Forgotten victims of Bolivia's military rule demand recognition
Security officials in Mexico announce that they have killed Nazario Moreno, a drug lord who was reported to have been shot dead three years ago.
Officials in Michoacan, Mexico say that they have shot dead drug lord Nazario Moreno - The Craziest One - who was reported killed in 2010.
Voting is under way in a run-off election in El Salvador, where ex-guerrilla commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren could become president.
Thousands of Venezuelan students and opposition supporters take part in an anti-government rally in the capital, Caracas, on Women's Day.
A baby hippo has been born at Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo - the first in 16 years.
Rubbish is piling up in Rio de Janeiro as the Brazilian city's street cleaners continue a strike, despite an announced agreement with the union.
Rio Carnival officially ended on Wednesday but piles of rubbish left on the city's streets are still waiting be collected.
Venezuela expels Panama's ambassador and three others as President Nicolas Maduro accuses the country of meddling amid ongoing opposition rallies.
On the streets in the birthplace of Venezuela's protests
Police in Argentina say they have foiled a scheme to smuggle cocaine into Europe by hiding the drug in specially-designed skis.
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the highlands of Africa and South America, scientists say.
Cuba accepts an EU invitation to launch negotiations aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the European bloc.
A group of UN-appointed experts are demanding answers from the Venezuelan government to allegations that protesters were beaten and tortured.
Images from Venezuela marking one year since Chavez's death
Samba schools wins carnival parade with Ayrton Senna theme
Costa Rica presidential candidate Johnny Araya, from the governing party, says he is abandoning his campaign for April's run-off election.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro breaks diplomatic relations with Panama over its request for the OAS to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.
Archaeologists in Mexico say they have unearthed a 1,500-year-old pre-Hispanic tomb with the sculpture of a long-faced shaman guarding it.