Summit of the Americas reflected a shift from the "Washington Consensus" to the "consensus without Washington."
The assassination was tragedy, and so too was violent upheaval that within 48 hours took 330 lives in Bogota and killed 3000 people throughout Colombia.
The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America held its eleventh meeting Caracas, Venezuela, to decide on a joint economic program.
Lopez Obrador is again offering a sharp break from the right-wing policies.
Some 80 participants attended from the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Cuban President Raul Castro told reporters that, "For the first time in history we will have an organization of Our America."
Every year governments and human rights groups are supposed to be campaigning for increasing resources and public awareness aimed at ending violence against women.
The Patriotic Party's General Otto Perez Molina, the one with the hard hand, won with 53.7 percent over the execution-happy businessman.
Argentine voters rewarded President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for a booming economy with a big reelection victory.
The Guatemalan government officially apologized to the family of ex-president Jacobo Arbenz, who was ousted by the military 57 years ago in a CIA-backed coup.