For the first time in decades at least two government opponents are standing for municipal elections in Cuba.
Eight men are shot dead at a football fan club in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in what police believe may be a drug related attack.
A gun battle leaves three dead on the streets of Reynosa, a Mexican city on the border with the US that has been plagued by drug cartel violence.
YouTuber Chumel Torres and his satirical take on Mexico
US-Cuba handshake symbolises resolute mood at Americas summit
The city with the best cup of coffee in the world
The ups and downs of Obama's relations with other leaders
The Brazilian medic using Shakespeare to help his patients
Scenes from Havana as Obama and Castro prepare to meet