Huge crowds in El Salvador attend the beatification of Oscar Romero - the Roman Catholic archbishop murdered during the 1980-92 civil war.
Colombia's security forces kill at least five rebels from the Farc a day after the left-wing rebel group suspended its unilateral ceasefire.
A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
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Oscar Romero is celebrated in El Salvador but divisions remain
Car manufacturing in Mexico is ramping up
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