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Mattis gave a blunt warning against generals becoming politicians, and in neighboring country where this is happening
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling through South America to boost US ties, and while in Brazil, he was about the military's role in politics — a touchy subject in Latin America's biggest country.
Trump keeps suggesting an invasion of Venezuela, and the government there keeps taking advantage of it
Venezuela's rapid deterioration and the spillover of its many crises were, in Trump's mind, reasons to consider military action against the country that has the world's largest oil reserves. The president reportedly cited what he considered successful past invasions of Panama and Grenada as justification.
"If there's something the US can learn from Latin America, it is that restricting abortion does not reduce the number of abortions. It only increases maternal mortality," Paula Avila-Guillen, a human rights legal expert from the Women's Equality Center, told Business Insider.
Millions of Venezuelans have fled their homes, and it’s affecting the entire region — here’s where they’re going
Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have sought refuge in neighboring countries in recent months, and the communities receiving them have struggled to deal with the influx.
China gained another victory in its longstanding dispute with Taiwan at the end of April, when the Dominican Republic cut ties with Taipei and recognized Beijing — a move that hints at China's growing clout in the region.
25 under-the-radar places in Latin America to visit in your lifetime, according to the world’s top travel experts
From deep, dark Peru to the crystal blue underground cenotes of Mexico, there is something incredibly alluring about Latin America.
Colombian immigration officials say there are nearly 600,000 Venezuelans in the country — double the number six months ago.
Rex Tillerson is talking about drastic action against one of the world’s biggest oil producers — again
Cracking down on Venezuela's oil industry "is something we continue to consider," Rex Tillerson said this weekend.
Venezuela's economy is set to continue deteriorating, but what effect that will have on its political scene is not yet clear.
A bill before the Mexican congress would enshrine the military's role in domestic law enforcement, and many inside and outside the country are alarmed.