An emotional Obama thanked his family, said his mantra "yes we can" and called on Americans to continue the fight for democracy - here are some of the strongest moments from Obama's historic farewell address.
Leading opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla has described "scandalous fraud" discovered in the wake of the elections. Despite a constitutional ban, Honduras' president ran for a second term in office.
Conservative commentators have latched onto comments they claim compared US President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. Obama said voter complacency could lead to events like WWII.
Recent years saw an upswing in female leaders in the Americas, but the region seems set to return to macho culture after Chile's upcoming election. When Michele Bachelet leaves office, will others fill the void?
Former US President Barack Obama has spoken of his frustration that America is pulling out of the 2015 climate accord. In a speech in France, he stressed that US businesses, states and cities remain firmly committed.
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