Every year governments and human rights groups are supposed to be campaigning for increasing resources and public awareness aimed at ending violence against women.
The Patriotic Party's General Otto Perez Molina, the one with the hard hand, won with 53.7 percent over the execution-happy businessman.
Argentine voters rewarded President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for a booming economy with a big reelection victory.
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.
In Colombia, wholesale murder and impunity go hand in hand.
In another fit of lunacy, the Republican House Committee on Foreign Relations voted to cancel the payment of dues to the Organization of American States.
Since President Correa took office four years ago, 15.851 billion USD has been invested in public works.
"Our cry is for return of all rights and guarantees of Honduran democracy," Zelaya told supporters. "We are heading for a constituent assembly to win back power."
The top court issued a writ of prohibition in the case of former Congressman Wilson Borja, ending investigation into allegations he had connections with the FARC.
An arrest near Caracas triggered questions about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a socialist and protagonist of continent-wide emancipation knuckling under to Colombia.