Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
Colombia's Farc rebels have killed five soldiers in an ambush, the army says, hours before they are due to start an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire.
World leaders have welcomed a historic move by the US to end more than 50 years of hostility towards Cuba and restore diplomatic relations, but, what does it mean for Cubans?
Greenpeace will co-operate with an investigation by a Peruvian court to determine responsibility for damage caused by activists at the Nazca Lines, the group's chief executive says.
Havana residents debate the thawing of US-Cuba ties
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Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
US-Cuba thaw is praised in the Latin American media but slammed in Cuban-American circles
Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.
Cuban ex-pat Raul Marchena-Margadan says the thaw in Cuba-US relations will have a "massive impact" on the lives of Cubans.
World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.
Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations.
Five big economic upsides of the US-Cuba deal
Colombia's Farc rebels declare a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period of time, but the government is yet to respond to the move.
The US and Cuba announce moves to normalise diplomatic and economic ties in a major shift, following the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross.
What Cubans are saying about historic pact
Hundreds of couples dance a mass tango in Rome's St Peter's Square in honour of Pope Francis' 78th birthday.
The US and Cuba strike a prisoner swap deal that involves the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans, US officials have announced.
The face of the Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is to feature on Colombian bank notes, the country's lawmakers decide.
At least 11 people are killed in a shoot-out between rival vigilante groups in the western Mexican state of Michoacan.