Colombia's government signed a historic peace accord with the country's oldest and biggest guerrilla movement last week, ending more than five decades of internal conflict. President Juan Manuel Santos and the top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Rodrigo Londono, shook hands after signing the agreement.
In Mexico, demonstrators took to the streets of the capital on the second anniversary of the Sept. 26, 2014, disappearance of 43 students from the Rural Normal School at Ayotzinapa. Mexicans also held dueling marches, both in support of and against President Enrique Pena Nieto's push to legalize same-sex marriage.
The fuel tanker Burgos burned for several days after it erupted in flames off the Mexican port city of Boca del Rio.
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sandra the orangutan remains in a concrete cell and may never see the rainforest of her ancestors, despite landmark court rulings in recent years that the is entitled to some of the same rights held by humans.
Argentine soccer fans watched in pain as Iago Dias of Brazil's Coritiba team and his teammates knocked Argentina's Belgrano out of the Copa Sudamericana tournament.
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