Supermarket shelves and fridges are empty, and the prices of the few goods that are available can change every day.
"A person cannot live in those conditions for ever," Ecuador's foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said.
Eleven convicts were caught on film prising open their bars and breaking out of a jail in Brazil's crisis-hit prison system.
The footage shows the young mother raining blows on her two sobbing children as they sit on a makeshift bed.
"If this is happening to me just based on the colour of my skin, then it can happen to anybody," Anika Vassell said.
The accident occurred when harsh winds veered the balloon off course into a mountainous region, before it made a hard landing in Luxor.
From New Year's Eve celebrations around the world, through winter storms in Britain, Europe and the US, to Epiphany in Spain.
Roberto Esquivel Cabrera claimed to have a whopping 18.9in organ, which catapulted him to international stardom after he brandished it in front of the adoring media.
The US Coast Guard is searching for animal rescue pilot Bill Kinsinger after his plane went missing over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday (3 January).
The latest photos of the massive winter storm barrelling into the northeastern US, as a rapid plunge in barometric pressure causes bombogenesis or a "bomb cyclone".
At least three people have confirmed Mexican actor Axel Arenas was at the hotel the same night Argentinian model Karen Grodzinski was shot dead.
Drone cameraman shouted at the boy to get out of the water after realising the danger surrounding him.
Freed Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle was arrested and faces 15 charges, including sexual assault, in Ottawa, Canada.
Argentinian law student Nahir Galarza, 19, has admitted to killing her ex-lover Fernando Pastorizzo, 21, on the morning of 29 December in Gualeguaychu.
One gang of inmates launched an attack on a rival faction and set their mattresses on fire along with the inmates.
A record-breaking arctic freeze has frozen the iconic Niagara falls, with tourists posting jaw-dropping photos of the falls on social media.
The animals had been poached from Lake Novo in Tartarugalzinho, in northern Brazil.
Enio Cubillo, director of Costa Rica Civil Aviation, said the Nature Air charter flight was heading for the capital of San Jose when it crashed.