Thousands of indigenous Peruvian women say they were forcibly sterilised in a state family planning scheme.
Photos taken during the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution and during recent unrest highlight some similarities. BBC Mundo's Arturo Wallace in the capital Managua explains what we can learn from them.
Officials say the city has been liberated, while rights groups say excessive force was used.
The impact of European settlers on the country is preserved in a detailed soil record, researchers have found.
The celebrity plastic surgeon vanished after a woman died following buttock enhancement injections.
More than 50 people are detained, mostly Colombians, President Vizcarra says.
An undocumented Mexican student shares the impact that checkpoints in Texas have on her daily life.
Mexico's new President Obrador says he will reduce his salary by 60%.
Charter company Damojh says "human error" by the crew caused the crash in May which left 112 dead.
The top tier Central Coast Mariners have been pursuing the champion sprinter for months now.
Jim Chilton carries a gun and has to watch out for cartels moving drugs and people through his land.
A closer look at how the deadly protests in Nicaragua developed and what the demonstrators want.
A human rights group says another 10 people have been killed as police move in to opposition strongholds.
Argentina and manager Jorge Sampaoli "mutually agree" to terminate his contract in the wake of the team's disappointing World Cup.
Amateurs and professionals worked together to create the structure, using more than 500,000 roses.
Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant says the country's president has accepted his resignation.
The communist state's new constitution will limit presidential terms and recognise private property.
Gemma Handy travels to Kalinago Territory to meet some of the Eastern Caribbean's last indigenous people.
At least one young man is killed in an attack on a church where dozens of students sought shelter.
Natalia Betancourt was picked out of the crowd by cameras at the World Cup 2014, launching her into an unexpected world of fame.
Cândido Godói is a village in Brazil with ten times more twins than the national average
Scientists scanning a pyramid in Morelos state for earthquake damage discover remains of a temple.
AFP photographer Yuri Cortez was swept off his feet by footballers after Mario Mandzukic's winning goal.
A bridge under construction has been destroyed after a partial collapse killed nine people.
President Sánchez Cerén was ordered to testify about the disappearance of an ambassador in 1979.
Border Patrol reportedly accused the mayor of illegally crossing the border near El Paso, Texas.
The California woman allegedly told the grandfather "go back to your country" while attacking him.
A zoo in Mexico City is thrilled to be the home of an unusually large litter of Mexican wolves.
Tactile boards have been introduced in Chile's capital to make the city's murals more accessible.
The 27-year-old was hit by a stray bullet while leaving a restaurant, say Mexican officials.