A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.
The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant, Grupo Mexico.
The Peruvian authorities announce a new anti-logging commission after the killings of four indigenous leaders in the Amazon rainforest.
The body of a British woman missing since a hurricane hit the Mexican coast last weekend has been found, state prosecutors say.
Argentina's president discusses global finance with the Pope in private talks at the Vatican prior to a UN meeting about spiralling national debt.
Peru's largest prison has a bank run entirely by inmates, for inmates so they can save for their release and re-establish trustworthiness.
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor
How I got my driving licence without taking a test
A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.
Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores is transferred to police custody after having his house arrest revoked by a court in the capital, San Salvador.
Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
Uefa president Michel Platini insists he will not return a watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation.
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile.
28 Fifa executive committee members are asked to return valuable watches they received as gifts during the 2014 World Cup.
Officials in Chile say three people have been arrested in connection with a bomb that injured 14 people at a subway station in Santiago earlier this month.
Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day.
A Colombian women's cycling team says it will not stop wearing its flesh-coloured kit despite criticism from the sport's governing body.
Medical staff go on trial in Argentina charged with kidnapping babies born in captivity to left-wing prisoners during military rule.