Members of a Bolivian student band surprised onlookers when they dressed up as Star Wars characters to perform The Imperial March, among other songs, in downtown La Paz.
Slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz was buried inside the church he served in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The Roman Catholic priest was murdered along with another cleric.
Young students wore capes and held staffs as they were crowned queens of Spring at a school in El Alto on Bolivia's annual Student Day, which coincides with the start of the Spring season.
Subway commuters in Buenos Aires, Argentina stepped into what looks like the other side of the world, in a mock-Syrian home with a screen showing an explosion in what seemed to be right outside the window. A human rights organization set up the installation to call attention to the Argentine president's pledge to take in Syrian refugees.
As the Paralympics came to an end in Brazil, Rio held the Olympic Dog Games with canines and their caretakers competing in synchronized swimming and jumping events.
Rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, started arriving for a conference where they'll vote on a peace accord reached with the government.
Historically secretive, it was the first congress open to civilians and the press.
In Caracas, a nun confronted police during a protest demanding that a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro be held this year. But officials said a vote could not be held until next year, leaving Maduro's vice president to finish his term if the president is recalled. If the referendum were held this year it could trigger new elections.
Cats and dogs got along just fine in an animal shelter in Havana, Cuba, where Lourdes Ortega runs an animal-sitting business out of her home. Her business got started by accident when a woman who worked nights hired her to feed, walk and groom her Chihuahua for $28 a month. Now she runs a flourishing small enterprise once unimaginable in Cuba.
Mexican farmer Edgar Serralde built his one-bedroom house with an intentionally slanted roof, hoping to take advantage of the average of 47 inches of rain that falls, capturing it in barrels. Now, with the help of the Mexican nonprofit Isla Urbana, Serralde has upgraded his system.
Architect Javier Senosiain built an apartment complex coined the "Nest of Quetzalcoatl," on the outskirts of Mexico City, where enormous snakes are conformed into passageways, bridges, fountains and walls.
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