Southern Cone

Chile: court rejects new Pascua Lama appeal

Barrick Gold's problems with its giant mine high in the Andes show no signs of going away. Local activists are pushing to have Chile's government revoke the mine's permit.

The Caribbean

Haiti: Martelly names new prime minister

Under international pressure to get elections scheduled at last, Haiti's political class may have managed to put together an agreement and find a new prime minister.


Mexico: migrant massacre document released

Mexican federal prosecutors have released a document from their probe into a 2010 massacre of migrants—pointing to collusion between local police and Los Zetas.

Central America

Panama: victims remember US invasion

US media generally ignored the 25th anniversary of the Panama invasion, the start of a quarter-century wave of bloody US military interventions. The victims haven't forgotten.