Friday, December 16
Venezuela's highest denomination banknote has ceased to be legal tender, in a move that has caused cash chaos and long queues at banks this week.
Tuesday, November 29
A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia.
Monday, October 10
From the air, the path left by the power and fury of Hurricane Matthew is clearly visible. Trees stripped of foliage, scattered like matchsticks on the hilltops. Homes shredded bare, roofs blown away. Around what is left of nearly every house in the hills and on the coastline, personal belongings and debris scattered like confetti.
Friday, October 07
The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to end his country's long-running civil war with FARC rebels.
Friday, September 23
Marriott International closed Friday morning on its $13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, bringing together its Marriott, Courtyard and Ritz Carlton brands with Starwood's Sheraton, Westin, W and St. Regis properties.
Thursday, September 22
A big fire at a power plant has left 1.5 million people without electricity in the US territory of Puerto Rico.
Thursday, September 01
Brazil's first female president is out of a job, but not barred from the ballot if she wants to run again.
Thursday, August 18
US Olympic swimmers in Rio de Janeiro invented a story about a robbery in an effort to disguise a dispute over a damaged petrol station door, police sources have told the BBC.
Thursday, July 14
Le secteur du textile explore de nouveaux horizons. Après l’Europe, l’Amérique du Nord et l’Afrique – plus particulièrement l’Afrique du Sud –, c’est l’Amérique latine qui est se présente comme un marché en devenir pour Maurice.
Tuesday, June 21
At least eight people were killed in clashes in southern Mexico over the weekend when police and members of a teachers' union faced off in violent confrontations, a senior state official said, piling fresh pressure on the country's embattled ruling party.