Latin America & Caribbean
New clashes in Rio over dancer death
Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.
Bolivia dismisses protesting troops
Bolivia's military chiefs have ordered the dismissal of more than 700 troops who have been protesting to demand better working conditions.
Mexico and Guatemala rescue migrants
Mexico and Guatemala say they have rescued dozens of people from captivity and arrested 14 of their alleged human traffickers.
Argentina approves Repsol payment
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.
Oldest baseball player dies aged 102
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.
Bogota mayor Petro reinstalled
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reinstates the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, to his post following a court order to that effect.
Poniatowska awarded Cervantes Prize
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.
Brazil ex-president 'not murdered'
Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered.
Colombian tribute to Garcia Marquez
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.
Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20%
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%.
Future of the net debated in Brazil
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.
Features & Analysis
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories
Rio's controversial plays that highlight inequality
Us and them
Old divisions die hard in Rio's violent favelas
My boy's button
How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
Meet the Brazilian pensioners who live for the big wave
Remembering Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the political historian
'They are we'
Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village