Brazil's state-led oil company Petrobras is likely to struggle to find the cash to pay the recently announced world's largest corporate investment programme
Bolivia's government deployed 1,600 soldiers and police in an effort to avert more violent clashes between rival workers at a tin and zinc mine owned by commodities giant Glencore.
Colombia's Congress passed a law that could pave the way for peace talks with leftist guerrillas, raising hopes for an end to the war, but drawing criticism from human rights groups that say the law is too lenient toward rebel leaders.
Brazilian former president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva was hospitalized overnight for a check up and to remove a catheter at Sao Paulo’s state of the art Sirio-Libanes Hospital.
Mexico's leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador said he will respect the results of the July 1 election, trying to ease fears of a repeat of months of protests he mounted after his 2006 loss.
Fourteen bodies were found inside an abandoned truck along a highway in eastern Mexico, local police said, in what appeared to be the latest atrocity committed by rival drug cartels battling over smuggling routes to the United Stat
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez led his biggest rally since he was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, seeking to stage a show of strength as he heads into a re-election campaign to extend his 13 years of socialist rule.
Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans flooded downtown Caracas to support opposition candidate Henrique Capriles in the biggest rally to date of his campaign to unseat cancer-stricken socialist President Hugo Chávez.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said today medical tests following his cancer treatment show he is in good health, but provided few additional details about an illness that has become an obsession in the OPEC nation.
Peru's president Ollanta Humala, travelled to Europe today, where he will stay for the total of one week and visit Switzerland, France and Germany.