Argentinians protest against austerity measures
Argentinians angry at austerity measures introduced by President Mauricio Macri are calling for wage increases to be in line with inflation.
Teachers, bus drivers, factory workers and customs agents took part in a 24-hour anti-government strike.
Venezuela’s president accused of coup
The speaker of Venezuela's opposition-controlled national assembly has accused President Nicolas Maduro of staging a coup.
The Supreme Court has given itself legislative powers while effectively shutting down congress.
Brazil meat exports plunge after corruption scandal
Brazilian meat exports have dropped from more than $60m a day to a mere $74,000. This follows a corruption scandal that has undermined trust in food controls and prompted other countries to pull Brazilian beef and chicken from supermarket shelves.
Argentina poverty levels hit an all-time low
A new report by the Argentine Catholic University says 1.5 million people in Argentina have fallen into poverty since Mauricio Macri took office.
Activists say more resources are needed to assist those struggling to survive.