Venezuela secured a seat on Thursday at the global table of high power, the United Nations Security Council, while Turkey, was resoundingly defeated.
The Peruvian government says it will investigate illegal logging along the Peru-Brazil border following the murder of four indigenous leaders.
Panama has inaugurated a museum designed by the world-renowned Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry - his first in Latin America.
Two dozen scientists, authors, and world and national figures answered two questions: What is your greatest worry about climate change? What gives you hope? Here are some of their answers, condensed for space.
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin to monitor climate change.