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.
More than 20 endangered whales have been founded beached on the Chilean coast.
Low-cost street lights are brightening up public spaces and creating a safer environment for women in Bogotá, Colombia.
Several of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground in 2010 have lost their homes in floods in the same region.
Dozens of people have been killed during storms which brought intense rains, landslides and high waves to Ecuador and Chile, with many more missing.
A Peru crash involving three buses and a truck has left 37 people dead and another 70 people hurt.
Indigenous leaders from Peru's Amazon region say they're still waiting for government protection from illegal loggers.
Chile is facing a "massive environmental catastrophe" due to wildfires in its south.
A plane has crashed into a lake in eastern Uruguay, killing all 10 people on board, rescue officials say.
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