It's early in the morning and with her juvenile looks and a rucksack with a flowery pattern dangling from one shoulder, 22-year-old Laura looks like just another student rushing to class on Bogota's mass transit system - the Transmilenio.
Belmopan, Belize. Astana, Kazakhstan. Brasília, Brazil. Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Abuja, Nigeria. And now, Santiago del Estero, Argentina?
As the daughter of impoverished rubber tappers in the far reaches of the Brazilian Amazon, Marina Silva learned how to read as a teenager and worked as a maid before entering politics as an icon of the environmental movement. Now, with a trajectory appealing to big parts of Brazil’s electorate, Ms. Silva is stirring an acutely competitive presidential race.
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling.
The Colombian military has held its first meeting with Farc rebel leaders at peace talks in Havana.