Leading parties in the Brazilian lower house confirmed that President Dilma Rousseff has the decisive backing of 258 lawmakers, more than the number of votes needed to stop her impeachment.
Meanwhile, in Ecuador, opposition lawmakers and activists took the streets to protest against a series of constitutional amendments. In Central America, former Salvadorean president Francisco Flores has been detained and will have to face a trial over corruption.
In world news, the German parliament has approved sending military support to the U.S.-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State in Syria. While, China made a ground-breaking pledge of $60 billion dollars in an effort to expand cooperation with African countries.