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Ex-Panama president's jail letter blames U.S. for extradition

Former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli, jailed in Miami on spying charges while awaiting extradition to his home country, said in a letter released Friday that the United States reneged on promises from some U.S. officials to offer him a safe-haven.

Kidnap charge spotlights justice divide in Mexican election

An ex-member of an informal police force running for Mexico's Senate is battling attacks labelling her a "kidnapper," drawing attention to radical proposals by her ally, presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, to end the drug war.

U.S. warns Syria of 'firm' measures for ceasefire violations

The United States warned Syria on Friday it would take "firm and appropriate measures" in response to ceasefire violations, saying it was concerned about reports of an impending military operation in a de-escalation zone in the country's southwest.