For decades now, the evolving role of congressional oversight of US intelligence has involved major clashes and scandals, from the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s to the intelligence abuses that led to the 2003 war in Iraq.
Millions of Cubans took to the streets on Wednesday in protest over new sanctions imposed on the Caribbean island by the Trump administration and US efforts to topple the government of socialist ally Venezuela.
Under self-appointed interim President Juan Guaidó, Venezuela is poised to accept US humanitarian aid into the beleaguered country. But the history of US intervention in Latin America under the banner of democracy is fraught with connections to crimes against humanity.
Sexual abuse allegations against a popular actor have rocked Argentina in recent weeks. Thousands of women have come forward with their stories of sexual assault using the hashtag, #Miracomonosponemo, meaning, "Look at what you've done to us."
The crisis in Venezuela is threatening to overwhelm Colombia and other countries in South America and is likely to test their good will in 2019 as migration and asylum claims from other Latin America nations pick up.
Many Central American countries deal with their urban gang problems with fierce crackdowns and harsh prison sentences. Nicaragua is trying a different strategy... one that's brought peace to many gang neighborhoods. Reporter Mary Stucky explains.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steve Stecklow, investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about bogus evidence that's been introduced in lawsuits that Nicaraguan peasants have filed against the fruit and vegetable company, Dole.
Marco Werman gets details from reporter Steve Stecklow on a new mosque recently built in Nicaragua. There are conflicting reports on how it was funded; including rumors has that it was built with Iranian money.
Thursday night at the Latin Grammys, keep your eyes peeled for a newcomer to the awards. He is Nicaraguan singer and songwriter Ramon Mejia and he's been nominated in the best alternative album category. The World's Marco Werman has more.
The World's William Troop reports on a border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The two nations can't agree over a part along the San Juan River, near the Caribbean coast. And they've been squabbling over it for more than 100 years.
Our Geo Quiz is about cigars this time. The best cigars come from Cuba. At least that's what cigar aficionados say. But it's been illegal to import Cuban cigars to the US since the 1960s. We want you to name two of the most popular with cigar lovers.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jennifer McCoy, who directs the Carter Center's Americas Program, about life in Nicaragua after the 1979 revolution experience and the lessons that experience could offer Arab nations like Tunisia and Egypt.