Thousands of patients struggling with the collapse of the health system will receive free treatment.
The sight of hungry Venezuelan migrants on country roads has become commonplace in South America.
The US says Assad Ahmad Barakat has laundered money for the Lebanese militant group in South America.
The pop icon, designer, actress says she "couldn't be more proud" to take on the government role.
All eyes were on nine young golden retrievers at Chile's annual military parade in Santiago.
Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador insists he will sell the presidential jet, despite the delay.
Offensive remarks have triggered an online campaign against leading Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.
UN statistics show the total cocaine production area rose to its highest recorded level in 2017.
Transport police in Bogotá makes a group of fare dodgers mop the floors as punishment.
The refrigerated trailer contained some 150 unclaimed corpses because local mortuaries were full.
Is the response by neighbouring countries and international organisations adequate?
Video of Nicolás Maduro eating in an Istanbul steak restaurant causes anger in crisis-hit Venezuela.
The refrigerated container holds at least 100 corpses - because the local mortuaries are all full.
Arthur Medici, an engineering student from Brazil, was an avid outdoorsman, his family says.
Kenyan runner Joseph Kiprono Kiptum hit by a car as he was leading a half marathon in Colombia.
Police in Brazil found $1.5m in cash and luxury watches worth $15m in two bags, local media say.
Miguel Díaz-Canel says he wants to eliminate discrimination of all types.
Cândido Godói is a village of 7,000 inhabitants in the south of Brazil that has a phenomenal number of twin births.
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez inflicts Gennady Golovkin's first ever defeat to win the WBA and WBC world middleweight titles.
Once said to be a "pirate poison", rum is experiencing growth as a premium product in the Caribbean.
They open fire on the edge of an area packed with tourist bars, sending onlookers fleeing.
What do Nicaraguans make of the country's unrest which has left hundreds of people dead?
The non-binding declaration by the International Whaling Commission angers pro-whaling nations.
Andorra alleges companies doing business with Venezuela's state oil company were overcharged.
Antonio Saca is the first former president of El Salvador to be sentenced for corruption.
Chile's abuse scandal began when Dr James Hamilton spoke out about being abused by a priest, Fernando Karadima.
His Workers' Party is now counting on a relatively unknown candidate to win the presidency.
A closer look at the career of the metalworker turned president who has dominated Brazil's politics.
The Argentine football legend has started his new job as manager of second-division club Dorados,
A US treasury official says Venezuela's government is overcharging for food and pocketing the excess.