Here are the From Our Own Correspondent stories from the Americas for 2011, sorted by date.
24 November 2011
Jason Palmer returns home to Alapaha, Georgia, for a meal filled with longstanding family rituals and traditions.
10 November 2011
After decades of battling against left-wing rebels and drug barons, Colombia is making inroads into improving the country's image.
17 September 2001
Daniel Schweimler travels to the remote corner of north-west Argentina which is a world apart from modern Buenos Aires.
3 September 2011
Huw Cordey experiences the extreme heat of California's Death Valley in summer.
3 September 2011
Jonny Dymond visits the small town of Rocky Mount in North Carolina to see how Main Street has fallen on hard times.
27 August 2011
David Willis reports on genetic testing, a controversial major growth industry in California's Silicon Valley.
20 August 2011
The politicians hoping to win the US Republican Party's nomination for next year's presidential election have begun a marathon gladiatorial contest, which exposes them to piercing and relentless scrutiny, writes Mark Mardell.
23 July 2011
Animal tracker Peter Allison can imitate baboons and wrestle pumas, but he will not feel at home until he is back in the Amazon, says Jake Wallis Simons.
16 June 2011
As the BBC's US west coast correspondent Rajesh Mirchandani prepares to leave his post, he reflects on the city he now calls home.
2 June 2011
Ed Butler explains how California's adult movie business is struggling with economic and legal pressures.
7 May 2011
As many people in the US rejoice at the death of Osama Bin Laden, Paul Adams reflects on 9/11 and what recent events have meant for America.
7 May 2011
Tim Ecott returns to the Cayman Islands, where he finds a new predator is destroying the Caribbean's marine life.
16 April 2011
Petroc Trelawny witnesses the debt-ridden Detroit Symphony Orchestra return to work after a six-month strike.
9 April 2011
An army of volunteers is building purpose-built houses in the US for military personnel injured by bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, Robert Hodierne reports.
2 April 2011
Linda Pressly reports on the Huaorani who live in remote parts of Ecuador's Amazon region, and who now feel threatened by possible oil exploration.
19 March 2011
Nick Caistor discovers that inefficiency and duplication means that doing some simple things in Havana can prove a frustrating experience.
5 March 2011
Even in Brazil's Amazon jungle there is a dress code, as Justin Rowlatt finds while hunting with the Awa people.
12 February 2011
Returning to the US, former North America editor Justin Webb is perplexed by a gun ownership surge in his old crime-free neighbourhood, where people leave front doors unlocked.
27 January 2011
David Willis finds a turf war being fought over the rights to Las Vegas' mafia history.
22 January 2011
Justin Rowlatt hears how people blame China as heavy industries decline across the US, jobs are cut and towns suffer.
8 January 2011
China is one of Brazil's most important trading partners but the relationship poses dangers as well as offering huge money-making opportunities.