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31 July 2014 Last updated at 13:35

Argentina blames US for debt defaultProtesters holding a mock vulture protest on the outskirts of Buenos Aires on 30  July, 2014.

Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".


Unaccompanied minors ride atop the wagon of La Bestia (The Beast) in Ixtepec on 18 June, 2014.Mexico migrants' train deal reached

The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.

Relatives carry coffins of some of the 31 villagers massacred during the civil war in 1982, in Santa Maria Nebaj, Guatemala, 30 July 2014Guatemala buries massacre victims

The remains of 31 indigenous Ixil Mayans, killed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemala civil war, are buried in a ceremony in the country's north-west.

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Fears of mass civil unrest in Brazil during the World Cup turned out to unfounded, not least because of the government's heavy-handedness, writes our Rio correspondent Wyre Davies.

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