Prospect of talks fails to ease tension in divided Venezuela
Public transport in Argentina has been severely disrupted by a huge nationwide strike against the economic policies of the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
A court in Argentina has sentenced 10 people to up to 22 years in jail for the kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a young woman, Marita Veron.
Colombia says providing reparations for the victims of its armed conflict is "a priority" as the country marks the National Day of Memory and Solidarity.
The Venezuelan government and a coalition of opposition parties have agreed to enter into "formal talks" to end weeks of anti-government protests.