Peru has acted a law that authorises military planes to shoot down suspected drug flights.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets in dozens of Brazilian cities on Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff,...
President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency amid increasing activity in the Cotopaxi volcano.
In a case that's drawn criticism from human rights groups, a child rape victim has given birth after being denied an abortion in Paraguay.
Houses covering a hill in the Mexican town of Palmitas have been transformed into swirling rainbow as part of a large-scale art project that took more than two...
Pope Francis has condemned the persecution of Christians in the Middle East as genocide during his Bolivian visit.
A video has emerged of a stowaway cat holding on for dear life onboard an open air flight in South America. And it’s fur real.
Doctors have discovered a calcified foetus inside a 92-year-old woman in Chile.
Police in Colombia have arrested a woman from Honduras with breast implants containing 1.5 kilograms of liquid cocaine.
Authorities say the death toll in the Colombian mudslide has risen to 83, with the number of people still missing unclear.
Eighty-six-year-old General Manuel Contreras has racked up 500 years in prison sentences as the former chief of a fear spy agency in Chile.
A Chilean teenage girl who made a YouTube video in an unsuccessful plea to end her life, has died from lung problems caused by cystic fibrosis.
The Haitian government is launching a public awareness campaign to educate Haitian parents about dodgy international adoption schemes.
A mentally disabled 11-year-old girl will be able to keep her baby, after a Uruguayan judge ruled the courts don't have the authority to order an abortion.
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Beijing is marking 70 years since the end of World War II today with a parade showing off its massive military might.
The UN High Commission for Refugees estimates that 300,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year and 2,500 people have lost their lives in...
A group of Muslim schoolgirls is encouraging others to take up sport as a way of bringing the community together and breaking down social stigmas.
With a little more than a year left in office, Barack Obama may be closing in on his post-presidency plans.
Every wave of immigration creates fear and resentment, but ultimately the migrants form a new version of the country they came to, Robert Young Pelton writes.
New Zealand has released its final list of four flag designs to be voted on in a public referendum in November.
Australian families who lose loved ones to drug overdose are dealing with their grief alone because of a damaging and persistent stigma.