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Provides and overview, basic information as well as key dates for this Central American country
Guatemalan former military leader Efrain Rios Montt has his conviction for genocide overturned by the constitutional court.
Bolivia passes a law which could allow President Evo Morales to be elected for a third time, despite claims that it is unconstitutional.
The government of Venezuela is trying to import 50 million rolls of toilet paper before supermarket shelves run out of stock.
An exhibition of personal memorabilia which belonged to the Argentine icon Eva Peron is going on tour in a number of Latin American countries.
The president of Azerbaijan orders an investigation into why his country gave Russia "nul points" at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest.
Two Brazilian tourists are killed and more than 20 others injured as two hot-air balloons collide in Turkey's Cappadocia region.
Tim Vickery on how Real Garcilaso have gone from being formed to the quarter-finals of South America's Champions League - in four years
A senior doctor treating Alberto Fujimori says the jailed former president of Peru has severe and worsening health problems.
How barefoot Indian tribe inspired a US fitness revolution
Colombia's main rebel group, the Farc, denies it is moving too slowly to end five decades of conflict, six months after peace talks began.
Two men suspected of killing Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of US political activist Malcolm X, are remanded in custody in Mexico.
The leaders of the main gangs in El Salvador vow to maintain a 14-month-long truce, but say political changes threaten the peace.
Five decades after Fidel Castro ordered Cuba's golf courses to be closed down because he considered them "elitist", the island's communist government has approved the construction of a luxury golf resort.
People in Argentina have been reacting to the death of one of its controversial former military leaders, Jorge Rafael Videla.
Hundreds of birds and marine animals wash up on the Chilean coast, raising fears fishermen might be flouting a ban on blast fishing.
Argentina grapples with Videla legacy
Inmates at a Brazil jail have taken to knitting in an enterprise with a local fashion designer which sees them earn one day off their sentence for every three days spent knitting.
Argentina's former military leader Jorge Rafael Videla has died aged 87 while serving a sentence for crimes against humanity, local media report.
Revelations that Costa Rica's president used a jet belonging to a Colombian with alleged links to drug trafficking have led to three resignations.