A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.
An apparently armed man who held a hotel employee hostage in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, surrenders to police after a seven-hour stand-off.
A search is under way for dozens of Mexican students after they clashed with police at a protest in the southern town of Iguala.
Emergency workers in Peru have recovered eight bodies from the rubble of a village after a 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit the southern Cusco region.
A regional Mexican political leader, Braulio Zaragoza, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at a hotel restaurant in the popular resort of Acapulco.
A court in Cuba sentences the president of a Canadian transport company to 15 years in jail and seizes assets worth $100m (£62m).
The United Nations Human Rights Council passes resolution backing Argentina in its debt battle against US hedge funds.
Rescuers retrieve more bodies from the River Paraguay following Wednesday's boat accident, which killed Brazilian tourists and Paraguayan crew.
The Cuban government says it will punish state employees who launched perfumes named after Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez.
Eight Mexican soldiers are detained in connection with the killing of 22 alleged gang members in June, the army says.
Pope Francis dismisses the Right Reverend Rogelio Livieres Plano over his involvement in a scandal involving the alleged cover-up of sexual abuse.
Martin Beltran Coronel, who was arrested in Mexico on suspicion of being a top drug lord, has been ordered freed due to violations of due process.
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