Fact-checking efforts have become increasingly common around the world due to concerns about the power of social media to spread disinformation and influence elections.
- by Sarah DiLorenzo
More than 2 million people have left Venezuela for other South American countries in the past year.
- by Mitra Taj
Authorities will carry out raids on properties owned by former president Cristina Fernandez Kirchner, as part of a case investigating widespread corruption.
The Venezuelan government asked Brazil to "guarantee the care and safety of Venezuelans and their families" and called the episode "violence fed by xenophobia".
Peruvian miners seek to have sex with young girls miners in the belief it will keep them safe underground and help them strike gold.
- by Stephania Corpi
Faced with nearly incomprehensible inflation — 32,714 per cent as of Wednesday — Venezuelan officials thought they had a solution: lop off some zeroes.
- by Nicholas Casey
The Colombian government has recognised Palestinian statehood, taking the decision during president Juan Manuel Santos' final week in office.
"People worldwide will depend on her to be a public and forceful champion, especially where offenders are powerful."
- by Rick Gladstone