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20 April 2014 Last updated at 01:44

Colombia to honour Garcia MarquezGabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City, on March 6, 2014.

Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.


Brazilian soldiers in Rio, 19 AprilBrazil cars torched in protest

Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.

Residents after Mexico City quakeMexico shaken by powerful earthquake

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.

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Venezuela's fading dreams

The BBC's Wyre Davies reports from Venezuela on the continuing divisions between government supporters and opponents even as the two sides agree to hold talks.

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Features & Analysis

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    Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez whose vibrant prose conveyed an overflowing imagination

  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health


  • Moai on Easter IslandHeaded for trouble

    Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx


  • An inmate depicting Jesus performs at the Sarita Colonia prison yard in Lima, on April 15, 2014.In pictures

    Peru prisoners mark Holy Week with Lloyd Webber musical


  • Capybaras at a waterhole in Casanare No rain on the plain

    Colombia's Casanare region ill-prepared for drought


  • In this 3 March, 2014, photo, a woman uses her cellphone in Camajuani, Cuba.Guerrilla wi-fi

    Cubans battle with Communist island's internet restrictions


  • Firefighters work in Valparaiso, Chile, on 13 April, 2014In pictures

    Chile firefighters battle to control a huge fire in Valparaiso


  • Zig-zag street markers in Sao PauloYellow squiggles

    Strange road markings in Sao Paulo baffle drivers


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    Brazilian man sells tattoo advertising space on his forehead


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