A community in western Cuba has traced songs they sing back to a village in Sierra Leone.
Fresh violence erupts in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.
Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village
Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.
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Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.
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A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing panic, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
Four thousand people living near Peru's most active volcano Ubinas are being evacuated from their homes.
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
The BBC's Will Grant reports from Mexico where readers celebrate the work of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who lived in the country for 40 years.
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The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity.
Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.
Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez whose vibrant prose conveyed an overflowing imagination
The president of the International Olympic Committee says “there is reason to be concerned” about preparations for the Rio Olympics.
Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer Cheo Feliciano dies in a car crash in his native island aged 78.