Latin America & Caribbean
Venezuela expels Panama diplomats
Venezuela expels Panama's ambassador and three others as President Nicolas Maduro accuses the country of meddling amid ongoing opposition rallies.
Rio bin men on strike despite deal
Rubbish is piling up in Rio de Janeiro as the Brazilian city's street cleaners continue a strike, despite an announced agreement with the union.
Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes'
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
Cuba agrees to open talks with EU
Cuba accepts an EU invitation to launch negotiations aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the European bloc.
Argentina finds drugs hidden in skis
Police in Argentina say they have foiled a scheme to smuggle cocaine into Europe by hiding the drug in specially-designed skis.
Costa Rica candidate withdraws
Costa Rica presidential candidate Johnny Araya, from the governing party, says he is abandoning his campaign for April's run-off election.
Chevron wins Ecuador legal battle
A judge in the US rules that lawyers representing Amazonian villagers used bribes to secure a multi-billion dollar ruling against US oil firm Chevron.
Nicaraguan leader re-emerges
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appears in public after an absence of 10 days which led to speculation he was sick or had died.
UN chief urges dialogue in Venezuela
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Venezuela to hear the demands of anti-government protesters and talk to the opposition.
Slim no longer world's richest man
Microsoft founder Bill Gates knocks Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim off the top spot of Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires
Mexico's Cuaron in Oscar triumph
Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron becomes the first Latino to win the best director award, adding to the film's six Oscars for technical achievement.
Guatemala volcano Pacaya erupts
A volcanic eruption 50km from Guatemala City prompts the authorities to divert planes and consider the evacuation of some 3,000 people.
Features & Analysis
Cradle of unrest
On the streets in the birthplace of Venezuela's protests
Samba schools wins carnival parade with Ayrton Senna theme
Images from Venezuela marking one year since Chavez's death
The country tackling a hard drug by legalising a soft one
Big shoes to fill
Venezuelan president marks one year since Hugo Chavez's death
Running a music festival on the beach in Mexico
Out of control
Jamaican capital 'no safer' after drug don's arrest
How anti-government protests in Venezuela have been spreading