Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took a swipe at Barack Obama on Saturday, calling him the "grand chief of devils" after the US president declined to recognize his contested re-election.
Authorities in Mexico say gunmen killed five men who were loading sand onto a truck at a riverbank near the resort city of Acapulco, while a shootout in an adjacent state killed one federal police officer and four alleged attackers.
An audit of election returns cannot overturn Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduros's win, a top election official said Saturday, warning the opposition against creating "false expectations."
At least 12 people died and around 15 were missing after a boat capsized in the Ariri river in the Brazilian Amazon, firefighters said in a revised toll, as an investigation got under way.
Violent clashes at Opposition protests over Venezuela's disputed presidential election have killed seven people, officials said today, as both sides mobilized supporters nationwide for new demonstrations.
A construction worker died after the collapse of a grandstand being built at Brazil's Arena Palestra football stadium.
Thousands of opposition supporters crammed the streets of Caracas on Monday, banging pots, burning trash bags and chanting "fraud" to protest the confirmation of late leader Hugo Chavez's political heir as president-elect.
Former bus driver Nicolas Maduro rose through the ranks of Venezuelan politics by faithfully following the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, repeating his slogans and carrying out his orders.
Nicolás Maduro, declared winner of the presidential election in Venezuela, is an ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba and even has a large portrait of the late spiritual guru in his office in Caracas.
Venezuelans headed to the polls Sunday to elect Hugo Chavez's successor, with his political heir, Nicolas Maduro, hoping to continue his socialist revolution and rival Henrique Capriles vowing change.
The body of Hugo Chavez may not have been embalmed and put on display for eternity but on the arms, legs and breasts of devoted Venezuelans, "el Comandante" will live on forever.
Chilean Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda's remains will be exhumed on Monday in a bid by the government to determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned by the Pinochet dictatorship he strongly opposed.
Officials say a helicopter chartered by French oil company Perenco with 13 people on board has gone down in Peru's remote northeastern jungle.
Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro has accused former US officials Roger Noriega and Otto Reich of plotting to kill him to prevent his victory in next week's presidential elections.
The brutal gang rape of a US student in a Rio bus has revived concern about public safety ahead of the World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics, despite an overall drop in violence.