Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reappeared in a live television broadcast, the first time he has been seen in public view since returning from cancer treatment in Cuba almost two weeks ago.
The mystery surrounding the deaths of at least 877 dolphins in Peru deepened as the government said human activity was not to blame but failed to pinpoint a natural cause for the massive die-off.
Guatemalan police arrested a former attorney general on Thursday on charges that include money laundering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.