After years of controversy, Panama's government has ordered a temporary halt to the building of a dam opposed by local indigenous communities.
The AFL-CIO once backed US government meddling in Honduras, but a new report from the labor federation is a scathing indictment of US "security" and "free trade" policies.
The Mexican government is facing more international criticism for its handling of some 22,600 cases of forced disappearances over the past eight years.
Political and economic issues combined to generate an effective two-day general strike that was honored in the capital and some other parts of Haiti.
Police suggest a Haitian immigrant was killed to keep him from giving evidence on another murder, but the crime looked a lot like a racist lynching from the Jim Crow era.
The US is now seeking $1 billion from Congress for its plan to step up the failed "war on drugs" and failed neoliberal economic programs in Central America.
After two decades of struggle Mapuche communities are still trying to regain ancestral land. Meanwhile, forestry companies try to blame major fires on Mapuche activists.
The Mexican government claims the case of the missing 43 students is solved, but outside forensic experts say problems with the inquiry make it impossible to be sure.
The Mexican government said it raided an assembly plant in Jalisco and saved 129 workers from labor abuse, although there are now some questions about the action.
Union organizers say three apparel companies have finally agreed to pay the legal minimum wage and even to provide some of the retroactive pay owed to workers.
Indigenous leaders give the government until Feb. 15 to cancel a dam they've protested for years. Meanwhile, a former president who promoted the dam has fled the country.