As part of austerity reforms the government is to cut 10 of Brazil's 39 ministries in drive to cut costs and improve efficiency
An agreemtn on the financial regime for the states parties to the arms trade treaty is to be agreed upon during the first conference.
Guatemala’s public prosecutor’s office accuses Guatemalan President Molina and his ex vice president Baldetti of being involved in a corruption scandal
The soldiers were "detained by community members" in the province of Tungurahua, where indigenous Ecuadorans have been protesting against the government for the past week-
FARC guerrillas announce extension of their cease-fire amid accusations government continues to bomb their positions
Colombia rebels have said that a ceasefire will be honored as long as the government ceased air raids on their bases
Petrobras will be penalised with a record amount of at least $1.6 bn to settle the corruption scandal surrounding the bid rigging.
Anti-government protests in more than 150 major cities call for end to corruption
Sao Paulo protest comes as congress considers taking power over native people's lands
Voters in Argentina are to take part in open primaries for presidential candidates to replace Cristina Fernandez.
Clinton's call to end the US embargo on Cuba makes her fall in line with US President Barack Obama.
Offshore oil discovery by Exxon Mobil Corp which could be a major boost to Guyana has reignited a border dispute with Venezuela.
The use of drones comes at a time when a regular publication of a blacklist of companies using slave labour has been halted.
Mexico earlier this week auctioned two of 14 blocks in a crucial oil and gas tender. The two winners are backed by New York financiers.
Brazil's corruption-fueled political crisis ramped up Thursday when prosecutors announced a probe into possible influence peddling by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5km tunnel that led to a building outside the prison
The Turkish Ministry for Religious Affairs has opened a prayer hall for Cuban muslims while the construction of the mosque is being completed.
The rate of Muslims converting to Panama is growing rapidly, with Panama being the city with the largest Muslim population in Central America.
Colombian rebels have called for a ceasefire which can hopefully provide a boost to peace talks
Uruguay settles $400 mln Venezuela oil debt at 35 pct discount
Venezuela recalls ambassador to Guyana for consultations amid an escalating row over oil exploration in a disputed offshore territory.