A massive police hunt is under way in Colombia for a man known as "Otoniel" who is said to run an enormous drug trafficking empire.
Provides an overview of Peru as well as basic facts and key dates for this South American country
Residents of Buenos Aires woke up to empty streets on Tuesday as a one-day strike by transportation workers began.
Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara is sacked by Congress over allegations that the country's spy agency gathered information on thousands of Peruvians.
A police officer in Mexico is suspended after a video posted on YouTube shows a man in uniform killing a crocodile with a machine gun.
Brazil's ex-leader Fernando Henrique Cardoso is the latest former president to join a team defending jailed Venezuelan opposition leaders.
Organisers of a friendly match between El Salvador and Argentina apologise for playing the Isle of Man's anthem by mistake.
The number of people killed in flash floods in northern Chile rises to 14 while the search continues for 20 people still missing.
World Cup's expensive legacy in Brazil as stadium lie empty
Antigua sees revival of natural remedies
The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device
Yearning for San Francisco from Mexico's Yucatan
An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.
A Chilean miner who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in the Atacama desert region.
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.
Government stimulus measures dragged Brazil out of recession last year - but possibly not for long.
Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.
Heavy rains have brought torrential floods and mudslides to parts of Peru and Chile - including the Atacama desert, one of the driest regions of the world.
Tensions remain six months after Mexico students vanished