Mexico imagines a world without women, in strike against gender violence

Advocacy groups have asked women across Mexico to stay at home for the day, to demonstrate against shocking levels of gender-based violence in the...

Brazil lashed by heavy rains, leaving at least 32 dead

Dozens are still unaccounted for, and more than 5,000 have been displaced, according to the Sao Paulo Civil Defense Authority and the governor of...

Haiti Fast Facts

Capital: Port-au-Prince Ethnic Groups: Black 95%, mixed and white 5%Religion: Roman Catholic 54.7%, Protestant 28.5% (Baptist 15.4%, Pentecostal 7.9%, Adventist 3%, Methodist...

2010 Chilean Mine Rescue Fast Facts

August 5, 2010 - A collapse of the main ramp into the San Jose mine leaves 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground. Emergency officials...

Violence forces Haiti to cancel Carnival

Haiti's vibrant Carnival draws thousands every year for mass celebrations. But the three-day festival was cut short after gunshots were heard and people ran...

Police in Panama found more than 5 tons of drugs in a homemade semi-submersible...

Officers with Panama's National Aeronaval Service were patrolling the country's territorial waters Wednesday and found the "homemade" vessel near the province of Bocas del...

Cuba Fast Facts

Median age: 42.1 yearsCapital: Havana Ethnic Groups: white 64.1%, mixed 26.6%, black 9.3% (2012 est.)GDP (purchasing power parity): $137 billion (2017 est.) GDP per...

2 killed in massive pileup involving more than 200 cars near Montreal

The accident involved more than 200 cars, according to CNN affiliate TVA. About 100 people were taken to three local hospitals, according to the...

Murder of 7-year-old girl in Mexico fuels anger and protests over brutal killings

The next day, the 7-year-old girl was reported missing. She was later found dead, her body inside a plastic bag.Fátima's body was discovered in...

Fear and Indignation following the brutal murder of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla

Uproar and anger sparked throughout Mexico after local media outlets published a leaked photograph of Escamilla's mutilated body on their front pages. A 46-year-old...

15 children were killed in a fire at a Haiti orphanage run by a...

The blaze took place at the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding in Port Au Prince, said Jennifer Melton, Haiti's chief of child...

A protest over a pipeline is shutting down train service across much of Canada

The protests started last week when police started arresting members of an indigenous group that was blocking a road to a construction site for...

A 25-year-old woman was brutally murdered and skinned in Mexico. Then newspapers published photos...

Authorities announced Sunday that police officers arrived at a home in Mexico City over the weekend to find Ingrid Escamilla lifeless, with her body...

Venezuela Fast Facts

Capital: CaracasEthnic Groups: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African and indigenous groupsReligion: Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%GDP (purchasing power parity): $381.6 billion...

‘It’s kaputt.’ Movers accidentally drop virtuoso’s one-of-a-kind $194,000 piano

Hewitt, one of the world's leading classical pianists, said in a Facebook post that she had just finished recording Beethoven's piano variations in Berlin...

Armed police and troops storm El Salvador’s parliament

The president demanded that opposition lawmakers vote to approve his plan to secure a $109 million loan that he says would be used to...

Video arcade massacre leaves nine dead in Mexico

The massacre happened in Uruapan, in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, on Monday, according to the state's attorney general's office. Four people walked...

Massacre at video arcade in Mexico leaves at least nine dead

The massacre happened in Uruapan, in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, on Monday, according to the state's attorney general's office. Four people walked...

This Oscar-nominated documentary is a warning for democracies

"It talks about the global phenomenon of how democracy dies today. Not with tanks, not with the military taking over," she said in...