Powerful Earthquake Shakes Guatemala and El Salvador


GUATEMALA CITY—A major earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on Thursday, shaking buildings and downing trees and causing powerful tremors in neighboring El Salvador...

  • A man holds a U.S. flag after the economically struggling U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favor of becoming the 51st state, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Alvin Baez)

    Puerto Ricans Skeptical of Change After Vote for Statehood

    SAN JUAN—Puerto Ricans are skeptical that the struggling U.S. territory’s political status will change any time soon, even after a vote on Sunday asking the... Read more

  • The flags of the U.S. and Puerto Rico fly outside the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 4, 2017. (REUTERS/ Alvin Baez)

    As Crisis Continues, Puerto Ricans Weigh on Becoming 51st State

    NEW YORK—Against a backdrop of crumbling towns and failing schools, Puerto Ricans on Sunday will cast votes on whether their struggling island should become the... Read more

  • A worker is seen between sugar cane plants in a field near the Emiliano Zapata sugar mill in Zacatepec de Hidalgo, Morelos state, Mexico on March 7, 2015. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

    US-Mexico Sugar Deal Struck Ahead of NAFTA Talks, Industry Divided

    MEXICO CITY—The U.S. and Mexican governments reached a deal in a dispute over trade in sugar on Monday, sources said, averting steep U.S. duties and... Read more

  • Opposition activists march along Francisco Fajardo highway during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, on May 10, 2017. Clashes between protesters and riot cops have left 36 people dead and hundreds injured since the unrest erupted on April 1, according to authorities. (FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Venezuela Supreme Court Judges Hit with US Sanctions

    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the chief judge and seven other members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court on May 18 as punishment for annulling the opposition-led... Read more

  • Flooding Hits Northern Chile (video)

    Unusually heavy rains in the northern desert region of Chile caused heavy flooding that is affecting hundreds of residents in recent days. On May 13, Chilean television... Read more

  • Rafael Acosta Díaz began traveling from Cuba to the United States on May 6, 2016. He is now broke and stuck in a fishing village in Colombia. (Joe Parkin Daniels)

    Cuban Migrants Stranded in Colombia En Route to US

    In one of his last actions as president, Barack Obama repealed the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that had allowed a path to citizenship for... Read more

  • Griselda Barradas, (2-L), relatives and friends pray for her son Pedro Alberto Huesca, whose remains were found at one of the unmarked graves where skulls were found on a plot of land, in Palmas de Abajo, Veracruz, Mexico, on March 16, 2017. (REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

    Mexican Parents, Not Authorities, Led Search for Drug-War Mass Grave

    VERACRUZ, Mexico—A group of bereaved parents who overcame government apathy to uncover one of the largest mass graves in the dark history of Mexico’s drug... Read more

  • President Donald Trump (R) meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 13, 2017. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

    Canada’s Trudeau Talks Trade With Trump at White House

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeatedly stressed their commitment to working together after their first face-to-face meeting Monday. The neighboring leaders,... Read more

  • Marcelo Crivella, senator and bishop of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God speaks during his inauguration ceremony as mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Fed up With Politics, Brazil Cities Swear in Outsider Mayors

    SAO PAULO—Brazil’s two biggest cities on Sunday inaugurated mayors who are political outsiders and whose victories underscored deep frustration with the political class and public... Read more

  • A woman shows her empty refrigerator at her home in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 2. Many Venezuelans are unable to buy enough food. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Little to Celebrate This Season in Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuelans celebrated Christmas in the aftermath of violent protests and looting that broke out in some parts of the country, following cash shortages. The... Read more

  • A Border Patrol agent walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego on June 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

    Securing US Border May Cause Crisis in Mexico

    If President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign promises, the United States will have stronger security on the Mexican border and will deport illegal... Read more

  • Habana, CUBA:  Cuban President Fidel Castro presides over a massive May Day demonstration at Havana's Plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution Square), 01 May 2005. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama Says History Will Judge Castro, Trump Expresses Hope for a Free Cuba

    Reactions to the death of Fidel Castro among U.S. leaders moved quickly into the realm of how the revolutionary dictator should be remembered by history and... Read more

  • A university student confronts police standing guard during a protest demanding a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, near the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Maduro Just Crossed the Line—Is It Time the OAS Made Venezuela a ‘Pariah State’?

    “For my friends, everything; for my enemies, the law.” The origins of this infamous phrase can be debated, but it most likely originated with Oscar... Read more

  • Men with their faces painted as sculls pose for a photo during a Day of the Dead parade along Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue on Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

    Halloween, Zombies, Movies Changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead

    MEXICO CITY—Hollywood movies, zombie shows, Halloween and even politics are fast changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, which traditionally consisted of quiet family gatherings... Read more

  • A university student confronts police standing guard during a protest demanding a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, near the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Venezuela Braces for Turbulence After Recall Is Stalled

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup. The... Read more

  • Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'el Chapo Guzman' (C), is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Federal Judge in Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Case Murdered

    A Mexican federal judge who presided over the case of drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was assassinated, Mexico’s office of the Attorney General confirmed... Read more

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