Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, Red Cross officials say
A team of Swedish extreme adventurers on a 10-day race through the Amazon rainforest have adopted a stray dog who started following them around after they fed him.
Mexican farmers hold a protest wearing just underpants and a photograph to protest against alleged abuse of power.
Tortured former Chilean political prisoners fight for justice
The University of Texas acquires the archives of Nobel prize-winning late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.
Lionel Messi's La Liga goals season by season
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Spanish league's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Sevilla.
Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says.
Pole-dancers have been practising in the streets in Buenos Aires ahead of the South American Pole-Dancing Championships, which start on Saturday.
Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students.
The Mexican government says it needs to do more to uphold the rule of law in the country, following weeks of nationwide protests over the disappearance of 43 students in September.
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
My family was deported while I was at school
Two retired Chilean colonels - Ramon Caceres and Edgar Cevallos - are jailed for torturing the father of President Michelle Bachelet in 1973.
The UK criticises an Argentine law requiring public transport vehicles to carry signs declaring the country's sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands.
Why young Mexicans are tired of living in fear
President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to give more than four million undocumented migrants work permits "damages the presidency" says a Republican leader.