Lots of talk of America's decline but few suggested solutions as Chinese vice president Xi Jinping visits Washington this week.
President Ollanta Humala declared the Maoist guerrilla group is no longer a threat after the capture of Comrade Artemio, reports guest blogger Hannah Stone.
A record turnout of nearly 3 million people voted in Venezuela's opposition presidential primary yesterday, selecting Henrique Capriles Radonski as the candidate.
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has suggested decriminalizing drugs in order to reduce violence in the Americas.
Umar Patek, accused of building the bomb used in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings, was captured in January 2011 and began his trial today in Indonesia.
The Americans Radhika Sainath and Huwaida Arraf were arrested and deported by Bahrain for showing solidarity with democracy protesters in the kingdom.
A primary election in Venezuela today looks set to elevate Henrique Capriles Radonski, a politician who models himself after a former Brazilian president, as the main challenger to Hugo Chavez.