Aside from Chavez or the Mexican drug war, there isn’t much coverage in the US that I can think of.
Latin America is full of middle income democracies, and some of them (Mexico, Brazil) have big economies that will continue to grow rapidly. Because of that you’d assume they’d be taken more seriously by the US media. But right now I don’t know if there is any real appreciation of the role nations like Brazil can or will play in international affairs or economics.
There are concerns about the role a nation like China or Russia can play in the US’s foreign policy, economy, etc. No idea why a place like Brazil doesn’t get mentioned. Maybe part of it is just arrogance in the US, we’ve got a lot of american exceptionalism here, and the idea that nations like Brazil and China are rising while we decline isn’t easy to stomach. As a pure guess, I think in the US we may have a paternalistic view of latin america, like they are poor, destitute people who need us to save them from communism. That mentality isn’t compatible with the idea of nations as powerful, independent allies or competitors.
I have no idea how Latin America is seen in Canada, the UK, Australia, NZ, etc.
Like someone else said, you don’t hear much about Africa. But Africa doesn’t have the economic clout or political maturity that Latin America does.