BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For the first time, Colombia will have a leftist president. Gustavo Petro, a former rebel and a longtime legislator, won Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, galvanizing voters frustrated by decades of poverty and inequality under conservative leaders, with promises to expand social programs, tax the wealthy andContinue Reading

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For the first time, Colombia will have a leftist president. Gustavo Petro, a former rebel and a longtime legislator, won Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, galvanizing voters frustrated by decades of poverty and inequality under conservative leaders, with promises to expand social programs, tax the wealthy andContinue Reading

For the first time, Colombia will have a leftist president. Gustavo Petro, a former rebel and a longtime senator who has pledged to transform the country’s economic system, has won Sunday’s election, according to preliminary results, setting the third largest nation in Latin America on a radically new path. Mr.Continue Reading

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Former President Juan Orlando Hernández should be extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking and weapons charges, a Honduran judge ruled on Wednesday. The Honduran authorities detained Mr. Hernández in February, capping a spectacular downfall for one of Central America’s most powerful men. He is expectedContinue Reading

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The U.S. government has requested the arrest and extradition of Juan Orlando Hernández, the former Honduran president who has been accused in federal court in New York of receiving money from drug cartels. The extradition request was sent to the Honduran Foreign Ministry on Monday, according toContinue Reading

MEXICO CITY — The Honduras opposition candidate, Xiomara Castro, inched closer to an astounding presidential victory on Monday morning, promising a new era of democratic inclusion in a nation where despair has driven hundreds of thousands to the U.S. border seeking refuge in recent years. Ms. Castro, 62, held aContinue Reading

In what may be their country’s most significant elections in more than a decade, Hondurans will head to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president, a political contest that has been marred by violence and is being closely watched in Washington. With issues like violent crime and povertyContinue Reading