Voters in Uruguay elect a new president on Sunday and whoever they choose will have a difficult act to follow.
Tens of thousands of parents in Chile have marched in the capital, Santiago, in opposition to the government's planned education legislation.
Gloria was 10 years old when armed rebels burst into her home at night, forced her father to his knees and shot him twice in the back of the head as the family watched. The guerrillas never said why. When she was 14, the men returned. Four of them raped her.
A major meeting Pope Francis convened to help the Catholic Church improve its outreach to diverse modern families ended Saturday with a summary paper that removed earlier, revolutionary language that cited the value of same-sex and divorced families.
One of Colombia's most violent cities is successfully using science to combat crime.