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24 October 2014 Last updated at 17:34

Governor quits over Mexico missing Guerrero Governor Angel Aguirre speaks during a news conference. Photo: 23 October 2014

The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.


Peruvian artifact returned by the US 21 Oct 2014US returns ancient artefacts to Peru

The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.

puffer fishPuffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil

Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.

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Brazil: The 'El Dorado' for international migrants

The BBC's Wyre Davies travels to the north-western Brazilian jungle state of Acre and finds one of the most welcoming places in the world for international migrants.

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