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Two weeks after residents of Tlaquepaque, Mexico began complaining about a terrible smell coming from a local warehouse, they discovered the reason for the odor was a refrigerated truck with 150 unclaimed bodies inside.
Pope Francis has expelled the Reverend Cristian Precht Bañados of Chile, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Santiago.
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF Phoenix Field Division's allowance of illegal gun sales to track sellers and purchasers.
Cuba's new leader has denied his country had any involvement in "sonic" attacks against US diplomats in the country.
Police are questioning two people after a group of men in mariachi outfits opened fire at a Mexico City restaurant, killing five people, an official with the city's Secretary of Public Security Office told CNN on Sunday.
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Venezuela and learn more about one of the top oil-producing countries in the world.
A bid to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic Ocean was defeated by pro-whaling nations at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) conference in Florianopolis, Brazil on Tuesday.
Imprisoned former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva abandoned his party's presidential bid on Tuesday, likely making way for far-right frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro to win the election, now just weeks away.
Read CNN's Guantánamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts and learn more about its detention facility, sometimes called "Gitmo."
The Spix's macaw made its famous onscreen debut as a charming parrot named Blu in Disney's animated film "Rio." But a new study shows the Brazilian bird is now extinct in the wild.
Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro is recovering in a hospital after being stabbed during a rally while campaigning weeks ahead of elections.
Mexican investigators used drones and ground-penetrating to search an area in coastal Veracruz state that yielded the skulls of at least 166 people, officials said Thursday.
Police in Rio de Janeiro clashed with hundreds of protesters Monday amid growing outrage over the cause of a fire that destroyed Brazil's oldest and most important historical museum.
A massive fire engulfed Brazil's National Museum, destroying priceless artifacts dating back 11,000 years.
At least eleven people were killed in a bus crash in southern Ecuador Saturday morning, officials say.
Brazil's top electoral court has barred former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running for reelection because of a corruption conviction, just weeks before Brazilians go to the polls for a vote in which he was considered a frontrunner despite being in prison.
View the Hurricane Statistics Fast Facts on CNN and learn information about the deadliest and costliest tropical storms, tropical depressions and hurricanes.
More than 300 endangered sea turtles were found dead near the southern coast of Mexico, the country's environmental officials said.
Brazil is sending troops to its northern border to "guarantee law and order" amid an ongoing crisis which is seeing thousands of Venezuelans attempting to cross into neighboring countries and beyond.
An isolated Amazon tribe with no known contact with the outside world has been spotted by a drone flying over the Brazilian jungle, according to the country's National Indian Foundation.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Tuesday near Yaguaraparo, off the northeastern coast of Venezuela, according to the US Geological Survey.
Officer Celeste Jaqueline Ayala had recently became a mother herself. She could tell from the wails the infant needed food.
Read Cuba Fast Facts from CNN to learn more about this communist country located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 90 miles south of Florida.