Dec 10, 2013 — For years, a car accident has been blamed for killing former Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek, who died in 1976. But a new inquiry has found the politician was murdered by the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for 21 years.
Dec 10, 2013 — The lack of law enforcement in many regions has spurred looting that killed at least five people and injured hundreds. Some shop owners are taking up arms to defend themselves; others are closing down.
Dec 7, 2013 — Earlier efforts to use gene therapy to treat a rare immune disorder in young children failed when some of the children got leukemia. Scientists say they think they may have figured it out, with eight children now living normal toddler lives.
Dec 7, 2013 — Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday in local elections. A strong opposition showing could force the increasingly authoritarian presidency of Nicolas Maduro to change course. Among the candidates: a former Major League Baseball player-turned rapper.
Dec 6, 2013 — The heist of the "extremely dangerous" radioactive material, which was later recovered, occurred earlier this week.
Dec 6, 2013 — Mexico's congress is set to pass a controversial plan to open up the country's vast and sluggish oil industry to private investment. The move requires a constitutional amendment since Mexico forbids foreign involvement in the oil industry. Opponents of the plan say the president is selling out the country, but many experts say that without foreign investment, Mexico won't be able to tap all its oil and won't modernize.
Dec 6, 2013 — Lawmakers in Mexico are considering a major change to their elections. For more than a century, the country has had the ultimate term limits: nobody can be re-elected.
Dec 6, 2013 — Brazil's state oil company Petrobras lost 15 percent of its market value this week — that's some $10 billion. Analysts predict more trouble ahead for the oil giant.
Dec 5, 2013 — Brazilian food used to be treated as the poor cousin of more renowned European cuisines. But not anymore. Brazilian food is having its moment in the sun. And chefs think that with the World Cup and the Olympics coming, it's going to get even bigger.
Dec 5, 2013 — A Mexican truck carrying radioactive material was hijacked and couldn't be located for two days. The truck was found empty on Wednesday and later the radioactive material was located separately. It's unclear if the thieves knew what they were stealing.