Violence was present over the weekend all across Colombia either as a factor as a subject of debate.
Venezuelan riot police fired tear gas on Tuesday to break up a demonstration in Caracas called by opposition leader Juan Guaido as he seeks to ramp up demands for elections to replace populist President Nicolas Maduro.
Hundreds of protesters chanting “dictatorship never again” took to the streets of Brazil's capital on Sunday for the 55th anniversary of the coup that established more than two decades of military rule.
Chinese gift of a statue of Karl Marx is dividing Germans, as his home town of Trier prepares to unveil it 200 years after his birth. Marx co-wrote the Communist Manifesto, which said that all human history had been based on class struggle. His work remains controversial in Europe but is presented by China as central to its way of governing.