En esta foto del 29 de junio del 2013, bajo un retrato del fallecido Hugo Chávez, los presidentes de Venezuela Nicolás Maduro, izq., conversa con el presidente de Nicaragua Daniel Ortega durante una cumbre de Petrocaribe en Managua. El sueño del extinto presidente Hugo Chávez de aprovechar l…
FILE - In this June 29, 2013 file photo, under a portrait of the late Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, talks with Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega during the 8th Petrocaribe Summit in Managua, Nicaragua. Chavez’s dream of leveraging Venezuela’s oil wealth to spread…
Una mujer escribe grafitis en la fachada de la Asamblea Nacional con expresiones de rechazo al presidente Daniel Ortega, en Managua, Nicaragua, el jueves 28 de noviembre de 2013. Cientos de opositores marcharon para protestar contra reformas a la constitución destinadas a abrir el camino par…
AP10ThingsToSee - An elderly homeless woman covers her face as she waits to receive donated food during a celebration honoring the "Divino Niño" or "Divine Child," in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, July 20, 2013. Catholics brought their children to the c…
If the transocean canal is built, the route would take it across Lake Nicaragua. But the project, rammed quickly through the National Assembly on Thursday and granted to an inexperienced Hong Kong firm, has its detractors among environmentalists and shipping experts.
Fotografía de archivo del 7 de junio de 2013 de una persona empujando un bote en el Lago Nicaragua, cerca de Granada, Nicaragua. (Foto AP/Esteban Felix)
A woman holds her dog in costume during an animal blessing ceremony in honor of Saint Lazarus, patron of the sick, at a church in the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, Sunday, March, 17, 2013. Catholics in Nicaragua associated Saint Lazarus with dogs, and dress up their pets for a C…
A woman lights candles during a ceremony for Hugo Chavez in Barinas, the capital of the state where Chavez was born.
A cat walks inside a home in El Crucero on the outskirts of Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Charity employees from the Funeraria del Pueblo, or People's Mortuary, prepare a wake for a 19-year-old murder victim in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
U.S. citizen Jason Puracal attended his Aug. 20 appeals hearing in Granada, Nicaragua. After two years in jail, he has won his freedom.
At a hearing, Raquel Alatorre, center, the group's suspected leader, is surrounded by fellow Mexican detainees.
As students, top photo, of the "I am 132" university movement march against the possible return of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to power ahead of Mexico's July 1 presidential election, supporters of PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto rally Sunday at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
President Obama told a press conference at the G-20 summit on Tuesday that China and Russia are "not aligned" with the U.S. in addressing the crisis in Syria.
El preso Marco Antonio Bonilla Avila,enfermero de la prisión que se incendió en Comayagua, Honduras, atiende a uno de sus compañeros reclusos el miércoles 22 de febrero de 2012. Bonilla ayudó a docenas de sus compañperos cuando se incendió la cárcel el 14 de febrero abriendo las puertas de n…
COMAYAGUA, Honduras.- Después de 17 años en prisión por asesinar a un hombre que molestaba a su padre, Marco Antonio Bonilla nunca imaginó que pasaría de ser un convicto más al héroe que le salvó la vida a decenas de internos.
Miembros no identificados de la pandilla Mara Salvatrucha,
quienes están encarcelados en la Penitenciaría Nacional de Tamara,
en Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Las prisiones en Honduras y en cualquier
otro lugar de centroamérica están llenas de presos que pertenecen a
pandillas que tienen sus raices…
Relatives prepare graves for inmates who died in a Comayagua,
Honduras, prison fire on Tuesday. The official death toll rose to
356 on Friday.
Efforts to halt the illegal mining have mostly been futile. The state of Madre de Dios prides itself on its biodiversity and eco-tourism, but 35 metric tons of mercury is released annually by miners in this state alone.
Heavy rain damaged the Haiti's Corail refugee camp, 15 miles from Port-au-Prince. The site, home to 7,000 people, is on a flood plain.
Children being entertained at a Port-au-Prince church enjoy a light moment in their misery-laden lives. Haiti's devastating earthquake was the breaking point for many families that could barely feed their kids before.
The national penitentiary was devastated along with the rest of Port-au-Prince. Eight of the country's 17 prisons were destroyed or damaged, and more than 5,000 prisoners fled.
Escaped prisoner, 19: "I'd like to … just say, 'Let me be free.' But I'm scared that they'll just lock me up again."
Haitians wait to register their displaced families and receive help from the U.N. International Organization for Migration, at the Cité Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince.
Heavy rains added to the misery for Haitians left homeless by the Jan. 12 earthquake, even the ones lucky enough to shelter in tents.