A truckers' strike left empty petrol stations and barren supermarket shelves as drivers appeared unmoved by the government's threats to use force or fine people who didn't comply.
A five-day national strike has driven the country to a standstill and its largest city to declare a state of emergency.
- by Peter Prengaman
The wreckage of one of the most expensive maritime losses in history has been discovered, but who do the precious metals on board belong to?
- by Cleve R Wootson jnr
Nicolas Maduro hasn't wasted time consolidating power in the aftermath of his disputed victory in Venezuela's presidential election.
In a rare move, Brazil is providing armed back-up to indigenous people protecting the world's most threatened tribe from illegal loggers
- by Karla Mendes
The comments to a Chilean sex abuse victim were a striking statement of tolerance by Pope Francis.
It's the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal.
- by Crispian Balmer & Aislinn Laing
All 34 Chilean bishops who attended a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in their country have offered to resign.
- by Crispian Balmer