Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking continuing nationwide protests.
Mexican archaeologists uncover treasures from Teotihuacan
Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.
Torrential rains and strong winds in central Argentina cause severe flooding, damage homes and force dozens of people to evacuate.
Venezuela is recalling its ambassador to Spain a week after the Spanish prime minister called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.
Mexicans share portraits of kidnapped students
Chile allows first medical marijuana plant
Thieves steal a tennis racquet that was in the hands of a newly unveiled statue of Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini in Buenos Aires.
The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, fails in his attempt to sue Activision after a character based on him appeared in a Call of Duty game.
A new study confirms that giant tortoise numbers on one of the Galapagos Islands have bounced back thanks to captive breeding.
Six students and four staff from a school in Brazil's Sao Paulo state are killed when the bus they were travelling in crashes into a lorry.
Stock markets in Brazil have fallen sharply following the re-election of left-wing President Dilma Rousseff.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he will "purge" the police force after alleging officers were involved in the murder of lawmaker Robert Serra.
Mexican authorities looking for 43 students who disappeared after protests last month investigate a suspected mass grave - the second this month.
Relatives of 80 victims of Peru's Dirty War receive their exhumed bodies at a ceremony in the city of Ayacucho.
Haitians protest in the capital Port-au-Prince as a new postponement of long-delayed legislative and municipal elections is announced.
'Extinct' species turns up in Bermuda alley - and more tales
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups agree a deal to buy banana giant Chiquita, just days after shareholders rejected a deal with rival Fyffes.
Brazilian voters share their views
President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for a second term, after securing more than 51% of votes in a closely-fought election.