Striking police officers in Argentina's second largest city are to be given a pay rise, after a wave of looting and robberies spread across Cordoba.
Brazil admits that all its stadiums still under construction for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready by Fifa's original 31 December deadline.
Radioactive medical material taken when a truck was stolen near Mexico City on Monday has been found, local officials say.
After legislating on the prices of electronics, toys and clothes, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signs a decree controlling the prices of cars.
Radioactive medical material - cobalt-60 - taken when a truck was stolen in Mexico has been found, but its condition remains unclear.
A 26-year-old homeless man is sentenced to five years in jail for his role in the violence during protests in Rio de Janeiro in June.
A 20-year-old man is killed in the central Argentine city of Cordoba as groups of people take advantage of a police strike to loot shops.
A truck carrying "dangerous" radioactive medical material has been stolen near Mexico City, the UN's nuclear watchdog says.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he has proof that Monday's massive power cuts were caused by "right-wing" saboteurs.
Three stadiums being built for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will not be ready for the deadline of the end of the year, according to Fifa.
Alan Gross, a US man jailed in Cuba, asks President Obama to intervene personally to help win his release, on the fourth anniversary of his arrest.
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Thousands of small-scale Colombian farmers march in Bogota to demand the government comply with agreements to ease economic pressures on them.
Three World Cup stadiums are set to miss Fifa's completion deadline of 31 December, the governing body announces.
A Brazilian indigenous leader who starred in the land struggle film Birdwatchers has been murdered during a row with other tribe members.
Brazil's economy falls into contraction in the third quarter, with output shrinking by more than analysts had forecast, according to official state figures.
Investigators searching for two missing Mexican police officers find dozens of mass graves containing the remains of at least 64 bodies.
The ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, is charged with links to the Gulf drug cartel by US prosecutors.
A UN working group has arrived in Brazil to examine the issue of racial inequality.
Electoral authorities in Honduras agree to review vote tallies from last week's presidential elections, following allegations of fraud.