Nicaragua's election officials have officially declared President Daniel Ortega's victory, but opponents are protesting the results.
Guatemalans will return to the polls Sunday in a runoff presidential election dominated by the issue of security.
The Organization of American States voted Wednesday to readmit Honduras into the regional body.
The Organization of American States voted Wednesday to readmit Honduras into the regional body.
CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on a military-led coup in Honduras and the ouster of President Jose Manuel Zelaya.
Ousted ex-Honduran President Manuel Zelaya inked an accord Sunday with the country's current president that will allow him to return to Honduras after almost two years in exile, officials said.
A 23-day hunger strike by Venezuelan students demanding the release of people they identified as political prisoners came to an end Tuesday, the strike's leader said. CNN affiliate Globovision reported that the strikers reached a deal with the Venezuelan government to free seven prisoners.
Former Haitian first lady Mirlande Manigat will face popular musician Michel Martelly in the second round of presidential elections in Haiti, the electoral commission announced Thursday. The government-backed candidate, Jude Celestin, was eliminated from the race.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned early Monday from a one-day visit to Haiti with major concerns about the Caribbean nation's presidential elections.
In December 2010, protesters in Haiti set fires in response to an announcement of a presidential runoff election.
On her way to Haiti, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that the United States wouldn't cut aid to the economically and politically unsettled Caribbean nation -- despite major concerns about its recent and upcoming presidential elections.
A much-awaited review of Haiti's disputed presidential election made public on Tuesday suggests the government-backed candidate should be eliminated from contention.
There's a restless feeling in Haiti today.
Haitian officials, awaiting a review of preliminary election results, have postponed a runoff vote, originally scheduled for January 16, to decide the troubled nation's next president.
The permanent council of the Organization of American States has approved a resolution asking troops to withdraw from the disputed border area between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
The Organization of American States will send its secretary-general to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to mediate a border dispute between the two countries, the body announced Thursday.
Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla is urging citizens to exercise restraint as her government seeks a diplomatic course to resolve a boundary dispute with neighboring Nicaragua.
Costa Rica on Wednesday made its case in front of the permanent council of the Organization of American States that Nicaraguan troops had made an incursion onto their territory.
A judge has lifted an order banning Venezuelan media from printing violent photographs, an official said on state-owned VTV.
An Organization of American States commission condemned Monday the shooting death last week of a Colombian indigenous leader and human rights proponent.
Colombia laid out its case against Venezuela Thursday in front of the Organization of American States.
Ecuador's representative to the Organization of American States resigned on Wednesday over "differences" between OAS rules and the wishes of his government.
CNN's Rafael Romo reports from northeastern Brazil where residents are trying to rebuild after severe floods.
Federal aid is flowing to rain-ravaged areas of northeastern Brazil and the number of missing has diminished to less than 140, but more than 150,000 people remained homeless or displaced Friday, the government said.
In response to severe flooding in northeastern Brazil that has left 46 people dead, the government on Thursday announced the release of 500 million reais (U.S. $277 million) to help victims, national civil defense officials said.
An Organization of American States human rights commission has asked a court to look into the 1994 disappearance of a Dominican Republic opposition leader shortly after he was taken into custody, the agency said Monday.
Peruvian President Alan Garcia met for more than an hour Monday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is in Lima for the 40th General Assembly of the Organization of American States, Peru's state-run news agency said.
A trial started Wednesday for a former Costa Rican president and eight others accused of taking bribes to award a $149 million government mobile phone contract.
The president of a Venezuelan TV station that has been critical of leftist President Hugo Chavez was arrested Thursday on charges that he abused his right to free speech, then released after a two-hour hearing before a judge.
An Organization of American States commission condemned Monday the slayings last month of three Honduran political activists opposed to a military-led coup that removed the elected president in June.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Tuesday it had filed two applications with a regional human rights court to move forward on two South American cases.
Venezuela's top human rights official on Thursday disputed findings of a report issued by an Organization of American States commission, and accused the panel of unfairly distorting statistics to show a pattern of political repression and abuses by the government.
Venezuela routinely violates human rights, often intimidating or punishing citizens based on their political beliefs, an Organization of American States commission said in a report released Wednesday.
Latin American and Caribbean leaders meeting in Mexico approved the creation of a regional organization Tuesday that leaves out the United States and Canada.
A study by the Organization of American States concluded last month that many of the buildings in Haiti were so shoddily constructed that they were unlikely to survive any disaster, let alone an earthquake like the one that devastated Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, the man who supervised the report said Wednesday.
CNN's Colleen McEdwards shows us on a map of Haiti that reveals how sprawling the country's slums are.
Haiti's infrastructure was among the world's worst even in the best of times, the country's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday.
Twenty-one Venezuelan students and supporters on Tuesday ended an 18-day hunger strike over the government's treatment of what protesters call political prisoners.
Voters in Honduras have elected a new president, but it remained in question Monday whether the international community would recognize conservative candidate Porfirio Lobo Sosa.
Conservative candidate Porfirio Lobo gave a jubilant speech of appreciation to supporters early Monday, as preliminary results showed him leading in the Honduran presidential election.
Hondurans will answer two questions Sunday when the troubled Central American nation holds elections: Who will win the presidency, and will voters heed calls for a boycott?
UNICEF reports an increase in deaths in the last four months. As CNN's Rafael Romo reports, some blame the political crisis.
A negotiator for de facto Honduran President Roberto Micheletti said that no deal was reached between the two opposed sides Wednesday, as other government officials had reported.
A group of independent U.N. experts expressed concern Friday over the increased use of mercenaries in Honduras, where a de facto president has been in power since a military-led coup in June.
A delegation from the Organization of American States concluded a trip to Honduras on Thursday with little progress made toward a resolution between the country's de facto government and its ousted president.
CNN's Rick Sanchez talked to both leaders of Honduras: the ousted president, and the man who assumed power.
A controversial emergency decree limiting some freedoms in Honduras remained in place Tuesday, despite de facto President Roberto Micheletti's stated intention to repeal it.
Roberto Micheletti, the de facto president of Honduras, announced Monday that he would lift an emergency decree that allows authorities to limit constitutional rights such as freedoms of expression, travel and gathering in public. But repeal of the law would not be immediate, pending a legal review, he said.
Brazil on Sunday rejected an ultimatum from Honduras' de facto government to decide the status of ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya, who has been holed up in the South American country's embassy in Honduras since last week.
Honduras' de facto president said Thursday that he is willing to resign and let ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya back into the country, as long as Zelaya gives up his quest for leadership.
The government of de facto Honduran President Roberto Micheletti is not ready to sign a proposed agreement to end the country's ongoing political crisis, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Bruno Stagno said in Honduras.
A delegation of foreign ministers led by the Organization of American States' secretary-general arrived Monday in Honduras in an effort to restore ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya to office.
Honduras reversed course Monday, saying it will allow a delegation from the Organization of American States to visit the country -- on the condition that the organization's head attends only as an observer.
Pressure for a resolution to a political standoff in Honduras has increased after the breakdown of talks between the two sides over the weekend.
Provisional Honduran President Roberto Micheletti told reporters Wednesday that he would be willing to step down as long as ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya ceases his claims to the presidency.
Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya said his followers plan to take action inside the country this weekend, ratcheting up pressure on the provisional government that has ruled for more than two weeks.
In his first public appearance since staging a hunger strike to protest the political tactics of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma called on the Organization of American States to investigate the Venezuelan opposition's claims.
The mayor of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday ended a six-day hunger strike protesting the government of President Hugo Chavez.
The mayor of Venezuela's capital on Tuesday was completing his fifth day of a hunger strike in protest of what he called harassment and interference from President Hugo Chavez.
Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya said he was denied permission to land at Tegucigalpa's airport Sunday evening after a deadly clash between Zelaya's supporters and government troops.
The Organization of American States suspended Honduras late Saturday because the nation's new leaders refused to reinstate ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya.
Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya march to the airport to await his return. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports
Thousands of protesters demanding the return to power of ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya pushed through riot police at Tegucigalpa's airport and surrounded the terminal Saturday, but there were no reports of violence.
The head of the Organization of American States said Friday he has found no willingness among leaders of Honduras' interim government to return President Jose Manuel Zelaya to power.
The head of the Organization of American States arrived in the capital of Honduras Friday in an attempt to pave the way for a return to power by ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
Honduran soldiers shot out the tires of buses headed for a demonstration in support of ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya, a video obtained by CNN shows.
Video shows Honduran soldiers shooting the tires of buses carrying supporters of the country's ousted president.
The United States put some teeth in its diplomatic signals to Honduras Thursday, stopping some aid programs temporarily to the Latin American country as it grapples with its two-president crisis.
Supporters of ousted Honduran president take to the streets and face off with security forces. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
Ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya said Wednesday he will not return to his home country until at least Saturday, after a three-day international deadline to reinstate him.
The president of Honduras said Friday that the situation in his country was relatively calm, despite signs that he has lost the support of his armed forces, the supreme court and other government institutions.
Cuba will not rejoin the Organization of American States, even though the multinational organization has lifted the 47-year-old suspension of the country's membership, a Cuban official said Thursday.
Latin American nations overwhelmingly rejected nearly 50 years of U.S. policy toward Cuba on Wednesday, voting at a meeting of the Organization of American States in Honduras to revoke the communist nation's 1962 suspension from the multinational group.
At least six people were killed Thursday when a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras, President Jose Manuel Zelaya told CNN en Español Thursday.
The United Nations and the Organization of American States said Saturday they are worried over Venezuelan government statements about an independent TV station that has criticized President Hugo Chavez.
An air of anxiety clutches Bolivia this weekend amid high-stakes talks designed to end bloodshed and keep the country whole.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva talks to Erasto Almeida of the Eurasia Group about how Santa Cruz autonomy could affect Bolivia.
Pro-government peasant groups are being blamed for burning dozens of ballot boxes Sunday in Bolivia's largest state of Santa Cruz, where voters are casting their ballots in an autonomy referendum.
Thousands of people packed a broad street Wednesday in downtown Santa Cruz, Bolivia, listening to speakers urge them to vote "Si" Sunday on a referendum seeking autonomy for the eastern department of Santa Cruz.
As South American officials tried to ease tensions sparked by Colombia's killing of a rebel leader inside Ecuador, the Colombian army announced the death of another top militant Friday.
ITN's Jonathan Rugman reports on the rising tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.
Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega said Thursday that the nation is breaking relations with Colombia "in solidarity with the Ecuadoran people."
The Organization of American States passed a resolution Wednesday in hopes of easing tensions stemming from an attack into Ecuadoran territory by Colombia.
The angry rhetoric intensifies from the leftist regimes of Venezuela and Ecuador against neighboring Colombia. CNN's Tim Lister reports.
Long derided as ineffectual, the Organization of American States steps up to mediate a dangerous standoff between Andean power players
Jamaica's leader has conceded defeat in a tight election, though she said her party might still challenge the results of some parliamentary races.
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, ousted from power in 2004 and living in South Africa, said Tuesday he wants to return to Haiti as soon as possible -- but would not take any political post.
Crowds of supporters celebrated in the streets of Haiti's capital Thursday after the country's electoral council declared former President Rene Preval the winner of last week's presidential election.
Election workers in Haiti on Wednesday counted votes that will determine the new president and parliament of the impoverished Caribbean nation.
A U.S. proposal to intervene in Western Hemisphere nations to push democracy rankled the leaders of several South American countries debating the issue Monday at the meeting of the Organization of American States.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice encouraged members of the Organization of American States on Sunday to prop up feeble democracies, an idea at odds with some South American countries that adhere to nonintervention policies.
A top Venezuelan official said Wednesday "insidious accusations" that President Hugo Chavez is "a negative influence and a destabilizing force for the region" could portend an attack against the country, a major oil exporter.
Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday condemned what it said were summary executions by police, serious human rights abuses and an alarming number of illegal detentions in Haiti.
The leaders of an outlawed, far-right paramilitary group have agreed to lay down their arms and move to a small town in northern Colombia, where they will be watched by international observers, a government spokesman said Thursday.
National Guard troops clashed Friday with tens of thousands of antigovernment demonstrators trying to reach the site of a summit of developing nations in downtown Caracas.
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide said Saturday that he has accepted all conditions of a peace plan presented to him by an international delegation, but opposition leaders appeared unwavering in their refusal to go along with any such deal.
The White House said Friday it is "actively engaged" in the effort to peacefully resolve the political crisis in Haiti and called on President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to honor past commitments to give opposition movements a greater voice in the government.
A multinational team will travel to Haiti Saturday to discuss a plan to calm the turbulence there, a senior State Department official announced Thursday as Americans were urged to leave Haiti as soon as possible.
International concern is growing about a rebel bid in Haiti to oust President Jean-Bertrand Aristide that has left more than 50 people dead.
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