In the U.S., support for restoring ties with Cuba rose across nearly all partisan groups, as the two countries moved this week to end more than 50 years of diplomatic conflict.
While Latin Americans approve of the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, they hold mixed views on Cuba overall and have little confidence in Raul Castro.
As a whole, Latin America enjoyed solid economic growth in the first decade of this century, with a fall in poverty, a decrease in income inequality and a rise of its middle class.
Pope Francis begins a highly anticipated seven-day South American trip on Sunday that includes stops in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. As millions of faithful Catholics prepare to welcome Pope Francis next week, here are key facts about his trip.
Revelations in September 2013 that the U.S. government had monitored the private communications of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had strained relations between the two countries.
Hispanic growth in the U.S. has slowed in recent years, and the trend continued in 2014, as evidenced by new figures released this week by the Census Bureau.
While laws allowing same-sex marriage have become more common in European countries and in U.S. states, gay marriage advocates also have gained ground in some parts of Latin America. Most recently, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling making it much easier for gay and lesbian couples to wed.
Despite some reforms, the island country's economy remains dominated by the government and state-owned enterprises.
At least one-in-five people in Japan, Germany and Italy are already aged 65 or older, and most other European countries are close behind.
There were 54 million Hispanics in the United States in 2013, comprising 17.1% of the total U.S. population. In 1980, with a population of 14.8 million, Hispanics made up just 6.5% of the total U.S. population.