The proposal for a 191 mile segment of highway that would pass through Bolivia's TIPNIS natural reserve and indigenous property is drawing strong protests and heated debate.
Thousands of palm oil workers are now on a general strike in Colombia.
Argentine voters rewarded President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for a booming economy with a big reelection victory.
The Left dropped to about half its 12 percent high; it was weakened or defeated in seven elections in 2011.
"The thing doesn't end with salary cuts. It's the uncertainty of what will happen tomorrow, because each day they tell us something new."
There have been many demonstrations in Greece during the past two years since the government's solvency crisis began, but this past week surpassed all in terms of militancy and scale.
With the announcement of Gaddafi's death, it was clear that the uprising had entered a new phase.
The Guatemalan government officially apologized to the family of ex-president Jacobo Arbenz, who was ousted by the military 57 years ago in a CIA-backed coup.
Building over five months, students there have moved from immediate demands to an overall critique of Chile's dominant political-economic system.
Shenyang, China - population 8 million - was once heavily polluted by blankets of soot and smog. Now, it is transforming itself into a growing center for green technology.