Peruvians whittled away eight of the 10 contenders in last week's presidential election, setting up a June runoff contest between Keiko Fujimori, daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori, and another pro-business candidate, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
In Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff fought unsuccessfully during the week to head of an impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress this weekend. Her sworn political enemy, Chamber of Deputies Speaker Eduardo Cunha, led the charge to impeach her. Cuhna has been implicated in the corruption scandal at the state energy company, Petrobras.
Mexican taxi drivers protested against environmental regulations in the capital that block them from driving one weekday every week.
In Paraguay, a tornado swept through the small town of Dolores, causing destruction and death.
The Copa Libertadores soccer tournament wrapped up its group stage.
Photo gallery curated by Tomas Stargardter Mazoch in Mexico City.
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