Inmates lined up during a security operation under the watch of police at the Izalco prison in San Salvador. Photograph: El Salvador President Press Office via AP

Rights groups condemned El Salvador’s president on Monday for releasing startling photos of hundreds of jailed gang members stripped to underwear and (...)

Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard (left), receives former president from Bolivia Evo Morales  and former vice president Álvaro García Linera at the International Airport of Mexico City, Mexico on Tuesday. Photograph: Maria Guzmán/EPA

Bolivia’s former leader Evo Morales landed in Mexico on Tuesday pledging to stay in politics as security forces back home quelled unrest over the lon(...)

Opposition supporters celebrate the resignation of Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, in La Paz on Sunday. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Sunday he was resigning to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election,(...)

 Bolivian president Evo Morales during a press conference in El Alto. Photograph:  Enzo De Luca/Bolivian Presidency/AFP

Bolivian president Evo Morales agreed on Sunday to hold a new presidential election at the recommendation of the Organization of American States (OAS)(...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace, La Casa Grande del Pueblo, in La Pazon Thursday. Photograph:  David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivian president Evo Morales rebuked a regional election observer mission on Thursday for questioning the legitimacy of what he insisted was an outr(...)

Police guard streets near the Peruvian Congress, in Lima, after the dissolution of Congress. Photograph: EPA

Peru’s vice-president renounced her claim to the presidency on Tuesday in a surprise twist to a constitutional crisis, dealing a fresh blow to a rebel(...)

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor: Luisa Ortega in front of the public prosecutor’s office in Caracas. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Political turmoil gripping Venezuela deepened on Saturday as attorney general Luisa Ortega, previously a loyalist but now a fierce critic of President(...)

 Venezuelan opposition activists   protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas: Using branches, rocks and rubbish, demonstrators blocked the main thoroughfare in the capital. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro staged sit-ins and roadblocks across Venezuela on Monday to press for elections, sparking new unrest and a death(...)

A street vendor sits next to graffiti depicting Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Dialogue between the Venezuelan government and opposition could provide a platform from which they could request help from the international communit(...)

A group of people crosses the border from Venezuela to Colombia on a boat navigating the Sardinata River in Puerto Santander, Colombia. Photograph: Manuel Hernandez/EPA

Brazil and Argentina’s foreign ministers visited Bogotá on Friday in an effort to kick-start dialogue between Colombia and Venezuela over a border (...)