16 July 2014
Fears of mass civil unrest in Brazil during the World Cup turned out to unfounded, not least because of the government's heavy-handedness, writes our Rio correspondent Wyre Davies.
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.
The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.
If there is consolation in a World Cup rout, it is that Brazil must now ditch the pragmatism stifling their game, says Tim Vickery.
Reporting Ecuador by going beyond the headlines
Call it something else, says Argentina's president
The Mexican women helping migrants survive their perilous journey
The book claiming to lift the lid on Escobar's death - and more tales
Brazil's rising musical master of experimentation
Mexico abuse allegations raise awkward questions
How one man's failure to get a cab drove him to try to fix the problem
Argentine icon with a hidden jewel goes on sale - and more tales
The rock duo with the powerful sound
The Mexican mothers who deny their children deserved to die
A new hotel initiative allows guests to decide how much their stay was worth
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