A court in the Argentine province of Mendoza sentenced four former federal judges to life in prison for crimes against humanity carried out during the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship. The judges were originally tried as accomplices for failure to investigate the abduction, torture and murder of dissidents. The prosecutors eventually charged the judges as principals, arguing that their inaction led to more disappearances.
Amid fast-escalating nightmarish narco-violence in Brazil, police in Rio de Janeiro seized 60 assault rifles hidden in a freight shipment that had just arrived on a flight from Miami.
At least one protestor was killed and the Congressional building set afire as ruling-party lawmakers in Paraguay moved to lift term limits for President Horacio Cartes.
Argentina's new restrictive immigration policy is drawing protests from neighboring Bolivia—and accusations that President Mauricio Macri is emulating Donald Trump.
Authorities in Argentina's Chubut province accused Mapuche indigenous activists of being "terrorists" after a clash with police at a protest encampment on usurped lands.
An Argentine federal judge called upon authorities in Iraq to arrest Iranian diplomat Ali Akbar Velayati, accused intellectual author of the 1994 bombing of Buenos Aires' Jewish center.
With the Rio de Janeiro Olympics over, the world media are moving on—but the city's poor favela dwellers are left to contend with a wave of murderous police terror.
A court in the Argentine province of Córdoba handed life sentences to 28 former military officers over "crimes against humanity" committed under the dictatorship.
Following declassification of new documents related to Argentina's "dirty war," President Mauricio Macri is facing angry protests over dismissive comments on the bloody era.
Members of Mapuche Ancestral Resistance burned two excavator machines being used to build a hydro-dam in southern Argentina, demanding restoration of traditional lands.
Rights activists in Paraguay are demanding acquittal of 11 peasants facing charges related to the 2012 massacre at Curuguaty, which led to removal of the country's leftist president.
A federal jury in Florida found former Chilean lieutenant Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez liable for the 1973 detention, torture and execution of folksinger Víctor Jara.