The Organization of American States assembly, meeting in Tiquipaya, Bolivia, passed a resolution urging the Argentine and British governments to find a peaceful way to solve the Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute.
Adolfo Calero, a leader of the US-backed Contra rebels that unsuccessfully fought to oust Nicaragua's left-wing Sandinista government in the 1980s, has died aged 80.
Peru's top court has ruled Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot can be extradited to the United States in connection with the 2005 disappearance in Aruba of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, but only after serving a Peruvian prison sentence for murder.
President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, made his first public appearance before the press today since April, after meeting with a part of the Belarus government.
Brazil's ex President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva admitted during a television interview that he will be presidential candidate in the 2014 elections if current Head of State Dilma Rousseff does not run for re-election.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas freed French reporter Romeo Langlois today, a month after taking him hostage in a firefight that showed the leftist group is still a menace despite a decade of military blows.
Hundreds of Peruvians marched in support of the country's biggest-ever mining project, a day after the government implemented emergency powers to control an anti-mining protest in the South that turned deadly.
Colombian rebels FARC released video of reporter Romeo Langlois to Venezuelan official news station Telesur today as the first proof of life since the journalist was taken hostage on April 28.
While in an official visit to Bolivia, Vice-President Amado Boudou thanked the neighbouring country for the support it gave Argentina in its sovereignty claim of the Malvinas Islands. Present during the ceremony were ten former veterans of the 1982 war.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff vetoed divisive elements of a new law that relaxes the forest cover farmers must preserve on their land, taking a stand against the agricultural lobby that pushed a more lenient version through Congress.