The cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the US have their own analogues in Brazil, where relations between black citizens and police are also tense. But one Brazilian activist hopes the news from the US could push Brazilians to talk more openly about racial issues.
The United States national soccer team will take on Germany's team on Thursday. The US coach used to be the German national coach. Rumors have been swirling about what will happen when the teams and the coaches compete on in Recife.
Not all publicity is good publicity. Greenpeace learned that last month when activists placed yellow letters next to Peru's Nazca Lines. The stunt outraged Peruvians. Now Greenpeace has named the members behind the stunt.
The investigation in Argentina into the death of a special prosecutor who had said the nation's president was protecting the masterminds of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people. A new prosecutor has been appointed.
Ruxandra Guidi reports on Bolivia's "Coca Yes -- Cocaine No" policy; it's the brainchild of Bolivian president and former coca-grower Evo Morales, and the policy seeks to promote legal use of coca leaves