Rio de Janeiro marks 450 years since it was founded
An ex-minister in Peru is charged with involvement in the killing of a journalist during the Shining Path rebel insurgency in the 1980s.
The Argentine who made a fortune and opened his own museum
The world's worst interview - with one of the loneliest men on Earth
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December.
The city of Rio de Janeiro is celebrating its 450th anniversary on Sunday with a series of events.
Police in Brazil arrest an American man suspected of sexually assaulting young women while running a religious group in the US state of Minnesota.
Uruguay bids farewell to Jose Mujica - the leader as good as his word
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced measures to impose limits on US diplomats working in the country.
A 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile's president to allow her to die in an online video viewed by thousands of people.
The head of Argentina's national fire control agency is sacked as a huge forest fire threatens a renowned national park in Patagonia.
The former head of Colombia's secret police, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, has been found guilty of spying on politicians, judges and journalists.
Wanted men and women could hinder improved US-Cuba ties
Has the music died for Brazil's middle class?
Katy Watson describes how the net closed in on Mexico's most wanted drug lord Servando "La Tuta" Gomez who was captured on Friday morning.
American and Cuban diplomats are meeting in Washington in a new round of negotiations that seek to restore full relations between the two countries.
Mexican security forces confirm the arrest of the country's most wanted drug lord - Knights Templar chief Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez.
As the US tweaks its web regulations, Cuba is looking to radically update its internet infrastructure.
How a Brazilian politician was mocked online
Why 2015 may be the year for Colombia authors