The US charged Odebrecht with bribery in 12 countries in Latin America, with some bribes flowing through US banks.
Four Mexican music stars have no doubt they will find further stars of Mexican regional music on the upcoming television talent show "La Reina de la Cancion" (The Queen of Song).
In the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, thousands of families from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic live in poverty. The came here attracted by the copper "supercycle," which raised the price of the metal to $4 per pound in 2008. EFE/Mario Ruiz
Thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in the northern Dominican province of Santiago to demand that officials involved in taking bribes from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht be brought to trial.
Although the international narrative tends to label the situation as a racial conflict, doing so does not do justice to its complexity — and turns attention away from other, not least important factors that exacerbate it.