Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago.
Chile arrests Col Cristian Labbe, former aide to ex-military leader Augusto Pinochet, over the killings of 13 political prisoners in the 1970s.
Official results from Bolivia's presidential election confirm incumbent president Evo Morales has won a third term in office and will govern until 2020.
Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 67.
Twenty-two people have died in Nicaragua during several days of heavy rains, nine of them in the capital Managua when a wall collapsed.
Bermudians are clearing up the damage after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo felled trees and downed power lines on the small Atlantic island.
Mexican authorities say they have captured the suspected leader of a criminal gang allegedly involved in the disappearance of 43 students.
The Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff says she is in good health after a bout of dizziness at the end of a TV debate with her opponent Aecio Neves.
West Indies pull out midway through their India tour over a pay dispute, on a day of confusion and conflicting statements.
A group of Caribbean countries will deny entry to foreigners who have travelled through the three West African countries most affected by Ebola.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says Colombian paramilitaries ordered the murder of a governing party lawmaker in his home in Caracas.
More graves have been found near the southern Mexican town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing last month, people searching for them say.
Turkey fails to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council, with members voting in favour of Spain and New Zealand instead.
New calls for US to end crippling embargo of Cuba
Bolivian politician may have to eat his timepiece
Photographer goes from silver mine to wet plate in Peru
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Why Cali's mayor is using science to fight crime
Student killings put Mexican president under pressure
Why foreign migrants receive a warm welcome in Brazil
From Latin America
Nicaragua rains: Downpours leave 22 dead
Mexican 'gang leader' arrested
Brazil police 'catch serial killer'
'We are determined to find the 43'
Mexico students 'not in mass grave'