PUERTO SUÁREZ, Bolivia – The mayors of the Brazilian city of Corumbá, Paulo Duarte (left), and the Bolivian city of Puerto Suárez, Roberto Vaca Yorge, signed a cooperation agreement in March to work together in the areas of health, education, trade and tourism. (Courtesy of Marcos Boaventura/City of Corumbá)
The Alemão Photo Club gets past the stereotypical violence and poverty to show the beauty in Rio de Janeiro’s slums.
Country’s counter-narcotics agents have confiscated about 1,720 kilograms (3,784 pounds) of cocaine and about 27,000 pills of illicit substances so far this year.
Informing the public how to avoid infection is the priority for the summer.
More films are being produced domestically in this Central American country despite a lack of resources for the industry, filmmakers say.
Report details hazardous working conditions.
RENADIC funded by the Mérida Initiative.
CODIS, a software system provided by the FBI, stores genetic material collected at crime scenes and facilitates the identification of suspects in Brazil.
Chile’s Alexis Sánchez out with injury.
Citizens between 18 and 21 years old can support administrative functions of the police.
At capoeira sessions in Tocantins, Mestre Gamela teaches the sport and steers children of low-income communities away from crime.
The ‘beloved land of the sun’ features a beautiful lake, religious traditions, dynamic businesses and a blend of architecture unique to the Americas.
Highly specialized counselors, a 24/7 service and public awareness campaigns against drugs explain an increase in calls to the Fonodrogas Ayuda helpline.
Brazil still destroys more that it replaces and 62.2% of the deforested land in the Amazon is used to raise livestock, according to recent surveys.
International Women’s Day 2012 finds Latin American women making a difference in the political, economic and social areas
Musicians, writers, poets, visual artists and commentators use art and creativity to help mitigate the growing violence in Mexico.
Changes in labor laws and the implementing of new statutes seek to increase presence of disabled Ecuadorans in the public and private sectors.
Brazil’s Kaká has no plans to leave Spain’s Real Madrid.
AfroReggae’s reality show about police in Brazil sheds light on the work of two sergeants fighting crime in Pará and Rio de Janeiro.
About four tons of cocaine have been seized in the Central American nation since January.
Crack is the most-consumed illegal narcotic in the municipalities of São Paulo state.
As homicide rate escalates, young Venezuelans are trapped in the crossfire.
Four suspected drug smugglers taken into custody following bust in Caribbean Sea.
Just six of the country’s 16 professional soccer teams are up-to-date in paying players’ salaries and federal taxes.
Young people’s lack of knowledge about synthetic drugs is a major reason why they are more vulnerable to using them.
Central American nation seeks to thwart illicit drug flights into its territory.
Uruguay’s Suárez open to playing for France’s Paris Saint-Germain.
Bean producers satisfied with government’s proposal.
Initiative by Brazil’s National Justice Council affects thousands of inmates being held in the country’s prisons, jails and police stations.
In 2011, there were 147 vigilante killings by mobs nationwide, according to official figures.
Four suspects who were detained aboard go-fast boat in Caribbean Sea have been placed in the custody of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Transcribers from Rio Grande do Sul Association for the Blind have expedited the workflow at criminal courts.
In 2011, Mexico had 430 correctional facilities capable of housing 184,193 inmates, but the country had 224,246 prisoners, meaning there was an overflow of 40,053 convicts.
Legislation creates a government entity to regulate prices of all products.
Massive cocaine shipment was bound for Spain.
The starting of direct flights from Porto Alegre and Lisbon, Portugal, leads Brazil’s Federal Police to increase enforcement at Salgado Filho Airport.
Caribbean’s largest lake is growing at an alarming rate, puzzling scientists.
Mexicans reacted fast and efficiently to the March 20 tremor, as they had participated in regular earthquake drills since 1985.
In 2009, an average 21 robberies a day were committed by motorbike-riding thieves, according to the Buenos Aires Attorney General’s office’s most recent data.
Military and police troops apprehend FARC leader sought by the U.S., during operation that killed 33 terrorists.
Honduras names Andy Najar to Olympic team.
Enrollment in language schools has grown by 60% in 2011 in 2014 World Cup host cities.
Government tightens regulations as Quito stock exchange and regional development bank creates rules to combat illicit financial activities.
Eight out of 10 doctors in Buenos Aires report having been the victim of physical or verbal attacks, but only 20% file complaints.
Writer Marie Ange Bordas published a children’s book about a traditional fishing community on the coast of São Paulo.
Towns near Teotihuacán may see a 30% increase in the number of tourists.
The country traditionally has had a low murder rate, but the figures are showing a sharp increase in 2012.
Governments, environmentalists and businesspeople from throughout the world prepare for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
After Ricardo Teixeira’s resignation as CBF president, Minister of Sport Aldo Rebelo is optimistic the bill will be approved soon.
Lack of interpreters often deters the indigenous from reporting a crime.
Nationwide initiative seeks to curtail number of illegal weapons on the street.
Ayrton Senna’s nephew, Bruno Senna, makes his debut as the driver for the same Formula One team for whom his uncle tragically ended his career.
Currency appreciation and booming economy place São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília among the cities with the highest cost of living worldwide.
‘Operation Earthquake’ leads to the apprehension of three suspects, as officials look for six more.
Mexico a win away from earning berth in men’s soccer in the 2012 Olympics.
Scholars say bombers are the most unfortunate of people.
The ‘Lend Your Leg 11K’ is expected to bring together 4,000 runners in Bogotá to call attention to the dangers of antipersonnel mines, which have killed 2,039 since 1990.