Mexico's popular radio host, Carmen Aristegui, was fired by MVS Radio in Mexico City. The station says the popular journalist was using their brand without permission, but many Mexicans suspect she was pushed out by a government embarrassed by her reporting.
Amid the celebrations this St Patrick's Day, there are also more somber commemorations taking place. In Mexico and in a small town in Galway, Ireland, they are remembering the hundreds of Irishmen who died fighting for Mexico against the United States: the San Patricio Battalion.
Radio producer Betto Arcos isn't used to being on the other side of the microphone. But when a Mexican filmmaker chose Arcos to be a subject in a documentary on successful Mexicans in the United States, how could he refuse?
An expedition has returned from the jungles of Honduras with news of the discovery of a lost city from a mysterious culture. Could it be the "Lost City of the Monkey God," a centuries-old Honduran legend?
Ariel Camacho, lead singer of the group Los Plebes del Rancho, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday. Just 22 years old, Camacho was already a big name in the world of narcocorridos, Mexico's musical odes to drug trafficking culture.
"You have to think about where you invest your time and your energy and your love, because you don’t want to waste it," says Omar Solis, a gay American student in Mexico trying to figure out how to live openly. "But that’s what it takes."
Two Mexican-born filmmakers took major prizes at the Oscars this weekend, continuing the country's winning streak at the biggest awards show in film. That success is encouraging young and emerging film students in a country where making movies remains tough.
In Portobelo, Panama, a local spin on the Carnival holiday celebrates Africans who escaped from Spanish slavery. But while it features "Diablos" with whips and kids wearing blackface, an American academic who works with locals says it's a powerful, celebratory metaphor.
Mardi Gras is not until next Tuesday. But if you're in Haiti, you could be forgiven for thinking that Carnival's been going on for several days already. Some of the popular Haitian acts are performing as well as Arcade Fire, one of the top alt-rock bands from Montreal, Canada.
US Contractor Alan Gross has been imprisoned in Cuba for the last four years on charges of spying. He's now going on a hunger strike. He says it's to protest both the Cuban and US government. Peter Kornbluh, of the National Security Archive, explains the real danger of Gross doing such a move, both for the contractor and for US Cuban relations.
Cubans may not be jamming into fleets of makeshift rafts like they did in 1994, but the number of people trying to leave the island for the US is still surprisingly high. That's even despite routes that may take them as far south as Ecuador in their quest to enter the US.
Images of Cuba are usually beautiful: bright pastel colors, warm tropical weather and the bright blue hue of the ocean. But prisoners at Guantanamo can't see any of that, even though it's right outside. Photographer Debi Cornwall went to the prison to capture those contradictions on film.
Cuban-American actress Elizabeth Peña died on Wednesday in Los Angeles at the age of 55. Fans remember her for taking on those "tent pole" roles that moved her out of stereotypical Latina characters and into the mainstream.
It was a rare political moment: the US Secretary of State paying a compliment to Cuba. But that’s what happened Friday when John Kerry commended Cuba's role in West Africa, where the island nation has sent more health workers than any other country — and plans to send even more in the coming weeks.
Iguala, Mexico is a place that's hostile to outsiders and heavily controlled by drug cartels. That makes it an extremely difficult — and dangerous — place to look for the 43 missing students who were allegedly abducted by the local police force.
It may not be deadly, but the chikungunya virus has swept across the Caribbean and led Jamaica to declare a national state of emergency. The painful illness has infected thousands, and the island's government is hoping to clamp down on the disease with new information campaigns.
Oscar de la Renta, who died on Monday at 82, was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. But after leaving at 18 and becoming famous around the world, he still maintained ties to his home and fellow fashion designers there, who are clamoring to have a street named after him.