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Guards by a hole where prisoners in a gallery for members of Brazil's First Capital Command gang broke out, in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay, January 22, 2020.

3 jailbreaks in 3 countries reveal ongoing problems in fight against Latin America’s most powerful gangs

2020 is only two months old, but Latin America has already seen three jailbreaks by the region's most powerful criminal groups.
A Hezbollah member at a televised speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in Nabatiyeh, May 24, 2015.

Here’s what Iran might be up to in the US’s neighborhood after lobbing missiles into Iraq

Tehran's sprawling network of proxies and assets raise concerns it could try to damage US interests far from Iran's own borders

4 ways China is gaining ground in Latin America, according to the US’s top military commander in the region

Chinese influence in Latin America has grown steadily, and where some see a new partner, the US sees a major competitor.
A Day of the Dead celebration in 2014.

Giant skeletons are bursting through the streets of Mexico City as it kicks off Day of the Dead celebrations

It took two days for local artists to put together the stunning display for Día de los Muertos in an effort to encourage cultural preservation.
People near bullet casings at a crime scene after a shootout in the municipality of Tuzamapan, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, May 16, 2019.

400 murders a day: 10 reasons why Latin America is the world’s most violent place

Despite some national declines, homicides in Latin America have only increased in recent years, and there's no single reason for the rise in killing.
FILE PHOTO: Argentina's President Mauricio Macri attends a news conference in Buenos Aires

Investors are waiting ‘anxiously’ to hear from Argentina’s next potential president after a surprise election result sent markets cr...

"Everyone is anxiously awaiting to get some signals out of Fernandez," said Franco Uccelli of JPMorgan Private Bank.

There are 2 areas where Uber’s competitors could leave the ride-hailing giant in the dust

Europe and Latin America could be a good place for competitors to steal some of Uber's market share, analysts at HSBC say.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a ceremony in Caracas, April 13, 2019.

The US military is on ‘the balls of its feet’ about Venezuela’s crisis — here’s what that means, according to a former N...

The US military has said little about plans for Venezuela, but a retired admiral who led US forces in the region says they're reviewing options.

Some ‘Game of Thrones’ fans were outraged after HBO and Hulu outages prevented them from watching the season premiere

Fans of "Game of Thrones" were upset when they were unable to tune into the highly anticipated premiere on Sunday night.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with senior military commanders during a military exercise in Puerto Cabello on Sunday.

John Bolton says Venezuela’s Maduro could end up in a ‘beach area like Guantánamo’

The US has ratcheted up the pressure on Nicolás Maduro recently, and its national security adviser seems to be hinting at more severe consequences.