Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.
Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.
Old divisions die hard in Rio's violent favelas
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, dies in at home in Havana aged 102.
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories
How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
Spain's King Juan Carlos awards the most important award in Spanish literature to Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska at a ceremony in Alcala de Henares.
A court in Colombia rules that President Juan Manuel Santos should reinstate the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, within 48 hours.
Violent protests break out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.
Meet the Brazilian pensioners who live for the big wave
Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered.
Heavily armed men have set fire to 34 buses in a Sao Paulo suburb and held employees hostage.
Colombia honours its most renowned author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in a ceremony at the capital's cathedral, less than a week after he died aged 87.
After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20%.
The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has told the BBC that Gabriel Garcia Marquez was "probably the greatest Colombian we have had in the history of our country".
Mexico and Colombia are preparing to hold memorials to renowned author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday.
Wyre Davies reflects on the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is unconcerned by criticism of his players, says South American football expert Tim Vickery
A community in western Cuba has traced songs they sing back to a village in Sierra Leone.