The Americas

A Honduran migrant stands in line for breakfast at a temporary shelter in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, at the border with Mexico, Jan. 19, 2020.
More than 2,000 migrants spent the night in Tecun Uman, on the Guatemalan side of the border, uncertain of their next steps
AP logo
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 19:36
Soldiers guard the Senkata fuel plant in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia.
Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is appealing for $375.5 million to support its efforts to promote and protect human rights in dozens of countries around the world at a time of great turbulence and erosion of fundamental rights
Lisa Schlein
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 11:48
A dog is seen in a blizzard in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada January 17, 2020 in this image obtained from social…
The storm dumped as much as 76.2 cm (30 inches) of snow on the capital of Newfoundland, and packed wind gusts as high as 130 km per hour (81 mph)
Reuters logo
By Reuters
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 17:24
Vendors carry salvaged merchandise from the burned ruins of the Guerite Market that was engulfed in flames in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,vJan. 14, 2020.
The World Food Program needs $62 million to provide urgent life-saving food assistance to 700,000 people suffering from severe hunger in Haiti
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 12:50
Migrants plea to Mexican National Guardsmen at the border crossing between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala,…
Mexican officials allowed several dozen migrants to enter the country via the bridge, while a voice over a loudspeaker warned that migrants may not be granted asylum in the US, even if they make it there
AP logo
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 11:32
Former Honduran first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo leaves court after her conviction on corruption charges in Tegucigalpa, Honduras,  Aug. 20, 2019.
The mandate of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras was set to expire Sunday
AP logo
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 08:23
A Mexican National Guard looks at local residents crossing the Suchiate River, near Ciudad Hidalgo, on the Mexican border.
Mexico's government has said migrants entering the country without registering will not be allowed to pass from the border area
Honduran migrants walk north along a road in hopes of reaching the distant United States, one carrying a Honduran flag, as they…
President Trump has repeatedly urged the region to prevent such groups of migrants reaching Mexico's border with the US, and the latest exodus from Honduras that recently began, has been accompanied by US border agents
Reuters logo
By Reuters
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 19:00
Senate Passes North American Trade Pact
The international accord replaces the 25-year-old NAFTA, and governs trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico
Default Author Profile
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:11
Honduran migrants walking in a group stop before Guatemalan police near Agua Caliente, Guatemala, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, on…
About 2,000 Hondurans looking to escape poverty and violence hope to get to the United States
VOA logo
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 21:34
Grab taken from Panamanian channel TVN Noticias showing Panamanian paramedics carrying one of the 15 people rescued from a…
Prosecutors in Panama say seven people were killed in a bizarre religious ritual in a jungle community where indigenous residents were rounded up by about 10 lay preachers and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them 'repent their sins'
AP logo
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 18:25
FILE - An Israeli woman uses her iPhone in front of the building housing the Israeli NSO group, Aug. 28, 2016, in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv.
The spyware has also been implicated in the gruesome killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018
AP logo
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:14
FILE - The flags of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are seen on a lectern before a joint news conference during NAFTA talks in Mexico City, Mexico, March 5, 2018.
Pact between US, Canada and Mexico now goes to President Trump to be signed into law
VOA logo
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:00
Opposition leader Juan Guaido arrives to the headquarters of the Democratic Action political party in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 15, 2020.
It’s the second time this month that lawmakers have been barred from from the building that houses the only branch of government out of control of President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government
AP logo
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:49
FILE - Demonstrators light candles during a candlelight vigil for slain activists in Bogota, Colombia, July 6, 2018.
UN monitors confirm 107 activists died in 2019, but believe the death toll could be as high as 120
Lisa Schlein
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:32

Child Marriage