Colombia's FARC rebels should have all their weapons turned over by June after almost 7000 of them reached demobilisation zones across the country.
Ecuador's leftist candidate Lenin Moreno looks set to win a presidential election but may still face a run-off in April with former banker Guillermo Lasso.
Partial official results put ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno clearly ahead in Sunday's presidential election, although it was unclear whether he had enough...

Lonesome George returns to Galapagos

The body of the giant tortoise known as Lonesome Georgeis returning to the Galapagos Islands where it lived and died.
More than 1,000 Brazilian police have broken an eight day strike that resulted in a sixfold increase in murders.
After a week of anarchy and a death toll of more than 120, Brazilian authorities have reached an agreement with police to end their strike.
The Brazilian army has been brought in to end days of violence and looting in the state of Espirito Santo as the state's police continue a six-day strike.
The governor of a Brazilian state where police have been on strike for five days, leading to bloody chaos, said more soldiers were coming to help.
Forest fires ravaging southern Chile have now killed 11 people, President Michelle Bachelet said Saturday, as firefighters waged an all-out battle to extinguish...
Officials are working to stop an outbreak of yellow fever that has killed at least 40 people in Brazil from becoming an epidemic.
Vast woodland fires in the center and south of Chile have caused "the biggest forestry disaster in our history," President Michelle Bachelet said on Monday,...
Brazil's government is enlisting the help of the armed forces in resolving a serious crisis in the nation's prisons.

Study to unlock mysteries of sun

A group of scientists in Chile are pointing radio telescopes towards the sun in a bid to unlock its mysteries.
A shooting erupted during an electronic music festival at a Mexican beach resort early Monday, leaving five people dead, including one in a stampede as revelers...
Twenty-seven inmates have died in a riot in a Brazilian jail sparked by a war between rival drug factions.

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