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.
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.
Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this Caribbean island nation
Provides an overview of Nicaragua, including key events and facts for this South American country.
There have been clashes between protesters and police in Mexico City, as mass protests take place over the disappearance of 43 students.
Nicaragua says construction of its $50bn inter-oceanic canal will begin next month after feasibility studies are approved.
The mammoth corruption scandal surrounding Brazil's oil colossus Petrobras
Nearly five million people living illegally in the US can escape deportation under sweeping changes to be unveiled by President Barack Obama.
Mass protests are expected across Mexico for 43 missing students, whom the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang.
Earlier this year a highly controversial law was passed in Bolivia allowing children as young as ten to work.
Colombia's Farc rebels reach an agreement with the government over the conditions necessary for releasing an army general and four others.
A Chilean court orders the state to pay millions of dollars to a group of former political prisoners held on an isolated island during military rule.