This week in Argentina special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot to the head. Nisman, who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people, died hours before he was to testify in a Congressional hearing about the case. The death shocked Argentines, with even Fernandez saying that she did not believe that Nisman killed himself.
In Mexico, President Enrique Pena Nieto was involved in another scandal after a report surfaced that he had purchased a home from a businessman whose company won public works contracts worth millions of dollars. It is the third time in recent months that Pena Nieto, family members or associates have come under scrutiny for real estate linked to companies doing business with the government.
In Bolivia, President Evo Morales held a ceremonial swearing-in, led by Aymara spiritual guides, at the archaeological site Tiwanaku, a day before the official ceremony in La Paz.
In Peru, a dancer waits to perform in a presentation in honor of Our Lady of Candelaria's upcoming feast day celebrations, while at the iconic Coronado Bar in Lima a girl celebrating her 15th birthday rides on the back of a photographer's assistant to keep her gown from getting dirty.
In Haiti, demonstrations demanding that President Michel Martelly resign continue, while in Cuba kids do their homework inside the courtyard of an apartment building in Havana before talks between U.S. and Cuban on re-establishing full diplomatic relations.